It’s Time We Investigate Darrell Issa’s Unethical Behavior After He Admits He’s Corrupt (Video)

issa-corruptA few months ago I wrote an article titled At What Point Do We Start an Investigation into Darrell Issa? concerning what I think has been some of the most blatantly unethical behavior by a House committee leader conducting investigations I’ve ever seen.

I’ve always thought that when you investigate something, you’re seeking the truth – you don’t assume truth then hope to validate your beliefs.  But that’s not the case with Republicans on these committees investigating the right-wing conspiracies such as Benghazi and the IRS.

Especially Darrell Issa.

In fact, on Fox News, Issa flat-out admitted that his mind is made up with his “investigation” into the IRS “scandal.”

Issa said:

“I believe Lois Lerner is hiding something. I believe the Justice Department, the IRS, and the White House are interested in her succeeding in hiding what she’s hiding, which is her targeting of conservative groups based on their ideology in support of the president’s war on Citizens United, a Supreme Court decision that he didn’t like.  This is something that he vehemently opposes and Lois Lerner acted on his opposition.”

There’s just one problem.  There’s no evidence tying the White House to anything related to this situation with the IRS.  The best “proof” most of these right-wing officials have produced are logs where IRS officials met with the White House around 118 times during this time period when the IRS was supposedly “targeting conservative groups.”

Which, according to the White House public visitor records, is true.

But let’s use our critical thinking skills for a moment.  What was also going on during that time period that might have required IRS officials to work with the White House?  Oh, that’s right, the Affordable Care Act.  

So here we have the Committee Chairman Darrell Issa admitting that this isn’t any kind of investigation into the truth.  Nope.  It’s a partisan witch hunt set out to “prove” the asinine conspiracy theories that he wants to be real.

Because can someone explain to me how we’re supposed to find the unbiased truth about something when the committee chairman leading the “investigation” blatantly admits that his mind is already made up? 

Not only is his mind already made up, but he has as a clear agenda based on his beliefs – not facts.

How is that not cause for an investigation into his behavior?  Can someone explain to me how you get an impartial and fair investigation into something when the individual leading that investigation admits that his mind is already made up concerning what he’s investigating?

That makes absolutely no sense.

So while I once asked when we would investigate the behavior of Darrell Issa, after his recent comments on Fox News, I think now would be a good time for that to happen.

Watch his comments below via Fox News:


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Nan

    Issa is a moron! It isn’t just President Obama that disagrees with Citizens United, but many citizens of all political stripes do not approve of it. Why is it when a Democrat gets in office, the Republicans waste a crazy amount of resources on investigations, instead of governing for the good of the people?

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      because all is fair in love and WAR
      politics is war. can we all take a moment to imagine how this country would be if McCain and palin were elected???
      PRAISE JEEEEEEEEESUS– and pass the tax free tithe

      • Stephen Barlow

        tithes ARE tax free. Charitable donations.. up to $10,000.

        I kinda liked Romney’s Tax joke about a $25,000 limit on all tax deductions. then straight rate on everything above that, on every dollar earned in income.

        End the AMT and the Carried interest ruse. But whatever the National avg mortgages interest rate is, multiply by 2.5 and THERE’s your limit. $17,500 is the interest on a $1458 mortgage payment for a $528,000 home.

        A $250,000 home would use up about HALF of your limit. $7000 in mortgage interest on a 15 year old home would also be about 2/3 of a $150,000 home loan.

        No limit on child care or medical payments, and a separate $12,000 limit on education expenses and student loan debt.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        my personal favorite (UGH) is how I can rollover 3K every year –for another 18 yrs– on the losses I accrued while getting slammed in the stock market years ago. The only year I could write off the full amount of my losses (VS wins) was the year I was strictly a trader( based upon a large amount of trades per quarter/year) which I was able to wash away a TON of profitable taxes in my CASH business. 3K per year!!! geeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,im not getting killed on inflation there; am I???

      • Stephen Barlow

        That is a shame. I micro managed My funds array weekly and I rebalanced quarterly, so when it became scary, I bailed into 1/3 cash, 1/3 treasuries and 1/4 Foreign bonds and the rest GM and Ford stock. I shorted the Euro when it was $1.60 and slammed all that back in stocks as the dollar gained strength. Half the cash and bonds a month into 5 small and medium growth funds, healthcare energy and insurance.

