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"Here's one reason Darrell Issa didn't want to release the full IRS transcripts"

Keeping It Real 2013/06/10 16:26:21
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Top Democrat on the House Government Committee,
on CBS' Face the Nation


Here's one reason Darrell Issa didn't want to release the full IRS transcripts

Last week, House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa
released excerpts from interviews with IRS agents in Cincinnati in an
effort to accuse the Obama administration of ordering the IRS to target
tea party groups. The fact that even his own cherry-picked transcripts didn't actually make his case
was an obvious red flag that he was full of it, but this weekend the
committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, released additional
interview excerpts that directly contradicted Issa's claims.

According to the excerpts
released by Cummings, a self-described "conservative Republican" IRS
agent who managed the screening group responsible for the application
reviews told committee staff he had "no reason to believe" the White
House had any involvement in either the decision to screen tea party
cases or the decision to consolidate them for review.


Moreover, the agent said the motive for the screening was to ensure that all political cases were handled in the same fashion.


I do not believe that the screening of these cases had
anything to do other than consistency and identifying issues that need
to have further development.

That doesn't mean the correct criteria were used for screening, but it
suggests that while inappropriate terms were used for screening, the IRS
agents involved were motivated by the right thing—and given the
convoluted law surrounding these sorts of groups, they didn't have an
easy task.

Democratic committee staff say none of the interviews revealed any
sort of politically coordinated effort by the White House to target tea
party groups. In the absence of the full transcripts, we only have their
word to go on, but Cummings says
he will release the full transcripts if Issa does not. And based on the
partial transcripts released so far, it's pretty clear why Mr. Grand Theft Auto didn't want to release the full story.

Darrell Issa u2019s Lies Create an Uncomfortable Scrutiny of His Criminal Background
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Darrell Issa u2019s Lies Create an Uncomfortable Scrutiny of His Criminal Background

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  • aherbert 2013/06/14 00:43:03
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    aherbert
    +1
    Issa is a pig ..need I say more? darrel Issa is a pig
  • Jeremiah 2013/06/13 00:16:16
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Jeremiah
    +5
    Darrell Issa has been at this sort of thing for as long as he has been a committee chairman. He thrives on investigations, whether they have any merit or not, and they usually do not.

    His only motives are to get on TV and get re-elected, and so far it has worked for him. This time he is up against a formidable foe in Elijah Cummings, who will not be intimidated. It should be fun to see how it plays out.
  • Keeping... Jeremiah 2013/06/13 00:25:58
  • Jeremiah Keeping... 2013/06/13 01:33:06
    Jeremiah
    +2
    Thank you, friend.
  • Keeping... Jeremiah 2013/06/13 03:05:10
  • Jeremiah Keeping... 2013/06/13 22:25:23
  • findthelight2000 2013/06/12 21:11:23
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    findthelight2000
    +6
    As always, just another shameful Republican-created conspiracy theory proven wrong!
  • unclepat 2013/06/11 22:34:33 (edited)
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    unclepat
    +9
    " while inappropriate terms were used for screening, the IRS agents involved were motivated by the right thing"!



