Not waiting until Jan. 5, after all


On Monday, Scott Bloch announced he planned to resign on Jan. 5, the scheduled end of his term.

Today, apparently, the White House decided that wasn’t soon enough.

Bloch was called to 1600 Pennsylvania for a meeting this morning and was dismissed from the agency, according to sources. OSC is holding an all-hands meeting right now so Bloch can break the news.

More details as they come…

Update: Sources say the Federal Protective Service prevented Bloch from re-entering the agency’s M Street offices after his meeting at the White House.

Update II: Background on the strange case of Scott Bloch.

Update III: According to OSC spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, William Reukauf, the senior associate special counsel, will take over Bloch’s post on an acting basis.

Update IV: According to the White House, Bloch will be placed on administrative leave for the duration of his term.


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