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  • Issa: ĎWe Are in a Crisis,í and Hillary Clinton Is a ĎCriminal Involved in a Criminal Enterprise'

    07/06/2016 5:55:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2016 | DAN RIEHL
    EXCERPT Issa said: We are in a crisis because Hillary Clinton, if the voters do not stop her, will be the next President of the United States. She will, in fact, on Day One say, ďPardon me,Ē and sheíll mean it. Sheíll have pardoned herself. She will have, in fact, gone from being a criminal involved in a criminal enterprise. Obviously, Clinton Cash depicted that and somebody who flaunted the security laws, the privacy laws, the presidential and the Federal Records Act, and gotten away with it.
  • Issa: FBI "Has No Choice"; Must Indict Clinton

    07/03/2016 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 130 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The FBI "really has no choice" but to recommend an indictment against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif., shown). His statement echoes Tom DeLay's claim last week that the FBI is "ready to indict." While much of the focus has been on the fact that Clinton passed classified information over an unsecured server, Issa pointed out that, as bad as that is, there is more to it: These are documents that are not only highly classified, but she took them from government. Let's not forget when she left government, she...
  • Issa: Romney Needs to Get Over the Fact That Someone He Didnít Pick Won

    05/12/2016 12:09:00 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNNís ďThe Situation Room,Ē Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a supporter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told host Wolf Blitzer that 2012 GOP presidential nomination former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) needs to get past notion that his first choice to carry the Republican banner in this fallís presidential election did not win and that he should get behind Trump.
  • Memo to Bushes, other GOP holdouts: Get on the Trump Train

    05/10/2016 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10,2016 | Darrell Issa
    To hear the political media put it, Republicans all across the country are seething with rage, shaking their fists at each other and determined to drive the GOP apart. alk about the wish being the father to the thought Ė and the reporting.
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Endorses Donald Trump For President

    05/06/2016 3:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    California political insider James Lacey announced Thursday on Varney & Company that former House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has endorsed Donald Trump for President.
  • Watch: GOP Establishment Elites Discuss How To Stop Trump-(Shortened)

    03/14/2016 5:18:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    At a private luncheon in Washington, DC, a group of GOP establishment figures gathered to lament the rise of Donald Trump and discuss what can be done to defeat him. The luncheon was filmed as part of an episode titled ďThe ReckoningĒ in the Showtime documentary series The Circus, which chronicles the 2016 race for the White House. Executive producers Mark Halperin and Mark McKinnon sat down with these establishment figures before Super Tuesday.
  • Issa: FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case

    01/29/2016 10:00:46 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 01/29/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute. The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
  • GOP lawmaker: FBI ‚Äėwould like to indict both Huma and Hillary‚Äô

    01/29/2016 9:02:09 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2016, 12:33 pm | Makr Hensch
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said the FBI likely has enough evidence right now to indict Hillary Clinton and her valued aide Huma Abedin, but that agency chief James Comey is being constrained. ‚ÄúI think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak,‚ÄĚ Issa told The Washington Examiner in an interview published Friday. ‚ÄúI think he‚Äôs in a position where he‚Äôs being forced to triple-time make a case what would otherwise be, what they call, a slam dunk." Clinton is currently under federal investigation over her private email server from her time as secretary of...
  • WATCH: ISS Nasa live cam cuts after 'suddenly locking on to mystery glowing UFO'

    11/03/2015 7:42:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | 02:53, Tue, Nov 3, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:17, Tue, Nov 3, 2015 | By Jon Austin
    A "UFO was intercepted" by the International Space Station (ISS), claim alien hunters, who allege footage from a NASA live camera feed which zoomed in on a mysterious glowing orb suddenly cut out. The "orb UFO" allegedly monitored by ISS crew ================================================================================================================== A UFO hunter claims the ISS camera locked on and zoomed into a ‚Äúmystery glowing orb‚ÄĚ, but after monitoring the ball of light, Nasa cut the live stream from public viewing. The "Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)" was visible in the distance between the ISS and Earth, according to Scott C Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, before the...
  • Chaffetz, Issa: Weíll step aside for Paul Ryan

