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GOP pitbull urges Republicans to demand 'transparency, accountability' from Trump

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California Rep. Darrell Issa, an enthusiastic backer of Donald Trump — and the past chair of the House Oversight committee who once termed the Obama administration "the most corrupt in history" — Saturday called on Congress to "show leadership'' by being equally vigilant and demanding in its oversight of the Trump Administration. "My view is: it's extremely important that Congress point the guns at the same direction that they were pointed,'' said Issa, who as the powerful House Oversight chair was a GOP pitbull who lead dozens of headline-making investigations on Obama administration matters ranging from the "Fast and Furious" gun sting to Benghazi and IRS' oversight of grassroots conservative organizations.

Under the Trump White House, Republicans must continue to "demand what we were demanding: transparency, accountability,'' Issa said in an interview with POLITICO. "We do need a government that is accountable to us. "And this is the best time to show leadership.....we need to seize the opportunity and really push hard to have access so that no sacred cows are protected," he said. "For credibility, we have to hold this president to the level of transparency that the last president took every effort to thwart.'' The comments came just 24 hours after Issa called for a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into the Trump camp’s pre-election contacts with Russia.

Issa's eyebrow-raising comments suggest the congressman, long a conservative darling in California, is is undergoing a political evolution — or may have gotten a wake-up call from constituents after his enthusiastic backing of Trump nearly ended his political career in this solidly blue state last November. In November, the eight-term Republican emerged just 1,621 votes — less than a percentage point — ahead of Democratic political neophyte retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate, who has already declared his intention to challenge Issa in the 2018 midterms.

At a luncheon address to hundreds at the statewide GOP convention at the Hyatt Regency Saturday, Issa delivered a conciliatory message to the GOP grassroots, telling them that the best hope for GOP gains in California is to reach out to Democrats and independents, and listen to their concerns. "Let’s forget the past of Barack Hussein Obama..let’s open a new book,’’ he told them. “We do believe in free speech...we do believe that the other side should be heard...that’s the Republican Party I belong to, it’s the one I believe in." “Our future will be in no small part based on being the party that listens,'' he said. But Issa did not address the potentially incendiary topic of the Russian investigation before the crowd of party activists.

Later, in an interview, he told POLITICO that whether Russia conferred with members of the Trump Administration — as well as who leaked the information to media, perhaps illegally, and how to keep Russia from interfering in future elections — are all important questions and must all be investigated. On Friday, he said on HBO's "Real Time" that "you cannot have somebody, a friend of mine Jeff Sessions, who was on the campaign and who is an appointee.'' "You're going to need to use the special prosecutor's statute and office to take — not just to recuse. You can't just give it to your deputy. That's another political appointee," he said. Issa allowed that "there may or may not be fault" by some of the Trump associates, but he insisted that Russian President Vladimir Putin's brutality toward political enemies highlighted the need for such a probe.
The majority Congressional GOP, which investigated Benghazi numerous times, will be extremely reluctant to put forth the same investigative zeal regarding Trump administration contacts with Russia before the election.


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this is bull but I can't figure out his game.
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Insisting on the same level of transparency from the Trump administration the Obama administration denied is suddenly an "evolution" in his thinking. This is Politico manufacturing a story to undermine Trump. No wonder they were barred from the WH gaggle.
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Insisting on the same level of transparency from the Trump administration the Obama administration denied is suddenly an "evolution" in his thinking. This is Politico manufacturing a story to undermine Trump. No wonder they were barred from the WH gaggle.
What is with some people on the right giving half-assed nonsensical replies.

The man gave an interview. His words are there to be discussed.
But instead of that, you want to go ad hominem and avoid actual discussion.
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What is with some people on the right giving half-assed nonsensical replies.

The man gave an interview. His words are there to be discussed.
But instead of that, you want to go ad hominem and avoid actual discussion.
We are all impressed that you learned to write "ad hominem" the next step for you ought to be grasping its meaning. My comment pointed out the partisan attack on Trump fashioned by Politico out of Issa maintaining the same standard of transparency for Trump as he tried to get from Obama.

There is no personal attack in the comment but armed with your ad hominem hammer all the world's a nail.
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