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Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:43 AM

Another Republican ensnared? Rep. Darrell Issa may be implicated in Fortenberry scandal


(Salon) The federal case against Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. — who was indicted last month on charges of lying to federal investigators and concealing information about illegal campaign donations — appears to have ensnared another Republican congressman. The Department of Justice stated last week that a protective order was "necessary" in the Fortenberry case to protect "evidence related to sensitive and ongoing investigations, including those related to public officials."

One public official in question, who is identified in court filings only as "Candidate C," is Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican who is now the apparent target of a DOJ investigation — and may indeed have been the object of a sting operation. Issa retired from Congress in 2018 after serving nine terms from a Southern California district, but then moved to an adjoining district in San Diego County and was narrowly elected in 2020. The former CEO of an after-market auto accessories company called Directed Electronics, Issa has an estimated net worth of $250 million and is one of the richest members of the House.

On Sept. 10, 2014, Issa dined at the same table with Gilbert Chagoury, a shadowy figure identified as a "foreign billionaire" in the charges against Fortenberry, at a Washington event hosted by the group In Defense of Christianity (IDC). Two weeks later, Issa's campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee received a total of $60,000 in donations, on the same day, from Dr. Elias Ayoub and his wife Mireille, an affluent Los Angeles couple who had also attended the IDC dinner. According to documents filed with the Justice Department, the $30,000 that went to Issa's victory fund actually came from Chagoury, a Nigerian citizen who may not legally contribute to federal candidates. ..............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/11/10/another-ensnared-rep-darrell-issa-may-be-implicated-in-fortenberry-scandal/




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Reply Another Republican ensnared? Rep. Darrell Issa may be implicated in Fortenberry scandal (Original post)
marmar Nov 10 OP
Champp Nov 10 #1
mahina Nov 10 #2
vanlassie Nov 10 #12
quaint Nov 10 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 10 #10
malaise Nov 10 #4
Zorro Nov 10 #5
MagickMuffin Nov 10 #6
msfiddlestix Nov 10 #7
gab13by13 Nov 10 #8
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 10 #9
bucolic_frolic Nov 10 #11
Evolve Dammit Nov 10 #13
BumRushDaShow Nov 10 #16
Evolve Dammit Nov 10 #18
UCmeNdc Nov 10 #14
BumRushDaShow Nov 10 #15
Marcuse Nov 10 #20
BumRushDaShow Nov 10 #21
grantcart Nov 10 #17
TeamProg Nov 10 #19
durablend Nov 10 #22
Faux pas Nov 10 #23

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:48 AM

1. These Repubes getting busted for their "little lies"

Still support the Republican "Big Lie."

Sad how Republicans have wrapped themselves in lies.

Free Clue: according to The Wisdom of the Ages, Liars Suck.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:51 AM

2. Good. He is the worst.

Well he’s one of the worst anyway.

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Response to mahina (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:36 AM

12. He is really, really bad. Arrogant Asshat Bad.

Ugh.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:02 AM

3. Please make Issa pay for his crimes this time.

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Response to quaint (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:26 AM

10. Yup. Need protective order or there may be a little Arson on the evidence. . . . nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:04 AM

4. Back in the day didn't we call him GTA

as in grand theft auto?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:12 AM

5. He's my rep

Took over the seat that other crook Duncan Hunter Jr. held for years. Republican voters in this district sure like their criminals.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:18 AM

6. Please please pretty please make these charges STICK



As I am so sick of these criminals walking. He walks every time he gets in caught for his crimes. But he skates away.



In Defense of Christianity: give me a break. If they are in charge of "defending christianity" you can see why more people are turning away from their form of christianity.



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:36 AM

7. I hope this investigation into Issa turns into a prosecution and conviction

and stiff sentencing.

not likely, but who knows? Miracles are still possible I suppose.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:36 AM

8. Rich, greedy bastard,

has enough money to fund his own campaign but greed knows no limits.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:23 AM

9. Doesn't matter where he lives.

He'll always be the Representative from FedEx and UPS. He was the one that introduced and pushed through the regulations that were designed to bankrupt the Post Office.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:34 AM

11. ABSCAM and Crazy Eddie cases pop to mind

Entrapment was not a valid defense strategy, nor were empty warehouses a backup for accounting fraud.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:41 AM

13. With my best Seinfeld: "That's a shame.." The corruption, screw 'em all, line my pockets party. n/t

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:48 AM

16. You need this




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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 11:26 AM

18. Love it! Hope to be using it A LOT real soon. Come on Justice!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:45 AM

14. Republicans are all liars and cheats.

They group together and plan how to cheat and steal.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:46 AM

15. I had a LBN OP when Fortenberry was indicted

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142815227

but also had a post in there that had some interesting other info on others who were ensnared with the Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire - https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2815246

That's where I first saw the Issa thing pop up but it also involves Rmoney -



https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/04/straw-donor-scheme-foreign-billionaire/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 11:48 AM

20. With a DC jury in his future, Rmoney may hedge his investments and reconsider the John Lewis Act.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:05 PM

21. ...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 10:59 AM

17. All I want for Christmas is . . .

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 11:35 AM

19. Repubicans are all so dirty. If it weren't for Faux News, the country would recognize and value

honesty.

We can't have a true Democracy without accurate information about our gov't - and that's what the GQP is counting on.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:19 PM

22. Oh goody another sternly worded letter and a slap on the wrist coming

That'll teach him to never do it again

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:38 PM

23. Yes Please!

Let that boil on the ass of life go DOWN!

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