Published May 23, 2013
Though Issa dismissed her from the hearing room, he questioned at the time whether she had waived her rights by delivering the statement. A spokesman told Fox News on Thursday that Issa had reached a decision.
“After consulting with counsel, Chairman Issa has concluded that Ms. Lerner’s 5th amendment assertion is no longer valid,” spokesman Ali Ahmad said. “She remains under subpoena, the Committee is looking at recalling her for testimony.”
Issa, citing the concerns over Lerner’s comments, never actually adjourned the hearing — where other current and former Treasury and IRS officials testified. He only called it into recess. The thinking among Republicans is that they can still call her back to testify.
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By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News
Published: May 12, 2013 (h/t Drudge Report)
“Hillary Clinton’s not a target,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on NBC’s Meet the Press. “President Obama is not a target.”
Issa, who heads a panel probing the assault on the diplomatic outpost that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, said he will seek depositions from Benghazi review board heads Ambassador Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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June 20, 2012
‘It was liberalism on parade. It’s who these people are’
Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is coming down hard on the Obama administration’s “Fast and Furious” operation today, calling it “liberalism on parade” in a misguided attempt to promote stricter gun control in America.
“The whole point of Fast and Furious was to create mayhem in Mexico among drug cartels with American-made weapons easily procured so that you and I would stand up in outrage and demand tighter gun laws,” Limbaugh said.
“It was deceitful. It was sneaky. It was going against the will of the American people. It was liberalism on parade. It’s who these people are. They want tighter gun laws.”
The White House today tried to undercut a congressional investigation of the scandal in which the Department of Justice allowed guns to be sold and delivered to Mexican drug cartels by announcing tens of thousands of documents were covered by executive privilege.
This afternoon, a House panel voted to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena for the documents, defying Obama’s assertion of executive privilege.
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If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy.
Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker or by House Republican leaders.” (1)
But now it appears these stalwart souls have finally made that decision. They will “…slow [Issa’s] drive to hold the attorney general in contempt over the controversial Fast and Furious program…” for a period of “a month or even longer…” Apparently a year’s worth of testimony and documentation linking Obama Regime operatives to hundreds of deaths and the walking of some 2000 weapons across the Mexican border just haven’t been sufficient to convince Speaker Boehner that something is amiss. (2)
Republican leaders “…still don’t think the case is ‘rock solid…’ ” said an aide to Representative Issa. Of course, the fact that Attorney General Holder has refused to honor subpoenas demanding he turn over an estimated 8000 pages of Fast and Furious documentation might have something to do with Mr. Boehner’s feelings of uncertainty about adequate proof. (2)
May 14, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Electorate, Excessive Government Spending, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Fuel Prices, Government, Government Regulations, House of Representatives, Jobs, Learn from History, Liberal Scare Tactics, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, The Economy, Unemployment, United States Court System | Tags: contempt of congress, corruption in DOJ, Darrell Issa, Department of Justice, Eric Holder, john boehner, operation fast and furious, political fallout, progressive liies and deception, stalling on contempt citation | Leave A Comment »
Alan M. Gottlieb – AmeriPAC
01-08-2012 11:35 am
Rep. Darrell Issa is demanding a formal investigation into the CRIMINAL fundraising schemes that ACORN’s New York front group used to raise cash for the Occupy Wall Street protestors.
The House Oversight Committee Chairman and leading investigator for the House of Representatives said ACORN is “Engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests. [And may have] solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated funds to support the protestors.”
ACORN of course denies this but the evidence tells a very different story. FrontPage Mag (a publication run by conservative David Horowitz) reported, “At an emergency meeting NYCC organizing director Jonathan Westin played semantic games…
January 8, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, American Exceptionalism, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitution, Constitutional Responsibilities, Consumer Issues, Corruption in Government, Due Process of Law, Economic Security, Elections Politics, Employer Uncertainty, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government Regulations, House of Representatives, Illegal Election Funding, Jobs, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Poll Numbers, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Treason, Uncontrolled Protesters, Undermining Constitution, Unemployment, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU, United States Court System | Tags: ACORN, Americans reject Socialism, big government, ciminal fundraising, criminal rundraising, Culture of Corruption, Darrell Issa, false pretenses, Featured Story, fronts to raise cash, house oversight committee, liberal, Marxists, Marxists in the White House, morphing into another name, National Debt, nyc headquarters, Obamacare, part of Occupy WS, probe to prevent 2012 VOTER FRAUD, progressives, Rep. Darrell Issa, Socialists, unemployment | 1 Comment »
Published January 02, 2011
AP – In this March 2 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill.