    10/09/2015 11:58:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have urged Paul Ryan to step up for House Speaker in an attempt to bring unity to the GOP caucus. He may already be having that effect. After a mid-morning caucus conference, two potential rivals publicly endorsed the Ways and Means chair for the post, including formally declared candidate Jason Chaffetz: Chaffetz, who launched his Speaker bid last weekend, said he‚Äôd end his bid if Ryan heeds the call to enter the race.‚ÄúI‚Äôm a huge fan of Paul Ryan. I would support Paul Ryan,‚ÄĚ Chaffetz told reporters.‚ÄúPart of the reason I got into the race was because people...
  • Issa Hints At House Speaker Bid,Downplays Chaffetz Run For Spot

    10/09/2015 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Fridayís ďMorning JoeĒ on MSNBC, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) discussed the state of the House Speakerís race in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthyís (R-CA) announcement that he was no longer running for the spot, which is soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Escorted Out of Congressional Panel on Benghazi

    06/16/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/16 | FRANK THORP V and LUKE RUSSERT
    Outspoken Republican Congressman Darrell Issa tried to crash a deposition Tuesday on Benghazi, but was promptly escorted out from the closed-door panel on Capitol Hill. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, had no qualms about personally kicking out Issa, the former House Oversight Committee chairman. "I'm a prosecutor, we always follow the rules," Gowdy later told NBC News. "[Issa] is not a [Benghazi] committee member and non-committee members are not allowed in the room during the deposition. Those are the rules and we have to follow them, no exceptions made." The moment just...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with ďguest workersĒ from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through Americaís front door. Critics say lawmakers Ė including top Republican leaders Ė are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • ID:Two Rallies in Support of Constitutional Carry

    02/24/2015 5:06:38 PM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February | Dean Weingarten
    The above rally in Boise, on Saturday, 21 February, 2015, was attended by over 200 supporters of H0089.† The bill, which would remove a number of current restrictions on the carry of firearms in Idaho law.†† The local media is said to have reported that there were "dozens" That is accurate but misleading.† After all, 300 people are also "dozens" of people.† Common usage is that once 200 items are reached, they are called "hundreds", not "dozens".† From ISSA facebook page: Watched Channel 2 and 7 news tonight. No surprise that coverage was sparse and biased. Good thing we...
  • CNNís Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani ĎHatefulí Remarks

    02/22/2015 10:41:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNís ďState of the Union,Ē host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the mediaís obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America. Borger twice called the comments ďhateful,Ē as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack Americaís mayor. ďI donít think Rudyís ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs,Ē Issa said. ďHe was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president...
  • The Jon Gruber controversy and what it means for Obamacare, explained

    12/09/2014 8:16:41 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    Vox Via Yahoo News ^ | 12/9/2014 | Sarah Kliff
    In mid-November, conservative news outlets posted multiple videos of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT health economist who worked on Romneycare and Obamacare, crediting the "stupidity" of American voters as one reason that the health law passed. The videos were not flattering for Gruber; Democrats have moved quickly to distance themselves. And, perhaps more consequentially, they have breathed new life into the Obamacare opposition effort. Today, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing with Gruber titled "Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures." ... Here'a a quick guide to who Jonathan Gruber is, why he's at the center of this controversy, and what it...
  • Stupid Gruber Faces House Oversight Ctte (Live Thread 9:30 ET)

    12/09/2014 6:15:01 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 577 replies
    C-SPAN 3 ^ | December 9, 2014 | C-SPAN
    "Voters are stupid" economist Jonathan Gruber and Marilyn Tavenner face Issa and the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee today on C-SPAN 3. FOX News reports that Tavenner has asked that she be seated anywhere but next to Gruber. Apparently, Gruber is radioactive. Time will tell whether this affliction is covered under Obamacare.
  • Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)

    11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | John Hayward
    Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I donít want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.) Hereís a little taste of what has already been discovered,...
  • Issa calls Gruber to testify before Oversight

    11/21/2014 10:28:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    The House Oversight Committee is asking embattled former ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber to testify at a hearing next month on the ďtransparency failuresĒ of the administrationís healthcare law. Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Gruber on Thursday, about two weeks after videos surfaced in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor suggested that a "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" helped Congress pass the Affordable Care Act.The chairman also invited Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), whose own investigation found the Obama administration had inflated its...
  • Chaffetz succeeds Issa on Oversight