        But I read A LOT so I was just doing what fund managers did.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        luckily my “death” was over a decade ago– now Im more focused and keep it mathematical. so far– with the help of selling out of the money calls against my positions I have whittled down my average costs OF the stocks I own: bidu / rick / tesla ( nearly lost it 5 weeks ago)/ fb/ pcln/ pwe ( bought in march 2009 at 8.21 and now own out right: nice dividend)/and LULU which I just bought in june on HUGE dip and am wary but so far creeping back. NFLX is my baby so far this year: I got smushed on FCEL ( 2.91 price buy/ 2.34 sell @ 3000 shares but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,) overall im sitting pretty and NOT not NOT “day trading/scalping” which was a total titanic on me years ago.
        To go contrarian I just did a spread on the S&P : sold the sept 180’s and bought the 175’s. 41 cents was worth it with a “4” delta
        —————————————————————
        now,,,,,,,about the hEATS poor performance in the finals!!! 🙂

    • Stephen Barlow

      To keep the focus off themselves. Just like a 7 YO with a little brother. The Bart Simpson congress “I DIDN’T DO IT MAN!!!” is just deflecting the parents angry gaze towards the innocent little brother.

    • Daddycool67

      Because the only people repubs are concerned with is THEIR “people”.

      Meaning large multinational corporations and their shareholders.

  • John_St_John

    It is well past the time that Darrell Issa should have been investigated for running a criminal enterprise. How else could he have gotten elected to public office with his past record?

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      moneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • Stephen Barlow

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    • Stephen Barlow

      RICO RICO RICO!!!!

      • John_St_John

        Louder sir, louder. *shit, where did I put that megaphone and extra speaker?*

      • Stephen Barlow

        3 years asa Drill Instructor. Don’t need no stinkin’ megaphone.

  • FD Brian

    my only problem with the IRS is that they weren’t investigating all non profits enough, especially the political ones, conservative or progressive.

  • Steve Temke

    I honestly believe that Republicans think if they can waste enough time and money, and obstruct the government’s business long enough that voters will just get tired of it and give up and elect a Republican in order to get something done. Not because they’re any good at governing but because they’ll prevent any governing from happening if they’re not in power.

    • PRIME79

      That was their plan to make Obama a one term president. They did everything they could to keep the country the way Bush left it and hoped people would blame Obama and vote him out and one of them in. It failed. This plan will continue to fail because A we all know what they are doing and B the majority of the nation doesnt want what they are selling. Time is on our side, we will win in the end.

  • bigjoe

    sorry for my language but that man is an [email protected]#$ing clown

  • strayaway

    The IRS targeted both progressive (6) and tea party groups (292) proving the IRS was very even handed. As an example of IRS fairness, even Abon’go Malik Obama’s Barack H. Foundation had to wait a whole month for its clearance before being waived through the process by Lois Lerner. Being so busy scrutinizing such applications, it is only right that Lois Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment in response to questioning. She had to get back to work. It was, of course, too bad that some information from Romney’s tax return wound up in the hands of the Obama campaign and that the National Organization for Marriage has alleged that the IRS intentionally leaked its 2008 tax return, including donor lists. Those were probably just some sort of computer glitches. To have only lost Lois Lerner’s and six of her helpers emails and having had her hard drive smashed since this investigation began is just more computer bad luck. The IRS had even paid a company to back up its emails to show its good faith. Whether that company has its system up to speed doesn’t matter. After all, they weren’t even getting paid hundreds of millions of dollars like the company that did the (un)ACA programming. You only get what you pay for.

    All these things explain why Issa is so wrong to believe that something is amiss at the IRS. What a crazy man. He acts like just because James Clapper lied to Congress, that the IRS would do the same. No, no, no Mr. Issa. Those events were just happenstance and coincidence. Why our President Obama has even told us so. “”The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity.” My mind was put to rest when President Obama ordered the Eric Holder to begin an investigation into whether the activities amounted to criminal behavior.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      funny how even ISSA has distanced himself from the new committee; isn’t it?

