Rep. Darrell Issa Accuses FBI of Stonewalling Investigation into IRS

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Steve Neavling

A leading California Congressman is threatening to subpoena FBI Director James B. Comey Jr. if the agency isn’t more forthcoming about its investigation into the federal government’s handling of a conservative group, the Washington Times reports.

Rep. Darrell E. Issa is accusing the FBI of stonewalling his inquiry about whether the IRS unfairly targeted True the Vote for scrutiny.

Six months into the investigation, the FBI still has not turned over a document and won’t brief him in person, the Washington Times wrote.

“The department’s tactics have impeded a congressional investigation and interfered with the comittee’s access to documents and information. Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime,” Issa wrote in a letter to Comey.

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  1. And here’s the perfect model of Tea Party imbecile – Darryl Issa. Now the FBI is stonewalling him about its investigation into the IRS who – sorry, Darryl – was using algorithms that pulled up the names of as many progressive groups as conservative.

    Sooner or later Mr. Issa is going to have to start working on a budget, isn’t he? Or is he the Congressman designated to only investigate Democratic administrations? He apparently wasn’t worried at all over Cheney’s office divulging the name and job of an undercover CIA agent, or the lies his office told Congress to get them to approve a declaration of war against a dictator whose only intelligent act was to despise, and be despised by, al Qaida. No weapons of mass destruction, no connections with Iran (Iraq’s arch enemy) or al Qaida operatives, and yet Cheney and Bush picked him to attack, because they feared they’d have no chance to find bin Laden and would look like the arm-chair “soldiers” that they really were.

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