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Foxes in the henhouse: Napolitano gurus probed for meddling in Secret Service sex scandal
The inspector general praised it for its thoroughness. A month later, Ms. Napolitano received from the inspector general a “non-public report of investigation” with information that “was intentionally changed and withheld,” according to the letter from Mr. Johnson and Ms. McCaskill.
“Allegations [from whistleblowers] include that the public report did not contain relevant and damaging information contained in the non-public report,” the senators wrote. The letter did not cite any specific examples of what information was withheld.
Former congressional investigators said that, based on their experience, they would expect Mr. Sandweg, as Ms. Napolitano’s acting general counsel at the time, and Mr. Kroloff, as her chief of staff, to have had access to the non-public report. It remains to be seen how widely the non-public report was disseminated.
The office of personal responsibility filed a second report Dec. 27 as the inspector general was finalizing his report, which was designed in part to evaluate the Secret Service’s internal investigation. The office of personal responsibility’s second report “did not alter our findings or conclusions,” the inspector general wrote.
Titled “Adequacy of [Secret Services’] Internal Investigation of Alleged Misconduct in Cartagena,” the inspector general report, released in January, “incorporated the formal comments from the [Secret Service]” and had “no recommendations,” said a memo from Mr. Edwards to Mr. Sullivan.
On Feb. 19, he, Mr. Kroloff and Dennis K. Burke, who served as Ms. Napolitano’s chief of staff when she was governor of Arizona and as her senior adviser at Homeland Security, filed incorporation papers in Arizona for the Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) program.
It is unclear when plans for that program were launched. Napolitano allies David Aguilar, former deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf also are partners in GSIS.
Mr. Reinsdorf told the Center for Investigative Reporting in March that the GSIS partners “have known each other a long time” and that the program “is about relationships and friendships and the belief they have in each other.”
Mr. Kroloff and Mr. Sandweg are close. They met in 2000 at Arizona State College of Law, eventually bought adjacent houses and worked together on Ms. Napolitano’s 2006 campaign, according to the law school’s alumni newsletter. After Mr. Kroloff joined Ms. Napolitano’s Homeland Security staff, he brought aboard Mr. Sandweg, the newsletter reported.
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