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Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco
Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/29/2011 2:25:35 PM PDT by sunmars

GOP House Oversight and Government Reform chair Rep. Darryl Issa has questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally about the White House Ford fiasco.

In a new letter Mulally received today, Rep. Issa requests more information and notes that he is “deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies. Issa asks Mulally the same question I asked White House press flack Dan Pfeiffer yesterday (and which Pfeiffer refused to answer): Did any White House officials — or any other current or former administration officials — contact any Ford officials/employees to discuss the anti-bailout ad? He also asks whether any UAW employees, Obama for America staff, or DNC staff did likewise.

Here’s the full, seven-page letter:

Glad we have some representatives in Washington confronting the White House bully problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bailouts; cultureofcorruption; ford; issa; mulally; obama; politicalpressure; uaw; unions
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Popcorn anyone?, Issa seems to be sticking his nose right into Obama's business.
1 posted on 09/29/2011 2:25:38 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

BUMP


2 posted on 09/29/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins reelecton; GOP will find a way to lose.)
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To: sunmars

All things considered, I’d prefer to see subpoenas or indictments.

....but Issa doesn’t seem to be anywhere near done “poking” yet.....


3 posted on 09/29/2011 2:31:57 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((478 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: sunmars

Ethics was not Barry’s favorite class.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 2:32:18 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: sunmars

Shouldn’t Issa be focused on Gunwalker and Solyndra? He seems to be not getting anywhere with that and now he wants to fool around with this less than important issue. People are dying with Gunwalker and massive amounts of cash are gone from the public with Solyndra.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 2:33:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

with all this crap coming out, Issa will need a 72hr day to get through it all with a rather large shovel needed to lift the bullcrap.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 2:34:13 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Rumor has it that Issa has (or at least has seen) a memo linking “Fast and Furious” with WH politos and their push for more gun control.

Sounds like he’s no longer afraid of going after them. He’s gotta have something.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 2:34:13 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: sunmars

Is Issa the only Pubbie in the House who is actually doing his job?


8 posted on 09/29/2011 2:34:31 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: sunmars
Is there a list (or book) of all the obama/democrat corrupt for the last 2 1/2 years? I wish the candidates would blame the media for hiding pertinent info from the voters on obama and covering for the liberals in general.
9 posted on 09/29/2011 2:34:49 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Lazlo in PA

its all about making sure it ll gets noticed, the more muck flung back at them, the more the muck will stick and paint a crappy picture of this administration.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 2:36:00 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

I love Issa, but I think we need to keep him focused on Fast and Furious. Distractions aren’t good.

There are other pubbies on this committee. They need assign one of them to each scandal. They can start using pubbie aids and assistants when they run out of congressmen.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 2:38:23 PM PDT by toast
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To: toast

a book of Obama’s corruption, by now its the size of a large mail order catalogue.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 2:39:40 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

My fear is that they are going to be so busy documenting the corruption that they have no time to prosecute.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 2:45:01 PM PDT by toast
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To: sunmars

Issa’s getting distracted. These typical graft/corruption charges aren’t going to do anything to Obama, but the fact that there’s over 200 dead from the ATF is a dangerous scandal that is a real threat. These other investigations are dead ends.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 2:45:47 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Lazlo in PA

death by a thousand cuts


15 posted on 09/29/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: sunmars


16 posted on 09/29/2011 2:57:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: sunmars

Darryl Issa for President....

Lordy lordy, he’s like a pit bull, isn’t he?


17 posted on 09/29/2011 2:57:53 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sunmars
Good for Issa!

Fortunately, unlike some posters on this thread, Issa and his committee aren't one note Johnny pinheads and are actually capable of doing more than one thing at a time.

18 posted on 09/29/2011 2:59:12 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: sunmars; Nachum

I saw this on the news briefly.This is huge.Obama has so much crime and corruption I can’t keep up.

Nachum post the long list again.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 3:01:42 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

All things considered, I’d prefer to see subpoenas or indictments.


