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By Daniel Pulliam April 13, 2007

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General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan plans to meet Monday with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel as part of the investigation into whether she violated the law that limits political activity in federal agencies, government sources confirmed.

The meeting with the independent federal investigative agency was expected to be arranged after allegations were leveled at Doan for violating the Hatch Act, a law limiting on-the-job political activity in government offices. Legal experts are divided on whether Doan broke the law.

OSC is investigating a Jan. 26 meeting at GSA's headquarters, which Doan attended with about 40 other political appointees. At the meeting, Scott Jennings, a deputy to Karl Rove, the leading political strategist at the White House, gave a PowerPoint presentation that listed Republican and Democratic House districts that the White House views as most vulnerable for the 2008 election. The presentation also included a map showing the Senate seats that are up for election in 2008 and whether the White House believes Republicans will have to play "defense" or "offense" on each seat.

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