Rep. Issa closes in on Clinton

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    A fight between Issa and Clinton would have implications not only in the 2012 election, but possibly 2016 as well, given speculation — rejected by Clinton — that she might run again for the White House.

    The real target for all of Issa’s investigations is Obama, whom Clinton is under pressure to protect even as she looks to cement her own reputation as a successful secretary of State.

    And Issa, in going after State, is setting himself up for a battle with one of the country’s most popular and influential political figures.

    Clinton is also a Washington player with a cadre of loyal lieutenants dedicated to protecting her image — not to mention her husband, President Bill Clinton.

    Clinton and Issa have tangled in the past.

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    Darrell Issa? Isn't he the reincarnation of Joseph McCarthy?
     
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    No are you Klinger?
     
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    Issa's a real live criminal and a disgrace.
     
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    There you go folks...Clinton is absolved. Wasn't hard at all, was it? :cool:
     
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    Issa really shouldn't be in congress.

    He should be in jail.
     
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    You're obviously waiting for someone to ask you why...so go ahead and tell us. You'll likley feel better. Not that it has anything whatsoever to do with Clinton's role in the Ambassador's story.
     
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    You seriously don't know?

    Really?

    These are people you folks are putting into government.
     
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    Issa had his 15 minutes of fame and he failed to bring forth any results, just a lot of Teaparty rhetoric once again.

    Who cares who he is closing in on.
     
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    Is this what you're babbling about?


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    Industry insiders on his oversight team

    In February 2011, the Watchdog Institute, an independent nonprofit reporting center based at San Diego State University, published an investigation alleging that as leader of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa built a team that included staff members with close connections to industries that could benefit from his investigations. The Huffington Post also published the Institute's investigation.

    9/11 paymentsIn April 2008, the Daily News reported that Issa questioned federal expenditures made after 9/11. He was criticized for making comments that the federal government "'just threw' buckets of cash at New York for an attack 'that had no dirty bomb in it, it had no chemical munitions in it'" and asking "why the firefighters who went there and everybody in the city of New York needs to come to the federal government for the dollars versus this being primarily a state consideration." In September 2009, Issa's office released a statement indicating that his comments had been misrepresented and that the questions he asked concerned the then still unpassed bill H.R. 3543, which, according to that statement "would give U.S. taxpayer dollars to those who did not suffer physical injury and did not work at or around Ground Zero."

    Office of Congressional Ethics complaintIn September 2011, the liberal group American Family Voices filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Issa, alleging he had repeatedly used his public office for personal financial gain. Issa's office rejected the allegations.



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