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. anthony76

    Was the same rule applied to GW Bush's staff?
    Why now?
    First show us Romney's taxes, then we'll talk.

    Wait.. wait.. these are PERSONAL email accounts? um, sorry dude... Issa is gonna have to take his witch hunt somewhere else.

    August 3, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. marty

    Beam this message to Darrell Issa......we're not interested in witch hunts....IT'S THE JOBS, STUPID.

    August 3, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. Pennelope Pennebaker

    The White House needs to demand the personal emails of the criminal Issa and his staff.

    August 3, 2012 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  4. American Voter

    And we want Romoney's taxes. If you can't produce your taxes, why should we believe you can produce 12 million jobs.

    August 3, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  5. will never vote Republician again

    Issa is an as_ sa!

    August 3, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  6. Jane

    And I would like a full report on why Darrell Issa is still cashing his Congressional payroll checks after doing SQUAT the last three years... I think he's a bit unhinged – - he's never recovered from not getting the California Governorship dropped in his lap after he had Grey Davis lynched He's just a bitter little man.

    August 3, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  7. drake mallard

    i want see romney taxes returns and birth certificate

    Mitt Romney's repeated claim that he played no part in executive decision-making related to Bain Capital after 1999 is false, according to Romney's own testimony in June 2002, in which he admitted to sitting on the board of the LifeLike Co., a dollmaker that was a Bain investment during the period.

    Well they all can't be winners! mitt?

    A vote for Mittens certainly will send this great country tumbling further down the cliff. God forbid!!!!!!!!!!

    August 3, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Issa would have been the ideal replacement for Baghdad Bob. Delusional and idiotic. You go viper.

    August 3, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  9. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    No amount of artificial demands is going to distract form the real problem: Romney uses these tactics to distract voters from his past and present potentially criminal activities. Romney and cronnies have no right to ask for anything until he publishes his governor years e-mails, yes, the ones destroyed for possible political liability AND the tax returns. Or are the rules only for Democrats and 'little" people?

    August 3, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  10. Just a Thought

    Count Dracula of the GOP cabal is on the prowl. What an embarassment Issa is to my state. Don't worry America, we will be getting rid of this blight on the country by next election cycle.....Vote out all GOP-Tea-a-tards in Nov 2012

    August 3, 2012 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  11. Larry L

    House Republicans are nothing more than domestic terrorists. They've done nothing but work political angles and publish Tea Party nonsense. They absolutely want our government to fail – just like the Taliban!

    August 3, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  12. Debbie

    Issa wants personal e-mails... Hmmm Issa was a car thief as a youth (not just once) and he wants personal emails. I would never give my personal email to a thief!

    August 3, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Hey, Darrell, how about making Mittens release all his tax returns for the last 10 years?

    August 3, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  14. Tom H.

    Mr. Issa really needs to do something productive . Just once!

    August 3, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  15. me again

    And why not give the email addreses to the Repubs? The dems don't have anything to hide.

    August 3, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  16. Dave Jaipersaud

    And I want 10 years of Romney taxes. The cheater and liar in chief.

    August 3, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  17. Squigman

    Okay. Where's Romney's tax returns?

    August 3, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  18. labman57

    Did Issa bring plenty of bait? Because it will come in handy if he plans to start a fishing expedition.

    August 3, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  19. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    This guy is the biggest crook in politics!

    August 4, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  20. Miroslava

    Here's the thing:
    ha ha ha ha ha!
    WILLARD, HAND OVER YOUR TAX RETURNS!

    August 4, 2012 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  21. enuff

    Uh...no. Not unless republicans want complete access to all personal email accounts, including Romneys. But then, he doesn't have to disclose his taxes, so I suppose he could just refuse and be able to walk away without any recourse for the American "you" people.

    August 4, 2012 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  22. Kevin

    This is just ridiculous, the GOP ran on jobs in 2010 and all they've done is block everything to get the economy going. These clowns think we the people are stupid, they just want to blame the president. The GOP acts as if they had nothing to do with the bad economy.

    August 4, 2012 04:31 am at 4:31 am |
  23. Orwell sees it, again & again

    Issa how is your vacation going?
    No time to take on the drought problem?
    Keep up your whining, just more noise in the Republican choir of wingnuts.

    August 4, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  24. Reggie from LA

    Uhm, is Mr Issa going to ask Mitt Robme for his tax stuff?? Why not??

    August 4, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  25. ghost

    November cannot get here soon enough. The repugs should become an afterthought. If they control any branch of government the people of this country wl get what they deserves.

    August 4, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
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