    11/18/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday won a competitive four-way race to become the House Oversight Committee chairman in the new Congress starting in January. Chaffetz and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and John Mica (R-Fla.) vied to succeed current Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is term-limited, for the high-profile gavel. All four candidates emphasized throughout their candidacies that they'd try to run the committee differently from Issa's controversial tenure. Over the course of the last two days, the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of elected leadership, top committee chairmen and regional representatives that determines...
  • Before Ending Chairmanship, Issa Sets Ebola Hearing for Oversight Next Week (Oct. 24)

    10/17/2014 2:45:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    California Republican Darrell Issa has a well-deserved reputation for finding ways to bring the issue of the moment into his committeeís jurisdiction. President Barack Obamaís handling of the Ebola crisis is no exception. On Friday afternoon, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman announced he would convene a full panel hearing in seven days, on Oct. 24, titled, ďThe Ebola Crisis: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response.Ē As with the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing earlier this week, Issaís hearing will explore whether federal agencies properly handled the first known cases of the Ebola virus in the United...
  • A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal

    09/13/2014 7:33:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 9-12-2014 | The Tribune-Review OP/ED
    TribLIVE | Opinion/The Review A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal By The Tribune-Review Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 8:57 p.m. Had Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder's communications director, just said, ďSorry, wrong number,Ē and hung up a week ago Friday, his apparent attempt to coordinate a document leak with staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, wouldn't be the IRS targeting scandal's latest twist. But Mr. Fallon didn't realize he had actually called staff for the committee's Republican majority before saying he wanted to leak documents...
  • Congress may still vote on military force against ISIS

    09/11/2014 7:18:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/10/2014 | Greg Sargent
    Is Congress really going to allow the president to escalate military action against ISIS without voting on it? There almost certainly won't be any vote before the midterm elections. But there is still another way: members of Congress could try to force a vote on authorization of force after the elections - during the lame duck session. ...
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as ďaudibly shakenĒ when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer

    08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Doug McKelway
    Lois Lernerís Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about...
  • Issa subpoenas Obamaīs chief of staff

    08/22/2014 4:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/22/14 | Elise Viebeck
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a subpoena Friday for White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, arguing he has not cooperated with a GOP probe of President Obama's political office. Issa accused McDonough in a letter of failing to accept investigators' "good faith" effort to address concerns about revealing privileged communications between Obama and his staff. "The White House has acknowledged that the dialogue has been constructive and that progress has been made. Unfortunately, these characterizations represent the total sum of what the White House has provided," Issa wrote on Friday. "The White House has not produced...
  • Issa: More Than 20 Obama Officials ĎLost or Destroyedí E-mails After House Launched Probes

    08/07/2014 5:36:15 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7 August, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    The revelation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilynn Tavenner did not retain her e-mails means that more than 20 witness in the Obama administration to lose or delete e-mails without notifying Congress, according to the top House investigator. ďThe Obama administration has lost or destroyed e-mails for more than 20 witnesses, and in each case, the loss wasnít disclosed to the National Archives or Congress for months or years, in violation of federal law,Ē House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said of Tavennerís lost e-mails. ďIt defies logic that so many senior...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton: 'You don't have a right to know' what's going on at the White House

    07/29/2014 4:20:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s non voting delegate to Congress, has a novel definition of the separation of powers. Becoming exasperated at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's insistence that a subpoena to David Simas, director of the administration's Office of Political Strategy, should go forward, Holmes Norton dressed down Issa by claiming the Oversight Committee, which oversees the executive branch, didn't have the right to investigate the White House. Washington Examiner: "You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton...
  • Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa (Updated)

    07/25/2014 5:47:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 25 Jul 2014 | Steven Dennis
    Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-14 to reject the White Houseís claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress. Republicans said they were standing up for the principle that no one is above the law, and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa quoted a long list of Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of...
  • Examining the Justice Departmentís Response to the IRS Targeting Scandal

    07/17/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://oversight.house.gov/ ^ | July 17, 2014 | http://oversight.house.gov/
    Press releases: July 17, 2014 Justice Department Investigating the IRS Commissionerís Delay in Notifying Justice, Congress about Lernerís Lost Emails DAG Cole: We are looking into Koskinenís delay in reporting the revelation that key witnessís evidence was lost In todayís House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs hearing on the U.S. Department of Justiceís response to the Internal Revenue Serviceís targeting of conservativeÖ http://oversight.house.gov/release/justice-department-investigating-irs-commissioners-delay-notifying-justice-congress-lerners-lost-emails/ Justice Departmentís IRS Targeting Investigation Only Learned of Lois Lernerís Missing Emails After Media Reports Revelation raises questions about the seriousness of DOJ effort, reinforces need for special prosecutor...
  • Issa subpoena storm intensifies