    Darrel Issa is, quite frankly, a POS liar and hypocrite. Who was afraid of being himself embarrassed over this fake witch hunt he's on!
  • Keeping... unclepat 2013/06/11 22:36:32
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2013/06/11 17:46:49
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +8
    Issa needs to retire and stop wasting America's time and resources creating and promoting witch hunts.
  • trentinafur 2013/06/11 16:14:45 (edited)
  • aherbert trentin... 2013/06/14 00:48:51
    aherbert
    +3
    You are so right ... I live in San Diego and Issa is a product of redistricting ... the majority of us does not like his politics.
  • Admiral J aherbert 2013/06/28 02:38:17
    Admiral J
    +1
    I live north in LA, and he is an embarrassment to the state. He needs to have a strong candidate run against him.... and win.
  • Live Free Or Die 2013/06/11 14:45:39
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Live Free Or Die
    +6
    Darrell Issa's lies and false allegations against the President of the United States is shameful and morally bankrupt. He should be fired!
  • Dave 2013/06/11 03:04:52
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Dave
    +7
    Issa is a crook, so how can he sit on any Government oversight Committee?
  • Anita Beer 2013/06/11 01:44:31
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Anita Beer
    +8
    I think Issa is just trying to make a name for himself with his hater base, so he can eventually run for executive office. I hope he does run I would love to see his gangster past exposed on a national level.
  • Keeping... Anita Beer 2013/06/11 05:05:41
  • Admiral J Anita Beer 2013/06/28 02:41:30
    Admiral J
    +1
    He was the driving force in the effort to recall Gov. Grey Davis. Then declared he was going to run to fill the empty Govs Chair. The repub party in this state put him in his place and told him in no uncertain terms. NO he wasn't. They already had a candidate. This pissed him off and now he is taking his revenge on every dem he can find to try and scandalize.
  • Manwë 2013/06/10 23:28:01
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Manwë
    +10
    Issa is a publicity hog. He will say anything to grab headlines and then will try to move onto another headline without substantiating the first one. How long can he continue to do this? It effects any seriousness his committee may have.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/06/10 23:20:19
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    **StarzAbove**
    +11
    Issa is just on a witch hunt and wasting taxpayers money. Just another nutty Republican wanting attention and wanting to blame the President for something he had nothing to do with.
  • Keeping... **Starz... 2013/06/10 23:23:03
  • poet4justice 2013/06/10 23:12:46
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    poet4justice
    +11
    let the Ethic committee fine him so that when he will get out of congress he can pay us back all the money for this investigation.
    By the way I am concern about our usual republican party have been so quiet.
  • Keeping... poet4ju... 2013/06/10 23:20:58
    Keeping It Real
    +6
    They're probably scheming.
  • **Starz... Keeping... 2013/06/10 23:24:00
    **StarzAbove**
    +6
    Or whining again.
  • Keeping... **Starz... 2013/06/10 23:25:54
    Keeping It Real
    +5
    We're going to start offering them cheese to go with their whine, lol!
    crying purple character
    various cheeses
  • **Starz... Keeping... 2013/06/11 13:11:17
  • Admiral J Keeping... 2013/06/28 02:47:18
    Admiral J
    Yes, good French Brie 'socialist' cheese, I see.
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2013/06/10 22:47:03
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +13
    Thank you KIR, I got in a discussion earlier today with a CON here about this very thing. These people are so DUMB they believe everything that drivels from the mouths of the Conservative Disinformation Network personnel.

    Just cuz it's close to summer vacation (for the school kids) doesn't mean adults should put their BRAINS on vacation!
  • Keeping... #Justic... 2013/06/10 22:51:17
    Keeping It Real
    +9
    The Republiconteabagger often just pretend they don't believe the facts, because truth is irrelevant when you're a racists, bigot and hate monger, etc..
  • Keeping... #Justic... 2013/06/10 22:51:58
  • oldcavpilot 2013/06/10 22:32:02
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    oldcavpilot
    +14
    Issa should be sanctioned by Congress for his lies and BS, after he's made to apologize.
  • #Justic... oldcavp... 2013/06/10 22:47:55
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +10
    AFAIC Issa should be kicked out of CONgress.
  • Q 2013/06/10 20:15:24 (edited)
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    Q
    +12
    Darrell Issa acting in a partisan underhanded manner, how shocking?
    rft
  • remy 2013/06/10 19:43:20
    I give Cummings two thumbs up!
    remy
  • #Justic... remy 2013/06/10 22:48:45
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +7
    He even looks like a crook.
  • remy #Justic... 2013/06/10 23:30:37
    remy
    +6
    Yeah, he does, doesn't he?
  • Live Fr... remy 2013/06/11 14:50:51
    Live Free Or Die
    +4
    What a disgusting human being Issa is. Ughh.
  • remy Live Fr... 2013/06/11 16:31:26
    remy
    +4
    Yeah....he sure is.
  • Live Fr... remy 2013/06/12 13:25:27
    Live Free Or Die
    +5
    No doubt. Someone left a number for his office in Washington. I think I'm going to drop a line in just to let them know we're none too happy with his corrupt antics.
  • remy Live Fr... 2013/06/12 13:40:55
    remy
    +4
    Please do.

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