We noted yesterday that the Office of Special Counsel had found that GSA chief Lurita Doan violated federal law when she had her underlings view a partisan PowerPoint presentation and then discuss ways the agency could help Republican candidates. Government Executive has new details from this “sharply worded” Special Counsel report. For example, at one point, “Doan told investigators that she did not pay attention to the PowerPoint slide presentation on the 2006 elections” because:
she dislikes PowerPoint presentations; she was uninterested in the topic; she does not care about polls; and, she felt the presentation had nothing to do with her or what she does on a daily basis at GSA. Lastly, Administrator Doan testified that she was on her Blackberry … reviewing emails … and only periodically looked up and down.
But investigators report that Doan contributed $226,000 to Republican candidates and Republican organizations and asked Doan why she contributed to candidates and organizations when “she does not care about polls or election results. Doan responded by testifying that the contributions had been ‘taken out of context.’”
UPDATE: More here.