I’m posting from less than ideal WiFi, so this will be short and sloppy (and I may not be posting tomorrow at all). But I did want to share my first impression when I read Waxman’s latest:
Executive Order 12958 gives an arm of the National Archives, the Information Security Oversight Office, govemment-wide authority to conduct on-site inspections of all executive branch offices and agencies to ensure that security programs are effective. Yet according to the security officers, this Archives office was also denied access to the West Wing.
The security officers said that the Information Security Oversight Office informed the White House Security Office in 2005 that it would be conducting an inspection of offices within the White House. The security officers reported that after an initial meeting, a senior White House official intervened and instructed the White House Security Office to block any inspection of the West Wing.