How to whitewash an investigation

Now here’s an interesting approach to investigating.

The inspector general of the Interior Department was supposed to look into whether or not Vice President Dick Cheney interfered in the setting of environmental policy.

The report said they found no such interference.

Now we find out the investigators were looking for the interference.

That’s one way to control an investigation.

Cheney Role in Water Policy ExploredThe Interior Department’s inspector general found no political interference by Vice President Cheney on a key environmental policy in part because investigators were not looking for it, an Interior official told lawmakers yesterday. [Washington Post Political News]