Hear hear! Otherwise, it is just Rinos helping in the cover-ups and lip flapping outrage. Americans already know the administration is corrupt. They know the Rinos are corrupt, too.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 3:01:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: hattend

All the other rinos...are being rinos. The Tea Party reps. are turning into a bad joke.


21 posted on 09/29/2011 3:06:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Some people are able to chew gum and rub their tummies at the same time. Issa is one of them. Let him roam the range of all illegal, quasi illegal transactions of the White House, along with the bullying and anything else that comes up on his radar screen. That committee is fully capable of going after Obama and his henchman on many levels of corruption. As to prosecution of the issues, that’s a lot harder, as Obama & Co. will obfuscate, lie, deceive, try to throw them off the scent, and otherwise make it very difficult indeed to actually nail them to the wall. Not much anyone can do about that other than hope to get some of them at least convicted of corruption, if possible.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 3:10:55 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Thanks for speaking up Lady; seems we got a few others here who like to sit on the sidelines and bitch!

JC


23 posted on 09/29/2011 3:29:33 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: Lazlo in PA

You don’t think that Issa can walk and chew gum at the same time?


24 posted on 09/29/2011 3:47:26 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: sunmars

Go Issa go! Run these vipers down, skin ‘em, and hang ‘em out to dry!


25 posted on 09/29/2011 4:46:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
"Rumor has it that Issa has (or at least has seen) a memo linking “Fast and Furious” with WH politos and their push for more gun control."

If that's true, it could be a smoking gun (depending on how the memo reads). That's at the very least a ticket to jail. At worst, it's part of a pattern of seditious activity.

26 posted on 09/29/2011 5:15:42 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: SunTzuWu
You don’t think that Issa can walk and chew gum at the same time?

Not from what I have seen so far. Do you recall the Rats taking their time with these types of investigations?

27 posted on 09/29/2011 5:23:04 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Again, more (anonymously sourced, but who could blame them with this group in power) rumours that Issa has enough to get a Special Prosecutor but wants as much info as he can get before hand so he can monitor the SP to make sure he’s not being a partisan hack.

This might also explain Dumb0’s lethargy and “depression” - he knows the clock is ticking (Michelle is practicing for life after Dumb0 by training how to shop at Target!)


28 posted on 09/29/2011 5:25:09 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: toast

Given the complexity of Fast and Furious, especially the number of government departments that should be investigated, Issa will likely hand the job off to a special prosecutor. I am not sure if the Senate must approve. If so, the Democrats will never approve a special investigation and it will be up to Issa to do as much as he can.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 5:47:19 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: sunmars

I just have to say that Darrell Issa is my new hero and officially my favorite member of Congress!!! This guy is going to drive Barry and Holder batty!!!


30 posted on 09/29/2011 6:57:22 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: hattend

Actually, Senator Chuck Grassley has been assisting Issa and I believe that Grassley was the very first one to come out and publicly voice the concept that it was an orchestrated effort on the administration’s part to reimpose assault weapon bans and further gun control.


31 posted on 09/29/2011 7:08:57 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Ethics was not Barry’s favorite class.

In fact, I think that for lawyers, the ethics class is an elective and most take other electives such as quibbling, prevarication, stretching the truth, omission, etc. courses.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I thought that Moo shopping at Target was so appropriate. They carry those large specialty sizes that none of the other leftist stores carry. I can see the new Target ads now: “If Target is good enough for Moo, then it’s gotta be good enough for you!” or “Mrs Food Stamp President shops here to stretch those EBT dollars.”


33 posted on 09/29/2011 7:29:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: sunmars

It was Obama who was sticking his nose into someone else’s business in the first place.


34 posted on 09/29/2011 7:31:36 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: sunmars

Wow.... Issa is a busy man. I hope he’s got some good protection on his side! Now, if we could only get the media to stand up and take notice of all the scandals he’s uncovering. I’m surprised (maybe) that there are not more Republicans calling for a Special Prosecutor yet. Perhaps it’s good that they haven’t? Maybe they’re going to get boatloads of evidence before they really put the screws to Obama and Holder? This is frustrating because the longer it takes the easier it might be for the *big guys* to cover their tracks.


