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    Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Last month’s revelation that IRS agents had singled out Tea Party groups for special scrutiny gave Darrell Issa a purpose in life. Here was an issue that seized public attention and posed a legitimate threat to Obama. Since then, nobody in Congress has pushed harder than Issa to pin the scandal on the White House. But after a burst of attention, Issa’s investigation appears to have stalled. Although he turned up embarrassing material—has any government official been humiliated quite like the IRS commissioner in the dorky video dressed up as Spock?—Issa hasn’t made the all-important connection to the White House. And he may not be able to. The news this week that he won’t release the full transcripts of his interviews with IRS officials—interviews he selectively quoted from to imply White House complicity—suggests that what they contain may in fact exonerate the administration of the very charge Issa is laboring so hard to prosecute.
    “Your push to release entire transcripts from witness interviews while the investigation remains active was reckless and threatened to undermine the integrity of the committee’s investigation,” Issa wrote in response to a letter from his Democratic counterpart, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who himself had selectively quoted the transcripts and then called on Issa to publicize the whole thing.

    In theory, Issa could be building a case against the White House to rival Watergate that he just isn’t quite ready to unveil. But that’s highly unlikely. Cummings has seen the transcripts and wouldn’t call for their release if they contained information that would fell his party’s president. Issa’s weak-tea defense of why he won’t comply—witnesses might be demoted or fired, he says—only buttresses this suspicion. So does the effort by Issa’s colleague, Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, to broaden the investigation’s scope to include donor audits. You don’t broaden an investigation if you’ve found the smoking gun and nailed the culprit.

    Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart - Businessweek

    Darrell Issa is an impotent as John Boehner.

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    No Issa defenders here today. I guess you don't want to look the fool that he has made of himself.

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    No Issa defenders here today. I guess you don't want to look the fool that he has made of himself.
    If you don't believe this began, was orchestrated by, and was put into action by the Administration, in the full knowledge of Obama, then you are a helpless, gullible fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    If you don't believe this began, was orchestrated by, and was put into action by the Administration, in the full knowledge of Obama, then you are a helpless, gullible fool.
    There is no evidence to support that it was. If you believe that it was despite having any evidence, who is the gullible one here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    There is no evidence to support that it was. If you believe that it was despite having any evidence, who is the gullible one here?
    Yes, it has to be investigated and proven in the committee, but I have two eyes, a brain, and I've been paying attention, so I also know that there is a 99.99999 percent chance this was hatched by Axelrod or another of Obama's Chicago crips.

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    The American people simply want a fair and honest investigation.

    the IRS is guilty, so I'm not sure how the investigation is falling apart.

    what I see is liberals jumping for joy that the investigation likely wont lead to impeachment of the president, but government is still out of control. why the celebration over that fact?

    because you are a a shill?

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Right wingers don't need facts in order to "know" things
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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yes, it has to be investigated and proven in the committee, but I have two eyes, a brain, and I've been paying attention, so I also know that there is a 99.99999 percent chance this was hatched by Axelrod or another of Obama's Chicago crips.
    Don't put any money on that claim, I would hate to see you lose your money foolishly.

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Funny how Issa refuses to release the entire transcripts of his interviews with witnesses. When Elijah Cummings released additional partial transcripts and implored Issa to release the entire transcripts, Issa cried fowl. Issa is a fool and all Obama has to do is stand there to make him look worse.

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    Re: Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Funny how Issa refuses to release the entire transcripts of his interviews with witnesses. When Elijah Cummings released additional partial transcripts and implored Issa to release the entire transcripts, Issa cried fowl. Issa is a fool and all Obama has to do is stand there to make him look worse.
    About as funny as someone stating their innocense, then pleading the fifth.

    Wow, you guys live in fantasy land.

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