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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:53 PM

Darrell Issa's nomination for trade post hits a snag over his FBI background file

Source: Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Darrell Issa’s nomination to serve as a Trump administration trade official hit a road block Thursday amid concerns over something in the former California congressman’s FBI background file.

Early in a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, the GOP chairman announced that a vote on Issa’s nomination to lead Trump’s U.S. Trade and Development Agency would be delayed until the White House agreed to make available Issa’s FBI background file to the full committee. It was unclear what in the file was raising concerns among members.

“There’s information in his FBI background investigation that concerns me greatly, and that I believe members may find problematic, and potentially disqualifying for Senate confirmation,” said Ranking Democrat Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who has held Issa’s nomination up for a year.

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said that the committee would not vote until the White House made the FBI file available. “We’re going to get this file open,” Risch sad.


Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-19/darrell-issas-nomination-for-trade-post-hits-a-snag-over-his-fbi-background-file



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Reply Darrell Issa's nomination for trade post hits a snag over his FBI background file (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 19 OP
RockRaven Sep 19 #1
Baked Potato Sep 19 #2
czarjak Sep 19 #3
Control-Z Sep 19 #4
Optical.Catalyst Sep 19 #15
barbtries Sep 19 #5
ffr Sep 19 #7
ffr Sep 19 #6
Zorro Sep 19 #8
Zambero Sep 19 #10
Zorro Sep 19 #11
SharonAnn Sep 22 #17
EveHammond13 Sep 19 #9
Fritz Walter Sep 19 #12
jmowreader Sep 19 #13
aggiesal Sep 19 #14
yellowcanine Sep 20 #16
magicarpet Sep 24 #18

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. Is it the Grand Theft Auto, the weapons charge, the arson, or the insurance fraud?

Or perhaps something more recent?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:14 PM

2. Yeah, he's a slimy guy

A long time ago he was running one of the House hearings for something. He pissed me off so much I looked him up on the Google. My gosh, he has a past. Was in the Army, invented the Viper car alarm. Caught up in some fraud stuff like you said.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:40 PM

3. He's, "getting there", I'm certain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:41 PM

4. Wait. What? Am I reading this correctly?

A republican is holding up a vote on Issa’s nomination until the White House makes his FBI file available to them?

Is that right?

Is Hell freezing over?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:32 PM

15. Issa is toxic. The career Republicans do not want him on their roster

Issa is going to attract the wrong kind of attention for Republicans going into a competitive 2020 election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:42 PM

5. isn't he a convicted felon?

i know he's a piece of shit.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

7. +1

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

6. That turd has to go as well. Another worthless conservative

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:29 PM

8. He's threatened to run for Duncan Hunter's seat

if he doesn't get the trade representative job.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:49 PM

10. Just lock them both up!

After one of them loses the GOP seat in next year's election.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:51 PM

11. Works for me!

Hunter is my representative.

Lots of Republican knuckleheads in this district.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:13 PM

17. So he can't get a real job in the real world?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:36 PM

9. CAR THEFT

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:55 PM

12. I was going to suggest it was an incident involving a dead girl or live boy

...but with today’s RepubliCONs, either situation would be a badge of honor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:27 PM

13. I can't possibly see what the Senate could find wrong with Issa

If he gets confirmed, he'll be the least corrupt person in the entire administration.

I mean, yeah he did steal a few cars, torch a couple buildings and commit insurance fraud, but we know about those crimes.

Contrast that with Trump, who has committed thousands of crimes we don't even know about!

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Now, obviously Issa shouldn't be given the trade representative job. but after we put the kibosh on Issa's ill-advised nomination we need to start looking at and running off the rest of the crooks (which means everyone) in Trump's inner circle.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:29 PM

14. ISSA backwards is ASS-I ...

very apropos.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

16. Guess the FBI isn't keen on car thieves and insurance fraud.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:54 PM

18. Grand theft auto problematic - maybe ?

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