35 posted on 09/29/2011 7:33:21 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Thanks for that... I hope the rumor is true (that he has enough but wants more). That’s what I’m hoping the delay is for - I couldn’t figure out why with all this stuff coming to light regarding Gunwalker that the call hasn’t gone out throughout the GOP at this point.

To the posters who think Issa is tackling too many issues at once — what better way to keep the White House guessing. If Issa pounds them with all these issues and keeps them guessing where he’s going to next it may make it a LOT harder for the WH and others to cover things up (or may make them scared and they might slip up...).

Can you imagine Obama and his staffers trying to keep up with which scandal they will be asked about *today*? Sounds like a really good way to keep the WH on their toes and not allow them to know what’s coming up next...


36 posted on 09/29/2011 7:40:59 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: SunTzuWu

Yes he can! (Too bad Issa just endorsed Romney).


37 posted on 09/29/2011 9:18:37 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Shouldn’t Issa be focused on Gunwalker and Solyndra? He seems to be not getting anywhere with that and now he wants to fool around with this less than important issue.

Issa's committee is charged with Government Oversight and the Ford/White House issue is definitely within his area of responsibility.

At the same time, there is an entire committee staff (of perhaps 50) that is pursuing the details of Fast & Furious and Solyndra.

It's a lawless government that has made his committee's job so extensive...

38 posted on 09/29/2011 9:26:00 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: toast
There are other pubbies on this committee. They need assign one of them to each scandal. They can start using pubbie aids and assistants when they run out of congressmen.

Already done. Cong. Sam Johnson (R-TX), e.g., is focussed on Solyndra. And there are dozens of committee staffers who are pursuing one scandal or another.

39 posted on 09/29/2011 9:29:09 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: sunmars
deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies.

I agree. What business does 0bama have telling Ford how they should advertise?

This kind of BS closely resembles fascism...

40 posted on 09/29/2011 9:56:43 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: sargon

No, it doesn’t closely resemble fascism at all . . .

It is fascism.


41 posted on 09/29/2011 10:14:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Linda Frances; Nachum

The Nachum List

http://www.nachumlist.com/

It’s also a keyword and ping list here at FR, kept up by FR user Nachum.


42 posted on 09/30/2011 3:19:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Barry even lied about the nature of modern American ethics.
It’s not about right and wrong, it’s about what I can get away with, without professional sanction.


43 posted on 09/30/2011 3:43:49 AM PDT by steve8714 (I got the moves like Jagger. Dean Jagger.)
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To: SunTzuWu
You don’t think that Issa can walk and chew gum at the same time?

Its not just Issa either. He has a HUGE staff that can conduct multiple, parallel, investigations.

I like, and support, this line of investigation. Not so much because it'll expose things that we already know (Obama Administration meddling in private industry), but because it will spur people to continue forgoing "Government Moters" vehicles. GM is having a hard enough time as it is selling vehicles due to the bankruptcy/bailout stigma - having the public realize that the Obama Administration is actively agitating on their behalf will serve to make the bad situation significantly worse.
44 posted on 09/30/2011 4:00:43 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Fast & Furious is the one that SHOULD bring this regime down. Watching Closely.


45 posted on 09/30/2011 4:45:59 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I was thinking a while ago that Issa needed to step it up and expose them before they started their criminal pushback.


46 posted on 09/30/2011 4:53:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: sunmars

Good on Issa!

I just hope that he can quit “turning over rocks” and tie-up one of these investigations before November 2012.


47 posted on 09/30/2011 6:11:20 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: FreedomPoster

48 posted on 09/30/2011 6:16:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: steve8714
"Sin is... being out of alignment with my values."
emphasis added for emphasis, of course.
49 posted on 09/30/2011 6:17:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: sunmars

Mulally for POTUS!

seriously.


50 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:40 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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