Republicans want personal e-mail accounts of White House staffers
August 3rd, 2012
06:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans want personal e-mail accounts of White House staffers

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans demanded on Friday that the Obama administration identify White House staffers' personal e-mail addresses which may have been used to conduct government business, a request an Obama spokesman is calling "nakedly political."

The request, from House Committee and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, follows a congressional committee report earlier this week that found some senior White House officials had exchanged e-mails with lobbyists and other interested parties during the drafting of the health care law in 2010 using their personal email accounts.

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  1. Karen

    Much like the democrats demanded Sarah Palin's personal email. The Washington Post sent 7 reporters to Alaska to review all fo Sarah Palin's personal emails. The NY Times invited bloggers to "help them" go through the thousands of personal emails between Sarah Palin and her family members. The media sued to get her personal email. I wonder how the media will handle personal emails now?

    August 3, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. Darryl

    These people are insane. They have really and truely gone over the cliff mentally !

    August 3, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. Republican who supports President Obama

    If they want to dig into this they better look into their own party first. The quitter gov of Alaska used them and they were not investigated – the GOP Presidential hopeful used them while he was in office as well. The current GOP in office are an embarrasement.

    August 3, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Cathy

    And just how will the GOP use this to create jobs? Since that is their main focus, right?

    August 3, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Democrats raised similar concerns in 2007 when it was revealed then-Bush aide Karl Rove had extensively used a Republican National Committee e-mail account and that several of Rove’s e-mails from that account had gone missing. At that time, Issa called a Democrat-led investigation into the matter “shameful.”"

    I think that pretty much sums this all up right there. Moving on...

    August 3, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Hay ,republican goofs,you will get the e mails when we get romney the bafoons tax returns @!!!issa,just wasting more tax payer ,except for romney the bafoon ,tax payers money with your stupid going nowhere investagations ,moron !!!another republican bafoon that needs to be on the Gop train wreck in Nov .

    August 3, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  7. B.

    And the American people what to SEE Romney’s Tax Records now!

    August 3, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  8. Wake up people

    Rethuglicans please put the crack and/or meth pipes down. Are you NUTS?? You have done absolutely nothing except obstruct this administration for years. Do you really think any sane human being would allow you access to their emails? Just curious, did you ask the same of shrub?? Why all the changes with this POTUS?? Never mind, you're too big of cowards to tell the truth.

    OBAMA 2012! The only way FORWARD!

    August 3, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. T'sah From Virginia

    Here we go again!!!! 2010??????????? Really?????? The Republicans are SLOW on everything or incompetent!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    August 3, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  10. SafeJourney

    When romney releases 12 years of tax returns like his father

    August 3, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  11. rs

    Diversion alert- When things start looking bad for the GOP they want investigations.... remember when it was jobs, jobs, jobs?

    August 3, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. CBR

    Personal email accounts. May we see those of the members of Congress beginning with Mr. Issa.

    August 3, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. enuff

    Why am I not surprised that Issa is involved? How about we request Romney's tax returns ... or how about Romney's governmental emails from when he governor? Oh, I forgot, Romney made sure none of this exists by buying up the hard drives for permanent destruction. Yet no one seems to be concerned with this blatant lack of integrity.

    August 3, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. ND

    New England witch hunt fanatics still at it.

    August 3, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. jparker

    Wow the GOP is really getting desperate. I can't stand them.

    August 3, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    ...some senior White House officials had exchanged e-mails with lobbyists and other interested parties during the drafting of the health care law in 2010 using their personal email accounts.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    What were they hiding? Curious voters want to know. Expect the same level of cooperation the Obama Administration has been consistent with. He will invoke Executive Privilege once they start pulling up Union Boss emails.

    August 3, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. Armando

    One of them confessed of stealing cars when he was young and now makes money building car's security systems? Who was that?

    August 3, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. Ant

    Here we go now. Im the guy in the middle & try to understand the guy in front of me & behind me. Why he never ask Mitt to release his email during the time he was Governor and also Rick Perry? What about the Obama administration go back to his (Darrel issa) old day. Why the don't talk about the future of U.S.

    August 3, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  19. Thomas

    Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California.
    As a Californian , I want to see Issa and staffs personal emails with lobbyists and other interested parties .

    Fair is fair .

    August 3, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. exrepublican

    The White House should say fine but we want to see Boehners and Cantors and Issa's emails too. Or did they learn from Romney to delete everything, before you make accusations. The House Republicans are the biggest bunch of slime-balls in this country!

    August 3, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  21. george of the jungle

    this from the people that will not release romney tax statements. What a joke they are. Go vote on repealing the health care or making english the only language. Don't bother with farm aid or anything that might create jobs. Forward 2012 These loosers have the month off.

    August 3, 2012 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  22. David

    But it was entirely OK when all of Bush's staff used the RNC servers. This guy is a huge waste of time and money. Get rid of him!

    August 3, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  23. stars

    boy satan just dont know when to stop I mean Issa

    August 3, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  24. slippery

    New England witch hunt??

    August 3, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  25. Crismn

    Where are the tax returns of your candidate?!??

    August 3, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
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