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Issa subpoenas Obama´s chief of staff
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a subpoena Friday for White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, arguing he has not cooperated with a GOP probe of President Obama´s political office. Issa accused McDonough in a letter of failing to accept investigators´ "good faith" effort to address concerns about revealing privileged communications between Obama and his staff. "The White House has acknowledged that the dialogue has been constructive and that progress has been made. Unfortunately, these characterizations represent the total sum of what the White House has provided," Issa wrote

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/22/2014 7:21:21 PM     (No. 9977067)

How many subpoenas have already been ignored by this administration? I´m sure Denis will grab up his papers and trot right over for a chat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: janylou, 8/22/2014 7:24:48 PM     (No. 9977070)

As we have found with most things with the Obama administration, they do what the darn well please. I doubt this will be an exception.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/22/2014 9:01:12 PM     (No. 9977148)

Oh, goody. The Fixer. The guy who helped concoct the Benghazi caused by a video story that Susan Rice broadcast to the world. He and Tom Donilon were on duty the night Benghazi went down - while Obie was MIA, supposedly somewhere in the WH but not in the Situation Room. Choomed? Or Reggied?

This should be interesting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/22/2014 9:12:03 PM     (No. 9977164)

When are they going to subpoena VJ ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fitzroy, 8/22/2014 9:18:42 PM     (No. 9977167)

A "GOP" probe? Good grief. The GOP doesn´t do probes or have subpoena power. Congress does. You would think somebody who works on The Hill would know the difference.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 8/23/2014 7:04:39 AM     (No. 9977407)

This will NOT be interesting, nor productive. Tyrants scorn the carping of the plebes. Issa is a gormless poseur, perhaps suborned by 0 in some unseen manner. What he should do is deputize members of the house as Capitol Police and seize the servers---wherever they may be---on which said communications reside. Or at least arrest McDonothing. ValJar is untouchable, as she is the Emperor behind Lord Evader.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/23/2014 7:22:04 AM     (No. 9977427)

Right before the civil war, the northern generals appeared to be well suited to lead - but after a few battles, Lincoln had to look elsewhere.

That is what the GOP looks like to me. Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, Rubio, McCain. We are getting our back sides handed to us - and all we hear are excuses.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/23/2014 7:47:26 AM     (No. 9977444)

Like everyone else, I remain skeptical that McDonough will comply or if in the unlikely event he does, the information will, once again, be lost due to a computer crash. The Obama team is quite confident in their ability to ignore or destroy any evidence and the Republicans appear to be powerless to stop them. Point in fact, Lois Lerner lives her life, continues to receive her government pension and bennies all without suffering any pesky consequences that would no doubt land a Republican in prison.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/23/2014 8:55:49 AM     (No. 9977526)

How long has Issa been sending out these subpoenas and what has he accomplished. Zero. Zilch. Nada. He´s just pharting in the wind evidently. The pubbies having the majority in the House has meant nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Obummer continues to spend us into the poor house and following only the rules he and VJ want to follow with not a word being said.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/23/2014 8:55:52 AM     (No. 9977527)

#4 good question. Based on the info, Valerie Jarrett is not in an existing position of authority under the president. She is sitting a non-position or one that does not exist. So if the administration want to declare executive privilege, it may not cover her. I´m just assuming.............

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/23/2014 8:59:35 AM     (No. 9977531)

Ho hum...another day, another "kabuki dance" for the C-SPAN cameras.

The "acid test"...In the last five-and-a-half years, how many of the traitors, thieves, race-baiters and assorted riffraff, occupying key positions in the criminal Obama Administration, have been: (a) Removed from office (b) Tried in a federal court of law (c) Convicted and (d) Shipped off to a federal penitentiary? Answer---Zero!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: congar, 8/23/2014 9:27:05 AM     (No. 9977574)

Subpoenas mean nothing to Obama’s gang. Besides, all GOP members need to stay in the back of the bus and mum.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/23/2014 9:41:09 AM     (No. 9977589)

By now I would assume Issa is uncomfortable sitting down with all the subpoenas the Obama administration has told him where to stick them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bluefindad, 8/23/2014 10:19:03 AM     (No. 9977640)

Issa is a good and honorable man. His ´problem´ is that he will not compromise his principles and act outside of his constitutional boundaries. He plays by the rules, proceeding in an unwavering faith in the rule of law. He appears ineffective because the Constitution affords him no executive power. Nevertheless, he proceeds day-by-day to extract the truth. In my opinion, he is to be greatly admired.

