A U.S. Interior Department investigator says the White House "hindered" an investigation into the BP oil spill, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. According to Politico:
The investigator was trying to determine whether the White House intentionally edited the report to create the false impression that outside experts supported the administration's call for a moratorium on offshore drilling. The White House had said the editing was a mistake, and the Inspector General’s final report concluded it was.
But the investigator, in a series of emails obtained by the newspaper, disagreed.
"I truly believe the editing ‘WAS' intentional — by an overzealous staffer at the White House. And, if asked, I, as the case agent, would be happy to state that opinion to anyone interested," senior special agent Richard Larrabee wrote, according to the Times-Picayune.