Issa, IRS escalate fight over investigation
August 2nd, 2013
05:32 PM ET
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Issa, IRS escalate fight over investigation

Washington (CNN) – Washington's war over alleged Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups escalated sharply on Friday as Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a subpoena to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and the head of the IRS accused Issa of making a series of "inaccurate and unfair" statements earlier in the week.

At a testy hearing Friday morning - shortly before Congress broke for its summer recess - Issa blasted acting IRS chief Daniel Werfel for "slow-rolling" congressional investigators by refusing to release requested records in a timely manner.

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  1. don in albuquerque

    Oh please, oh please, oh please. If we have to spend more money on investigations---lets investigate Issa. We might really turn something up that someone should be in jail for.

    August 2, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Gary

    Hey Issa, do us all a favor. Go on vacation with the rest of your useless buddy's. Most everyone is tired of your witchhunts.

    August 2, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. HenryMiller

    Is anyone really surprised that an Obama Administration drone is lying and/or covering up?

    August 2, 2013 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. rs

    Now that Bengahzi-gate blew up on the GOP (again), they have to try to make noise on their fake IRS-gate. Really Pathetic Issa.

    August 2, 2013 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    For a nano second I thought somebody had put the car thief in a coffin and finally slammed the top down on him to send him back to CA to live off tax payers money. I would think that his hefty pension and free medical insurance will keep him from a life of crime after he is voted out.

    August 2, 2013 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  6. I'm NOT a liberal

    The more they scream (the IRS) the closer you're getting to busting it wide open.

    August 2, 2013 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. Dixie

    Mr. Issa don't you understand that you and your investigation are not suppose to get to tbe bottom of any of this. The administration doesn't want it known. If they did it would have been done already.

    August 2, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  8. Just a thought

    No more Benghazi that we've found out this was a CIA operation and people have been on lie detectors for weeks under the condition they give information and it places their families in danger(?) You still want more info Issa? What...??? Bengahzi is not the scandal we've been hearing about everyday for the last 8 months? Now we need to go to the IRS garbage. You people are joke.

    August 2, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  9. Dennis Freeman

    Isn't there something constructive the Rep. could be doing?

    August 3, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |