The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General is expanding its probe into the U.S. Attorney scandal, according to a letter sent to Congress today.
The investigation is looking into whether political or other undue considerations played into hiring decisions for nonpartisan jobs at the Justice Department. The probe has centered on Monica Goodling's role in hiring and personnel decisions.
According to the letter, sent to Reps. John Conyers Jr. and Lamar Smith, the key areas of interest also include allegations concerning hiring for the Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program as well as for the Civil Rights division.
No mention yet, however, on the hiring of immigration judges.