    • MedicareMaster

      BWAHAHAHA!!!
      What a load of Limbaugh/Beck/FOX LIES!!!

      • strayaway

        Yawn…blame the wrong messenger. Ok, I take it all back. Lois Lerner never took the Fifth Amendment. The IRS must have delayed as many progressive groups and tea party groups, I made up the “Abon’go Malik Obama’s Barack H. Foundation” and none of its money goes to keep up Abon’go’s multiple wives, the National Organization for Marriage has alleged no such thing, James Clapper never lied to Congress, and the emails weren’t really lost, etc.. There, now you feel better. -Hillary 2016-

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        don’t forget eliz warren 2024-2032
        ======================================
        I hear regressives gnashing

    • Why5ks

      you really should get information from a credible source. the computers were not smashed, a hard drive crashed. Issa and the committee knew about this months ago, but are just using it now because Issa’s shorts are in a bunch because he had Benghazi stolen from him by the Select Committee that he is doing anything he can to get back in the headlines. He is a weasel and a crook (using his rationale that where there is smoke there must be fire….which in his case is ironic considering what he has been charged with in the past).

      • strayaway

        Right, a hard drive crashed and the back up systems weren’t installed or didn’t work didn’t work for all seven people. What explanation does that leave you; incompetence? Most of us aren’t that gullible to believe the dog ate the homework. Like you say, where there is smoke there is fire. Taking the Fifth Amendment before stepping down before everyone discovered the missing emails qualifies as smoke to anyone not in denial. The Weasel in Chief should be treated like Nixon when Rosemary Woods misplaced 18 minutes of the Nixon tapes.

      • Why5ks

        since you are a moron and have earned the title of idiot-in-chief go on and live in you insane world.

      • strayaway

        Heavy reply Mr. Why. Since my last reply, I read of Monday’s federal court ruling in an AP piece “Court orders US to pay conservative group $50K” . The court awarded the National Organization for Marriage $50,000 from the federal government for allowing IRS information to wind up on the website of a political opponent. It seems that Mr. Issa was right about the IRS hiding something. I just wanted you to be the first to know.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        and that makes the score,,,,, san Antonio libs 77; Miami repubs 53

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        bythe way,,,,,,,,,,,,,,U are not a moron. a weeee bit dragged to the regressive side; but bright!

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what SUBSTANTIAL “PROOF” do U have that OBAMA was complicit in any way?
        ===========================================

    • Nicky Altieri

      Misinformed

  • ronaldfurr

    Non profits should not be allowed to try to influence politics in any way. They all should be shut down. No matter what poltitcal sides that they might be on. Shut them all down if they engage in political activities.

  • Jim Bean

    Very few liberals know this, but Issa is chairman of the House oversight committee. We PAY him to watch over the proceedings of government and even though this is a particularly awkward time for Dems and Liberals, we all benefit from having these safeguards in place to monitor the activities of all political parties.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      funny how issa is distancing himself from latest committee isn’t it?
      that’s because issa knows that nothing of value will be shown as new

  • Melanie Collins Pennock

    I have distrusted this guy since he spent a ton of his own money in his campaign to get rid of California Governor Grey Davis. Instead of waiting to run against him in a fair election, he maligned Davis to get the job sooner! The joke was on him, though, as he lost in the mid-season to Arnold Schwarzenegger; then the joke was on those of us in California……we got the Austrian as the Governor! A lose-lose situation!

    • Nancy

      I remember that. I remember Issa cried when he didn’t get to be gov of Ca. His crimimal actions backfired on him.

      • Melanie Collins Pennock

        Haha! He was so shocked when he did not get the Governor’s job!! He actually thought the people fell for his particular brand of schlock!

  • Robyn Ryan

    I want to see Cheney’s files.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Issa is and always has been an inside trading multiple corruption player of the system for his own personal gain. there isn’t even an ethical sweat bead on him, let alone and ethical bone in him.

    Obama should open Special investigations into Issa, and Boehner and have Special Prosecutors appointed to dig deep and wide into the scope of their lobbying connections.

    I mean the $40 Million dollar blow job the Red house paid for should be NOTHING compared to the $250 million investigations in to EACH of the Republicans most parasitical darlings.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      annoying regressives with facts