WASHINGTON (CNN) – After just a week on the job, the Obama administration’s new chief information officer is taking a leave of absence until further notice.
A White House official tells CNN that Vivek Kundra is taking a leave from his post at the Office of Management and Budget until more details become known about an FBI investigation that resulted in a search of his former work place.
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A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Kundra is not involved in the case.
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Is Obama just a poor judge of character or does politics attract opportunists, swindlers, cheaters, narcissistic types?
We're learning very quickly we have a criminal Administation.
Geez, can't this administration stay above the law? Shouldn't we the American taxpayers expect/demand some sort of ethical behavior from these public servants? The days of blaming Bush for the beginning of time to date are over. So it's time for Obama to walk the walk/talk the talk!
Another crook in the administration? Imagine that! This is almost as bad as the clinton era!
Sure is hard to find good help these days – especially if you are a Democrat.
and he's going down.
and now come all of the guilty until proven innocent and then still guilty rantings...
That's some Change we can believe in....
so FBI still works for Bush and Cheney?
Perhaps they are looking for unpaid taxes???
Is this man not a scam?
How many of his selections are convicts, tax cheats, or have suspect pasts?
Can we have a new election?
This man compared to Lincoln?
An empty suit
What are the odds that Obama is just so unlucky in picking people to work for him that a third of them turn out to be crooks? Isn't it a lot more likely that DC is so full of crooks that it's hard to avoid them?
Somebody, please explain to me what the heck is going on here!! This is no longer funny!
"A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Kundra is not involved in the case"
Question for CNN: If that is the story then why the headline?
I think its nice to have an administration that would like the people in it to be above reproach. Good Job Obama, and by the way, Great work so far and pay no attention to those negative minded republican haters.
Oh it is just coincidental that everytime Obama appoints someone they are being investigated for something or other. .. I do not believe in coincidences but I do believe in tit for tat.. and I see it's like that. You could not stop his presidency but you can do everything possible to try to degrade and debase him.. bad sports and poor loser still stick out like a sore thumb..
Let's be fair...there's really no story here, at least right now.
Vivek Kundra isn't a suspect but it's pretty bad timing considering all the reat of the chaos going on.
I'm a conservative and I can dish out a smarmy remark with the best of them, but I really would like to see this economy start to calm down.
Hope he gets back on the job soon.
OMG! What mess have we stirred up now?
Figures... so what is new?!
All this is getting RIDICULOUS. Give Obama a Break. I see the fight is not getting this Country going, it's about trying to make Obama look Bad.
And I thought the republicanc were shady!
I am a huge Obama supporter, but something is seriously wrong with his vetting process, if there is any.
oh gosh..........we don't need these czars anyways. If government personel was a spending bill, these czars would be the earmarks in it.
What is the GOP up to now?
how many questionable connections does this president have to have before being questioned the tough questions himself? i mean, during the campaign it was accepted that the media didn't do its job. but with all of the badgering that Clinton and Bush went through you'd think that the election euphoria would wear off.