In a fascinating development, yesterday’s filing by DoJ in the IRD APA suit to enjoin its suspension announced:

1) that the IRD suspension had been lifted temporarily;
2) that the USAID SDO would move to a different location within the agency; and,
3) that the full record (presumably wtih new mitigation material) will be examined by the new SDO.

As I read this, the agency essentially conceded it didn’t act properly, and would do a better job in a better location. Re-suspending would be foolish. Proposed debarment would be challenging. Be on the lookout for an administrative agreement in the near future.