The investigator: Why Darrell Issa is sounding the alarm on Capitol Hill
May 22nd, 2013
03:16 PM ET
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The investigator: Why Darrell Issa is sounding the alarm on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - He is best known as the Viper car alarm voice that instructs would-be thieves to "Please step away from the vehicle."

But in political circles, Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is a man who, after years of sounding the alarm about perceived Obama administration misdeeds, has struck a chord that is shaking up Washington.

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  1. just sayin

    But in political circles, Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is a man who, after years of sounding the alarm about perceived Obama administration misdeeds, has struck a chord that is shaking up Washington.
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    seriously??? perceived obama adminstration misdeeds?!! what is shaking up washington are the actual misdeeds of the obama administration that even obama's supporters cannot bury or ignore any longer.

    May 22, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    Wow. A car thief is the voice of the Viper Car Alarm system..... What irony.....

    May 22, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Tom

    Did Fox News acquire CNN? This article sure reads like it comes with an extra helping of GOP Kool-Aid. Issa is saving the world from the evil Obama administration? Issa is just a political hack manufacturing "scandals" to embarrass the Obama administration - the same way the Republicans attacked Bill Clinton. Enough with the phony outrage. Try reporting the news and getting it right for a change.

    May 22, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. jpmichigan

    It is good to know that someone care about the American taxpayer and their rights. Trust is the key word, and this administration has not given the American taxpayer reason to trust them. According to the senior advisors on the President team, by their actions and his in actions, the advisors are running government, not the President. He is the front man for this motley crew.

    May 22, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Wake up People!

    @Tom.

    Dude where have you been for the past year???? This is the new and improved Fox-lite......

    Haven't you noticed the invasion of the trolls????

    May 22, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    @Tom: "Issa is just a political hack manufacturing "scandals" to embarrass the Obama administration – the same way the Republicans attacked Bill Clinton."

    And why, you may ask? Because the GOP has NOTHING to offer our country – zip, nada, zilch!

    May 22, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    What an idiot Derell Issa...

    May 22, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. sal

    this is why I have an issue with CNN, they don't tell the truth. Issa knew the tea party was being investigated in 2012 he got regular updates but he was allowed to go on national tv and act like he knew nothing. CNN reporters do your job. Issa is a hyprocite and a liar.

    May 22, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Apparently my censorship about Mr. Issa's criminal record offends Mr. Abdullah or whoever is moderating. Why isn't relevant to know that the chairman of the oversight committee has a criminal past?

    May 22, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "The impact of ongoing investigations by Issa's committee is largely dependent on what is unearthed."

    Which, so far, has been pretty much nothing. Issa and the GOP/Teatrolls are after Obama and they've got nothing on his yet. They doctored their notes on the Benghazi emails and John Karl uncritically reported them, literally claiming he had seen the actual emails. The IRS thing was clearly low-level screw ups. The AP thing is the MSM throwing a temper tantrum out of fear that their ability to solicit, obtain and print national security secrets will be hampered by someone actually getting prosecuted for leaking it in the first place...that they'll no longer be able to tell people who violate national security criminal statutes "don't worry...you can break these laws and they'll never be able to find out it was you committing these crimes because we're the press and telling it to us makes you functionally immune to prosecution"...that the "news" gathering easy mode leak gravy train might be slowed by people actually having to fear violating criminal laws. No no...that can't happen or it might effect the ad revenue these networks generate.

    Translating this article: "Please believe all this scandal crap is legitimate and that Issa's motives are somehow pure...and ignore all the contrary evidence...we desperately need you to help us sell these scandals to help us generate controversy for ad revenue and to exact our revenge for the leak investigations that might deter criminal behavior that we profit from."

    May 22, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. Deb in MT

    Wake up People!

    Wow. A car thief is the voice of the Viper Car Alarm system..... What irony.....
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    Is arsonist Issa also the squeal from a smoke alarm? That would be double irony!

    May 22, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Enough with the phony outrage."

    Amen and pass the popcorn.

    May 22, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |