July 15, 2003
Official DOT investigation of FAA

Here is the letter that the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation sent to Sen. Joe Lieberman in response to his request for an investigation into the FAA's involvement in the Killer D search. I'd been unable to find a link for it when I wrote this post, but alert reader Josiah sent me the link yesterday (thanks!). I'm working my way through it and will post on it if I find anything of interest.

UPDATE: Thomas Nephew did read the report and he has some nice insights on it. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 15, 2003 to Killer D's | TrackBack

The tidbit I've noticed is that the primary FAA contact, David Balloff, was a member of the Tennessee Republican Executive Committee. Balloff seems to have got himself on the wrong side of the DoT IG by not being very forthcoming about chances he had to clue in colleagues and superiors about what he was doing. I write a bit about it here.

Posted by: Thomas Nephew on July 15, 2003 2:23 PM