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Latest Darrell Issa Items
An IRS manager who starred as "Mr. Spock" in an ill-fated Star Trek motivational video for agency employees was on the hot seat Thursday morning over a recent inspector general's report detailing a $4.1 million IRS conference in California several years ago.
A day after being called the president's "paid liar" by House Government and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, White House press secretary Jay Carney Monday defended his public comments about the IRS scandal.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said President Obama's denial that he was involved directly with the IRS's targeting of conservative groups and other ongoing Washington scandals shows he is either lying or incompetent.
House Republicans' chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the "talking points" that were used to give a wrong impression of last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi.
The top investigator in the House feels a high-ranking IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights and should have to testify about the targeting of conservative groups at the powerful agency from 2010 to 2012.
Lois Lerner, an IRS official who reportedly tried to stop the targeting of conservative groups in July 2011 before it surfaced again, told House investigators she did nothing wrong but will not answer their questions on Wednesday.
An attorney for the high-ranking IRS official who ignited the agency's political targeting scandal with a public apology this month plans to invoke her right to remain silent instead of answering questions from top House investigators on Wednesday.
The chairman of the House oversight committee on Friday subpoenaed the senior diplomat who ran the State Department's investigation into the Benghazi attack, saying lawmakers deserve to be able to depose him before he testifies publicly.
Democrats rallied behind President Barack Obama in the long-running, bitter dispute over the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House's latest email disclosure undermines Republican claims of a cover-up.