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White House asks Darrell Issa to drop subpoena
Politico ^ | 7/14/14 | Lauren French

Posted on 07/14/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by Nachum

The White House is asking Rep. Darrell Issa to withdraw a subpoena of a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and is offering instead to a hold a private briefing on activities in the administration’s political affairs office. In a letter sent Monday, White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston offered to brief Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on the role of the the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach on Tuesday. That’s one day before the office’s director, David Simas, is under subpoena to testify on potential violations of the Hatch Act.

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Repeat after me "I need a deposition"
1 posted on 07/14/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 07/14/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Pound sand, BO.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 1:08:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

Do I detect that the unclothed emperor is beginning to squirm a little?


4 posted on 07/14/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Nachum

They just want to keep it private, see? Nothing to worry about...


5 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Nachum

The Mob doesn’t like to share details, m’kay?


6 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum

Boehner’s idea?


7 posted on 07/14/2014 1:11:06 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: BigEdLB

Not to worry, in the spirit of “bi-partisanship” Mr. Issa will work out a deal so the cretins do not have to testify under oath and the subpoena goes away.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 1:11:10 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Nachum
... and Hamas wants a cease-fire, too.

Keep up the pressure, Israel.

Keep up the pressure, Mr. Issa.

9 posted on 07/14/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: BigEdLB

Issa better stand firm. The need to be under oath to somewhat protect the process from the lies they are going to tell.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 1:11:31 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Nachum

And if he doesn’t back off, is the former aide going to have a sudden fatal car wreck, an private plane crash into the ocean or a fatal anaphylactic reaction to a “bee sting”? I guess we’ll find out soon enough...


11 posted on 07/14/2014 1:14:28 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: dandiegirl

The subpoena was drafted and submitted for a reason, no way should it be dropped or ignored.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Nachum

How about both? Suspend the subpoena, but re-issue it if the meeting doesn’t produce results.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 1:15:37 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: All

Issa is not going to do much with the one scandal that could destroy the power of government ....he’s a politician, not a patriot ...he’ll just blather on and nothing will come of anything he has done or will do


14 posted on 07/14/2014 1:15:55 PM PDT by thestob
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To: Nachum

Private meeting? Why? So you can threaten Issa?


15 posted on 07/14/2014 1:16:36 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Nachum

Uh oh, they want to serve him some of that ‘special Kool Aid’ although I think Issa might have already drank it.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 1:16:42 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Darrel Issa do not dare to drop the subpoena!


17 posted on 07/14/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: jsanders2001

“And if he doesn’t back off, is the former aide going to have a sudden fatal car wreck, an private plane crash into the ocean or a fatal anaphylactic reaction to a “bee sting”? I guess we’ll find out soon enough...”

Well, even if we didn’t get the testimony, we’d have one less Commie Termite working in our government. I’d take that deal!


18 posted on 07/14/2014 1:18:00 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Nachum

The word is TRANS-PAR-EN-CY . Private meetings are not conducive to it.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 1:18:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Nachum

“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government” BHO


20 posted on 07/14/2014 1:18:45 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Nachum

I just ask that the GOP replace Issa with someone who knows what they are doing.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum

I think the White House blinked.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:19 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jeffersonill)
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To: El Zoro

Your way is OK with me too.

But, these subpoenas haven’t produced much except theater. I’m amazed at how boldly and successfully the WH and the IRS (think Fast ‘n’ Furious, Benghazi scandal, and Lois Lerner/IRS) have slowrolled the congressional committees, both in their testimony and document production.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Suspend the subpoena, but re-issue it if the meeting doesn’t produce results.

What? So the Kabuki theater as orchestrated by the WH can continue on and on? Is this what you are suggesting?

24 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Nachum

What? Can’t trust the WH to be truthful?


25 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Nachum

TO ISSA: JUST SAY NO


26 posted on 07/14/2014 1:22:58 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Or they know only too well how little Issa has actually followed through on his investigations...


27 posted on 07/14/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: JohnG45

We’re getting Kabuki either way.

The problem with going right before Congress is that the five-minute time limit, with alternating repair speeches by Dems, is painfully slow and frustrating.

A no holds barred meeting... maybe on the record... might get more done. Maybe the WH would throw a staff member to the wolves.

