Con­gress wades into FBI head­quar­ters con­flict, calls for inspec­tor gen­er­al inquiry

Law­mak­ers made bipar­ti­san calls on Tues­day for an inspec­tor gen­er­al inves­ti­ga­tion into the recent selec­tion of Green­belt, Mary­land, as the site of the FBI’s new multi­bil­lion-dol­lar head­quar­ters, claim­ing the deci­sion process had been taint­ed.
Rep. Ger­ry Con­nol­ly (D‑VA) said dur­ing a House Over­sight Com­mit­tee hear­ing that he want­ed the inspec­tor gen­er­al for the Gen­er­al Ser­vices Admin­is­tra­tion, the agency that led the selec­tion process, to “look at this process and how it can be so con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed as to skew the ulti­mate deci­sion.”
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Con­nol­ly’s remarks were direct­ed toward GSA Admin­is­tra­tor Robin Car­na­han, who appeared before the com­mit­tee for rou­tine ques­tion­ing about her agen­cy’s man­age­ment of fed­er­al work­spaces.
Con­nol­ly rep­re­sents a por­tion of north­ern Vir­ginia, includ­ing Spring­field, which was the unan­i­mous favorite for the FBI head­quar­ters site before Nina Albert, a Pr …