Darrell Issa Inadvertantly Reveals Improper Use of Congressional Funds to AEI

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    Darrell Issa Steps in It, Inadvertantly Reveals Improper Use of Congressional Funds to Serve AEI | Emptywheel

    Republicans are big fans of projection. When they’re neck-deep in conflicts of interest, they like to hide it by accusing Democrats of such conflicts. When they leak stuff, they accuse Democrats. When they mismanage stuff, they accuse Democrats.

    And yesterday, Darrell Issa got caught doing just that.

    A year ago, on July 27, 2010, Issa accused the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission of partisanship, largely because Democrats passed the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill before the FCIC reported its conclusions. Of particular note, Issa claimed Democrats on the FCIC were letting partisan ties direct their work.

    Yet, as a report released by Elijah Cummings yesterday makes clear, the Republicans were the ones being directed by outside influences–both by their own partisan considerations, as well as two possible lobbyists.

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