You’re probably right that a meeting would be a waste of time, though. But, I haven’t been impressed with how effective Issa’s been at getting at the truth, either. He’s no Trey Gowdy.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NEMDF

29 posted on 07/14/2014 1:25:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: Ray76

Or so they can just say whatever they want without the cameras on. Then lie about it to the media and the country.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Jane Long
Boehner’s idea?

Sure sounds like it, doesn't it?

31 posted on 07/14/2014 1:28:56 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum

Tell that son of a bitch in no uncertain terms to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

That administration has not acted in good faith ONE SINGLE TIME, and they aren’t acting in good faith now.


32 posted on 07/14/2014 1:29:47 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nachum
"Will you walk into my parlor?" said Ospider to Darrel I
"It's a very lovely parlor, you know I cannot tell a lie..."

Leni

33 posted on 07/14/2014 1:29:54 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: firebrand

They are getting tired of our talented congressmen publicly making fools of them in viral video after viral video.


34 posted on 07/14/2014 1:30:05 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Nachum

I think Rep. Issa will stand firm with the subpoena. The move after that will be the White House claiming executive privilege with holder backing them up, immediately followed by the regime and msm attacking Issa.


35 posted on 07/14/2014 1:30:30 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Nachum

If he does then he needs to go away. Let us hope that GOP cowardice is not on full display once again with his descision.


36 posted on 07/14/2014 1:34:06 PM PDT by formosa
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This guy may be another who publically pleads the fifth, and after Lerner's debacle, they fear yet another.

How many of Obama's minions can plead the fifth on camera, before the public --- who associates pleading the fifth with guilt of some magnitude that could send the pleader sent to jail for a real long time --- get's the unmistakable whiff that under any other circumstance none of Obama's minions could expect to avoid prison for anything they have done?

FReegards!

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37 posted on 07/14/2014 1:34:55 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Nachum

NO.


38 posted on 07/14/2014 1:36:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Nachum
Eggleston asked Issa to withdraw the request for Simas’ testimony. “While I am hopeful that we can work together constructively to address your stated interests, your subpoena is not helpful to these efforts. As you know, it has been the view of administrations from both political parties that summoning the President’s most senior advisors to provide public testimony raises significant separation of power concerns,” Eggleston wrote.

As if this bunch ever gave a hoot about seperation of powers. All of a sudden the Constitution matters! How laughable.

Stick to your guns, Issa. Let the subpoena stand.

39 posted on 07/14/2014 1:36:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jane Long

I’m sure Issa will accept. After all, the GOP really does not want the truth,
just a campaign issue.


40 posted on 07/14/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Nachum

Issa should just ignore it. 0bama never replies to any Republican congresscritter.


41 posted on 07/14/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Nachum

The attempt to lie in private is a joke


42 posted on 07/14/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT by Thibodeaux
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To: BigEdLB

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaLIDaMuSo
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!


43 posted on 07/14/2014 1:44:14 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Nachum
...and is offering instead to a hold a private briefing on activities in the administration’s political affairs office.

In other words, the White House wants to change the optics from advisors testifying before Congress, to Congress subordinating themselves in a White house office.

Move the home field advantage away from Congress and to the White House.

Stupid move if Issa goes for it.

-PJ

44 posted on 07/14/2014 1:50:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Don’t give into this pompous ass, let them sweat it out.


45 posted on 07/14/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: BigEdLB

Or a yet-to-be revealed threat offered behind closed doors?


46 posted on 07/14/2014 1:55:49 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Nachum

No White House briefing. Send in a detachment of Marines for the old boy Obama is trying to hide. Wipe out the corrupt Secret Service blathers if they break away from their booze and naked women and try to stop the Marines.


47 posted on 07/14/2014 2:00:44 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning./)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This White House is nothing more than a Dictatorship and can’t be stopped as long a Harry Reid is in charge of the Senate!


48 posted on 07/14/2014 2:09:33 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: sarge83

I am paraphrasing but towards the end of the article, spokesman for Issa says as long as the briefing answers our questions all is forgiven, basically. Couple of lines before it says there is no chance it will be withdrawn.

Issa talks rough. WH says ok let’s do b instead of a. Issa folds. I see a pattern here.


49 posted on 07/14/2014 4:58:49 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: sarge83

My opinion precisely.
Issa will fold like a cheap umbrella!


50 posted on 07/14/2014 5:40:20 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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