Editor’s note: The following is the latest installment in “Movers and Shakers: Republican Leadership in the 112th Congress.” The FoxNews.com series looks at some of the newly prominent House Republicans who will decide GOP and legislative priorities in the next Congress.
Of all the Republicans in line for a promotion when the next Congress convenes on Wednesday, perhaps nobody puts Democrats more on edge than Rep. Darrell Issa.
The wealthy Republican from California, who spent the last session needling the Obama administration with media-ready reports and investigations on everything from ACORN to the stimulus package, is poised to up his game this year when he takes the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The position makes him the de facto congressional watchdog for the administration, this time with subpoena power.
January 2, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, Amendment Rights, America's Freedoms, Armed Forces, Classified Intelligence, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitution, Constitutional Rights, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Economic Security, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Excessive Government Spending, Government, Government Regulations, Healthcare, House of Representatives, Learn from History, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Nuclear Security, Politics, POTUS Elibility Issue, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Recovery, Redistribution of Wealth, Religious Freedoms, Smaller Government, State Voter Initiatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, Terrorism, The Economy, Unemployment, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU | Tags: 'constant battle' with White House, Capitol Hill, Darrell Issa, Democrats, House, Move and Shakers, Obama, prediction, Republicans | 1 Comment »
Posted Nov 17th 2010 at 4:11 pm
by Dan Riehl
Via an op-ed in the New York Times, Congressional Quarterly staff writer, Brian Friel, offers the incoming GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee some suggestions as to what they perhaps should and should not consider investigating next year.
What’s unclear is how Friel determined that two registered lobbyists who lobby the Oversight committee and an unpaid White House adviser should, without full disclosure, be portrayed as 3 of “14 good-government watchdogs — veterans of the oversight process, former public officials, and academics” for purposes of his presumably objective op-ed.
Brian Friel is a staff writer at Congressional Quarterly. The oversight experts consulted were: Joel Aberbach, Steven Aftergood, Ryan Alexander, Danielle Brian, Dan Donovan, Linda L. Fowler, Philip G. Joyce, Donald F. Kettl, David Marin, Conrad Martin, Patricia G. Mcginnis, David Osborne, Andrew Rudalevige, Gerry Sikorski.
David Marin and Gerry Sikorski, are registered lobbyists who actually lobby the Oversight Committee on behalf of their clients. Marin works at the lobbying firm the Podesta Group, which lobbies the Oversight Committee on behalf of General Motors. Sikorski works for the lobbying firm Holland & Knight, which has also lobbied the Oversight Committee. Their clients include the American Arbitration Association and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee and Minnesota.
November 17, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Constitution, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, Undermining Constitution | Tags: Congress, congressional oversight, Darrell Issa, Justice/Legal, lobbyist, Media Criticism, New York Times, obama white house | 1 Comment »
Published May 29, 2010
Former President Bill Clinton acknowledges applause after being awarded the Sons of Italy Foundation’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service during the groups annual national education and leadership awards gala in Washington, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP)
Like an aging sports star who can’t stay away from the game, Bill Clinton’s direct role in the firestorm over President Obama’s job offer to a lawmaker for a political favor has raised questions about whether the former president was used and abused by a cynical administration or whether he took advantage of the White House to burnish his legacy.
At the behest of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Clinton tried last summer to persuade Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak to abandon his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter by offering an executive branch post.
But in perhaps a sign of Clinton’s fading influence, Sestak turned the offer down and whipped Specter in the primary last week.
“It’s very clear that President Clinton doesn’t want to leave politics but more importantly that the White House wanted some sort of plausible deniability,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who is calling for an FBI investigation, told Fox News on Friday.
18 U.S.C. § 211 : US Code – Section 211: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
May 29, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government | Tags: "impeachable" offence, 18 USC 598-599, 18 USC 600, axis of evil, Clinton motives, Clinton's role, corruption, Culture of Corruption, Darrell Issa, FBI investigation, Hillary Clinton, Most Americans Reject Socialism, politics, possible violation of law, Sestak controversy, socialism, White House motives | Leave A Comment »