Local Interpretation of What GAO is investigating - and Why

O'Keefe calls GAO probe routine, AP, Nola.com

"Four NASA officials, insisting on anonymity, have told the Associated Press that the Government Accountability Office is looking at O'Keefe's travel practices, including his use of government planes, as part of a wide-ranging look at the space agency's finances under his tenure."

Editor's note: Either this reporter (Adam Nossiter) is sloppy or he doesn't read the news. In the article below (also on Nola.com but not mentioned by Nossiter) GAO officials have already provided a picture of what they are actually investigating. Yet Nossiter is still pushing his view that this whole thing is focused on O'Keefe's travel practices when GAO says that this is not the focus of their audit.

NASA financial probe targets entire agency - New LSU chancellor isn't primary focus, Times Picayune

"Auditor Geoff Frank said the congressionally requested probe does not target O'Keefe, but is a broad look at the internal controls the space agency used to ensure employee travel was justified. "It certainly doesn't focus on him," said Frank, an assistant director at the Government Accountability Office. "To the extent he was traveling, we could look at that. We're in the very early stages. We haven't concluded anything about Mr. O'Keefe or anyone else."

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