A potential embarrassment of a different sort.
President Obama’s newly appointed chief information officer is on leave from his post after an FBI raid Thursday that resulted in the arrests of his former deputy and another man in connection with a D.C. government bribery scandal.
Authorities did not implicate Vivek Kundra in the scandal, but a White House official said he was on leave “until further details become known” about the investigation into the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer, which Mr. Kundra headed from 2007 until this year.
The White House official asked not to be identified discussing an ongoing investigation.
The incident is the most recent embarrassment for the Obama administration, which has struggled to make scandal-free high-level appointments.
“Obviously, this is a serious matter,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
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