    07/16/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/14 | Justin Sink
    The director of the White House's political office defied a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, setting up a new high-profile fight between the White House and House Republicans. Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said administration claims that White House political director David Simas was immune from testimony were ďabsurdĒ and ďdeeply disturbing.Ē ďThe American people have a right to know if their tax dollars are being used for political activity,Ē Issa said, adding that Simas's testimony was ďcritically importantĒ to his investigation into whether the political office had violated the Hatch Act, a law prohibiting executive...
  • Darrell Issa: Voicemail shows illegal fundraising by Obama adminstration

    07/16/2014 9:22:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 15 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities. During a Wednesday Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Issa played a recording of a voicemail message from March 2012 that he said Solis left on the phone of a Labor Department subordinate asking the person to contribute to Obama's re-election campaign, Organizing for America, at a restaurant that Friday. ďHi, this is Hilda Solis calling, um, just calling you off the record here. Wanted to...
  • As Senior White House Advisor Defies Congressional Subpoena, Committee Releases Audio Recording...

    07/16/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Committee on Oversight & Goverment Reform ^ | 7/16/14 | Govt Committee??
    "As Senior White House Advisor Defies Congressional Subpoena, Committee Releases Audio Recording of Cabinet Secretary Making Illegal Campaign Solicitation" Then Labor Secretary: ďOff-the-record hereóWanted to ask you if you could help us get folks organized to come to a fundraiser that weíre doing for Organizing for America for Obama campaignĒ As Director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, David Simas, in defiance of a congressional subpoena, failed to appear today to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on taxpayer-funded political campaign activity by government officials, the Committee released an audio recording of...
  • David Simas wonít appear before Issaís panel

    07/16/2014 8:13:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Jul 2014 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN and LAUREN FRENCH
    David Simas, director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, will not comply with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reformís subpoena for him to testify, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston said in a letter Tuesday to panel Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). ďThe committeeís effort to compel Mr. Simasís testimony threatens longstanding interests of the executive branch in preserving the presidentís independence and autonomy, as well as his ability to obtain candidate advice and counsel to aid him in the discharge of his constitutional duties,Ē Eggleston wrote.
  • White House to Defy Congressional Subpoena, Prevent Top Political Aide From Testifying at...

    07/15/2014 6:20:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/15/14 | Oliver Darcy
    "White House to Defy Congressional Subpoena, Prevent Top Political Aide From Testifying at Hearing" WASHINGTON (AP) ó The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday. The White House is arguing that Obama adviser David Simas (SEEí-muhs) is immune from subpoena by the House Oversight Committee in its investigation into the political office that he directs.
  • Would You Believe, Another Crashed Hard Drive?

    07/14/2014 5:36:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/14/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday made yet another request to the federal government for details about a crashed hard drive that may have contained information allowing criminal charges to be brought against a federal official. Issaís newest letter concerns the hard drive of April Sands, a former employee at the Federal Election Commission who resigned in the spring after admitting to violations of the Hatch Act. That law puts restrictions on the ability of government officials to conduct political activities while on the job, or from government offices.
  • White House asks Darrell Issa to drop subpoena

    07/14/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/14 | Lauren French
    The White House is asking Rep. Darrell Issa to withdraw a subpoena of a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and is offering instead to a hold a private briefing on activities in the administrationís political affairs office. In a letter sent Monday, White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston offered to brief Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on the role of the the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach on Tuesday. Thatís one day before the officeís director, David Simas, is under subpoena to testify on potential violations of the Hatch Act.
  • Issa accuses State Department of dodging Benghazi questions in 37-page letter

    07/11/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News, ^ | 7/11/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON Ė Top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa Friday accused the State Department of trying to repeatedly dodge congressional efforts to look into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman sent a 37-page letter to the newly-created House Select Committee on Benghazi detailing attempts he claimed were made to sidestep providing documents and answering questions about the attack from September 2012 until May 2014. Issa said the State Department promised to cooperate with Congress but failed to actually provide information requested and missed many
  • Another Lois Lerner email was just uncovered, and itís a BOMBSHELL

