Tuesday, May 6

Breaking: FBI Raids Office of Special Counsel

The FBI raided the headquarters of the Office of Special Counsel today, and agents from the Office of Personnel Management siezed boxes of evidence from the Director's home. The OSC is responsible for protecting federal whistleblowers from retaliation.

According to the Washington Post, the FBI served 17 subpoenas and sequestered the agency Director, Scott J. Bloch, for questioning. Bloch has been under scrutiny for his handling of the department, and his understanding of whistleblowing in general, since he took the position in 2003.

It is unclear at this time what specifically the Bureau was looking for; the warrant was apparently extremely broad. More news when we get it.