Skip to comments.House panel drags White House attorney to testify on missing IRS emails
Posted on 06/24/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT by Nachum
Rep. Darrell Issa forced a White House attorney to testify Tuesday as he and other GOP lawmakers seek answers on why years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have disappeared.
Tensions flared almost from the beginning. The chairman of the House oversight committee, shortly after White House attorney Jennifer O'Connor began to testify, accused her of being a "hostile witness" when she did not immediately answer one of his questions.
"I'm not a hostile witness," she retorted.
"Yes, you are," Issa, R-Calif., said. He later clarified to say she is "non-cooperative."
O'Connor was brought before the committee because of her work with the IRS in the latter half of 2013, when she was brought on to help the agency respond to congressional requests for documents pertaining to the IRS targeting scandal.
Her appearance itself was controversial. The White House initially blocked her from appearing. Issa then issued a subpoena late Monday, and the White House reversed course, making her available to testify.
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They need to keep hacking away at this and not let up.
If an e-mail is sent from X to Y, then there will be two copies: One at X’s and one at Y’s e-mail storage facility.
If X’s storage facility ‘crashes’, the Y’s storage facility will have it...................................unless it ‘crashed’ as well............
You know, if Repubs are constantly called anti-women and bigots and for pollution, war, and death, then they should wear the mantle proudly!
Darrell Issa , Mike Rogers and John Boehner all talk the talk, but refuse to walk the walk, - - - - they are not good for America.
They all whine and moan about being stonewalled by the Commie Obama Administration, but NOTHING effective happens, except for the formation of the Benghazi Committee under Trey Gowdy.
The House RINOs had their chance for OVER FOUR YEARS and have done NOTHING, proving that they are not good for America, PERIOD!
It is time to mow down the not good in the House, ASAP!
* Encourage your Rep in the US House to force Boehner to resign, before August 1, 2014.
* Encourage your House Rep in the US House to force do-nothing Chairmen such as Issa and Mike Rogers to resign, before Labor Day, 2014.
* Encourage your House Rep in the US House to publicly support Republicans who have proven that they have placed Country before Party.
While the RINOs may get re-elected to the House, we need to have them as far removed from any leadership role as possible.
The RINOs have failed to even slow down the Obamanation of America, even though they held the power of the purse for four years.
If a RINO cannot be voted out of office, then he/she must be relegated to a position subordinate to a fire-in-the-belly Conservative Republican Representative such as Trey Gowdy.
Early Primary voting begins soon after Labor Day in many States.
Most voters have made up their minds about who to vote for by Labor Day: Tick-tock, FReepers, Tick-TOCK!
Get Lois Lerners Blackberry emails!!!!They are a synced copy of her Outlook mail...
Why did the House panel have to ‘drag’ him?
Was he not able to walk?
Did he refuse to walk?
How far did they have to drag him?
Was he injured from being dragged?
Did he get grass stains on his suit?
How many House panel members were involved in the dragging? Were they all Republicans or did Democrats help?
This could be series and hugh even!
She’s a LYING DEMOCRAT WHITE HOUSE ATTORNEY!!! There are NO DECENT TRUTHFUL DEMOCRATS....NONE!!! WHERE ARE THE WHISTLEBLOWERS????
Well, the White House was politely asked, refused, and so Issa had to issue a subpoena.
It should be pretty clear to her that her boss didn't want her to testify, so the conclusion that she is a "hostile witness" is not without foundation. She was "forced" seems to me to be a poor choice of words. "Subpoenaed" would be more truthful, and less questioning of Issa's motives, IMHO.
And this is from FOX NEWS saying she was DRAGGED!! Good freaking grief, Fox is becoming like MSNBC!
Just cut all IRS funding relating to Obamacare and then knock off an additional 50%. Maybe next time they will be more careful with their emails.
There are different views about he should ask or pose his questions but I think that in trying to remain as unflappable as possible and with a straight face, ask probing questions of Koskinen and O'Connor.
Then zeroing in on their answers.....letting the American people witness first hand about how thoroughly corruptible, dishonest and arrogant these government "employees and servants" are - people whose salaries "We the People" pay but worst of all, have to answer to when they come after us, telling us that we are GUILTY 'TIL PROVEN INNOCENT!
Which we can never, ever prove!
Im flabbergasted no one has asked how the IRS would handle the supervisory and enforcement of Obamacare given their inability to manage their own internal emails...then they would be granted our medical records etc. Truly government incompetence at its starkest
DISMANTLE the IRS. There is no place in a “free” republic for a GESTAPO filled with arrogant deceivers. End the agency.
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
How much more abuse and lies should we be subjected to?
You ain’t bringing down the dictator. Stop trying. Its over. Saul Alinsky has won and we have lost America. The media does not care and the 51% are very happy that we are suffering.
Was she under oath? If not, why not?
And none of us around here give 2 sh!ts when a poster like you makes statements like that, and regularly adds nothing of substance to any of the threads to which they post.
Get lost, loser.
Depression is the enemy. We have power, we can use it. :)
Don’t forget those who were cc’d, blind copied and forwarded.
No effin way they formatted the drives of everyone involved.
Issa is still an empty threat.
Because we are a dying nation run the machine. A very sad situation.
All of these things seem to happen when I’m at work and can’t keep up or watch.
I hope there’ll be YouTube highlights available.
The whole idea of them being ‘lost’ is beyond laughable. It’s stupidity on parade......................
Wouldn’t it be sweet if the group Anonymous had all of the emails and released them ALL to the public?
Not really the Media bought it. They are keeping it covered up.
It doesn’t really matter what the mediots do any more. They cannot conceal this corruption forever...............
And only one of them is in the grass.
OK...three. My bad.
And why did they make him get a sex change?
This reeks, we know she was brought in by WERFEL at the IRS, but what was tough about asking who hired her at the WH? So they bring in a fixer, who oversees what needs to be “fixed”. Six months after leaving the IRS, she is employed with the WH legal staff, where she can not only provide inside info from the IRS, but can cover and be protected by the WH.
Don't be silly!
In order to insure his safety, entering the august gates of the Capitol, they had to dress him as an ugly woman...
You noticed that too?
Soooooo, this is mostly pointless. Do you know how the Congress hands out committee memberships and chairs? It's pay to play. The party national committee controls it. It's at the other end of the insatiable maw of campaign spending picking out nuggets. If a Representative or Senator wants the job, they must contribute more. So the issues really are more along the lines of:
You should contribute to the person if there is an intersection to the above. As far as kicking people out - the only way is to make sure they are not re-elected. So in essence you are suggesting Issa should not be re-elected. Who does that benefit? Do you have a replacement in mind? How will it affect the majority and the investigation - positively or negatively? Will it be as impactful as primary-ing Cantor was? If I were in Issa's district I would oppose this out of necessity because the replacement is a Dem.
Keep in mind that the majority can always create another Select Committee with special powers (oh wait! they did!) far exceeding what Issa can wield. Which is also a nifty way to suck in more money for the national committees, both of them.
Thanks for letting us peek at the Rotten RINO Rules.
Our best chance of beating them is to ignore their rules.
Where are the House Republicans with backbones?
Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!