    07/09/2014 1:58:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    6 days before tax day liberal Christmas in 2013 Lois Lerner was emailing with one of her fellow cronies and warning them to be careful, ďwe need to be cautious about what we say in emailsĒ.
  • Issa: New Koskinen Testimony Will Turn Up Heat On Lois Lerner (VIDEO)

    07/06/2014 10:56:00 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | July 26 2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa indicated Sunday that upcoming testimony from Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen could further incriminate embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner. ďEither Lois Lernerís attorney is outright not telling the truthÖor the commissioner was inaccurate in his testimony before Congress,Ē Issa said on Fox News Sunday. ďNow the lawyer, Mr. (William) Taylor, is not under oath. The commissioner is.Ē Issa, chairman of the House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform, was referring to statements made by Lernerís legal team that contradicted claims made by Koskinen during recent House testimony. Lerner, former director of the tax...
  • Goodlatte: Time to end Ďcatch-and-releaseí for illegals surging border

    07/03/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Republican who spent the past two days investigating the border surge of illegal immigrants from Central America said Thursday that most of them are trying to reunite with relatives who are already living illegally in the U.S., and the best way to stop the surge is to speed up the threat of deportations. Virginia Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that after speaking with immigration agents who are on the front lines intercepting and processing the families and unaccompanied children, itís clear illegal immigrants donít believe there are any consequences for jumping the...
  • 33 Lawmakers Call on Obama to End Deferred Action Program in Wake of Border Crisis

    07/03/2014 8:27:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Caroline May
    More than 30 Republican lawmakers are calling on President Obama to end his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and make a public assertion that new arrivals will not receive legal status. In response to the ongoing flood of unaccompanied immigrant minors illegally crossing the nationís southern border, 33 Republican congressmen, lead by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), are pressing Obama to roll back policies and perceptions that they say have helped spur the onslaught. "As our country faces an unprecedented surge in the arrival of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) at our southwestern border, we call on you to immediately end...
  • Issa to IRS Commissioner: Want to Revise Your Testimony?

    07/02/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7-2-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Issa to IRS Commissioner: Want to Revise Your Testimony? Sharyl Attkisson Today, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking if he wants to amend his earlier testimony about Lois Lerner. Koskinen testified on June 23 that Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of the controversy over the tax agencyís targeting of conservative groups, followed terms of the Federal Records Act in her handling of public records and materials. When asked about emails that have been reported as lost when Lernerís hard drive crashed in 2011, Koskinen stated, ďThe responsibility is,...
  • Issa Battles Candy Crowley ➡ Takes Aim At IRS ➡ VIDEO

    07/01/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    Barracuda Brigade ^ | July 1, 2014
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa battled this past Sunday with Candy Crowley on CNN's State of the Union over the ex-IRS officialís lost emails. The IRS has informed congressional investigators probing the tea party targeting that Lois Lerner's emails from 2009 through mid-2011 were lost when her hard drive crashed. Coincidentally, the time period encompasses the first year IRS agents in Cincinnati began pulling tea party applicants for a closer look.
  • Issa Calls for Special Prosecutor in IRS Case; Suggests Immunity for Lerner

    06/26/2014 11:13:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2014
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) demanded a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS over its targeting of conservative groups and the disappearance of emails from key officials. Issa declared that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is ďnot the ideal person, not even an appropriate personĒ to oversee the investigation into the IRSí conducts, and that this case calls for a true, special, independent prosecutor who has the ability to issue warrants, to seize materials, to safeguard documents and other information before it goes away and get to the truth.Ē He added that a special prosecutor will almost certainly...
  • Issa Expands Investigation Ė Subpoenas 28 Years of Lois Lerner Emails

    06/25/2014 5:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/25/14 | Jim Hoft
    Lois Lerner, the controversial director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has a long sordid history of targeting conservatives. Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. Eventually, she lost her case. At one point Lerner even asked a targeted conservative if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)
  • Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'

    06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when...
  • Issa subpoenas White House attorney to testify over missing IRS emails

    06/24/2014 3:49:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has subpoenaed an attorney in the White House counsel's office, who used to serve as counselor to the head of the IRS, to testify about the missing emails of former agency official Lois Lerner. The committee sent a letter on June 19 asking for Jennifer O'Connor to appear at a Tuesday hearing about the missing emails, as a part of its investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups. [....] However, OíConnorís boss, White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston, responded by telling the committee OíConnorís testimony was not necessary.