Roberts: You're also being looked at by the Office of Personnel Management for improper employment practices and allegations of intimidating workers. That gonna hamper your ability to investigate this?
Bloch: Not whatsoever. There's no truth to any of those allegations. We Look forward to the determination of that inquiry which has been going on for two years. I've never heard from anybody, uh, never been asked any questions. That simply has no bearing on this whatsoever.
Consider what just happened there: Bloch, the head of what anybody from any political leaning would say was a significant investigation of a White House office, is asked about the fact that he is currently under investigation himself by another federal agency and if that would hamper his investigation. And he says no, because "there's no truth to those allegations."
Everybody feel better?
Bloch gets to profess his innocence on national television, with nobody to say a word in opposition - and there are plenty of somebody's who would have volunteered, and that's supposed to make us, as citizens viewing an investigation from afar, trust that everything's okay? Bloch just saying, "Oh it's all lies"? Unbelievable. They may as well have Karl Rove himself heading the investigation.
And his statement that "I've never heard from anybody, uh, never been asked any questions" is just wrong. It may be true that he hasn't been questioned about the 2004 events since the investigation officially started in October, 2005, but he was questioned on the exact matter he's talking about by the Senate in May, 2005. He was, to be precise, questioned by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management in May, 2005. It was that hearing that got the ball rolling on this investigation.
Again - Scott J. Bloch can't, with public trust, head this investigation. He just can't.