Lurita Doan under investigation

ABC News reports that the head of the General Services Administration is being investigated over concerns she engaged in partisan activity at taxpayer expense.

Published April 5, 2007 10:11PM (EDT)

More trouble for a White House battered by investigations -- ABC News reports that the conduct of Lurita Doan, the head of the General Services Administration, is being looked at by the Office of Special Counsel.

This probe emanates from an investigation by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who has alleged that Doan asked a White House political operative how she and her employees could "help 'our candidates' in the next elections." Government officials may not conduct partisan activities at taxpayer expense.

Doan has since appeared before the committee that Waxman chairs, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where she denied the allegations.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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