The Democrats do not abide by the rule of law. Proof of lawlessness does not sway them. They march in lock step, driven by loyalty to party and ideology rather than their oath to the Constitution and promise to faithfully uphold the laws of our nation. To them, politics trumps all.

Pray that God will intervene and open the eyes of the people to the good and rule-abiding work that is being accomplished on a daily basis. Otherwise, the only course of action is for both sides to act outside of the bounds of their oaths. If that happens, war and revolution will be the outcome.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 8/23/2014 11:42:20 AM     (No. 9977746)

Since legalities don´t seem to be productive, why not go in another direction? Why not flood the media -- radio, TV, internet -- with interviews, ads and negative spots that show the Administration lawbreakers, including the O, listing beneath their faces the list of broken laws and crimes?

Why not organize massive rallies in DC and elsewhere to show how fed up we are? One Tea Party demonstration won´t do it. We need them everywhere. Get public sentiment and tell the whole truth.

If we can´t fight dirty, we´ll go down fighting again.

And this time around, we can´t even rely on the ballot box, so what is left? Seriously. What IS left?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/23/2014 11:44:21 AM     (No. 9977747)

A bit of history here. The Federal Civil Service system was created waaaay back in the 1800´s to replace what was known as the spoils system (To the victor goes the spoils). In that system, the incoming POTUS got to staff any and all governmental positions with whom ever he wanted. And the corruption was rampant. The Civil Service was created to give a continuance of government with career persons. Of course, we now have dozens of agencies that didn´t exist back then. And the Dims have worked overtime to find ways of overriding or just plain ignore the laws and rules that have been put in place over the years. And while we have had some Presidents that obeyed the laws and rules, the Obozo regime has decided that because "He Won" that they can do pretty much as the want to. And "they don´t have to obey no sticking laws".

I´m ready to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 8/23/2014 1:08:48 PM     (No. 9977862)

When do they subpoena Soros and Val Jar? These two are the strategists and leaders behind everthing the white house says and does.

Stinky is only a mouth piece for their string pulls. Until America wakes up and realizes that Obumbler is not a president but a puppet on strings, we are all endanger.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/23/2014 1:16:11 PM     (No. 9977871)

#9 should read # 14.
Talkers like Limbaugh and Hannity indoctrinate their listeners to believe that House Republicans
have some type of magical legal powers , but, they just refuse to exercise them because they just want to be loved by the
The House can issue subpoenas and hold hearings.
They cannot appoint Special Prosecutors.
Only Eric Holder can do that.
The House has demanded that Holder appoint Special Prosecutors for Fast and Furious and the IRS.
Holder refuses.
In fact, Holder has tied up a lot of the documents that Issa wants on Fast and Furious in legal challenges.
The House has held one AG in contempt and that´s Holder.
Holder protects the corrupt Obama Administration and the media protects the corrupt DOJ.
The House has 435 members and if one listens to right wing radio, the clear impression given is that all 435 are Republicans.
200 are Democrats and 233 are Republicans, with 2 vacancies.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/23/2014 3:39:43 PM     (No. 9977986)

I´m sure McDonough´s hard drive an emails have already been destroyed. As for any paper trail, that´s what shredders are for.

I suspect many of these congressional inquiries will fall by the wayside after the November election. With 2 years until 2016, it´ll be all about getting to the WH. Besides, the GOP really doesn´t want to get to the bottom of anything. They just want you to think they do.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/23/2014 3:52:04 PM     (No. 9977999)

I strongly suggest they strap him up to a lie detector machine before questioning begins! One that emits a loud sound with each lie.

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