Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Of all the things that did happen regarding the election yesterday... this particular part is going to be among the most interesting to watch carefully.

Mr. Issa is going to have subpoena power over the White House as well as Congress as well as... those he believes might have something to hide from Americans concerning how they have served as stewards of our resources.

And... Mr. Issa intends to use that power.

Daily Caller
Issa: ‘My job is to make the president a success’

Democrats fear he will become their arch nemesis, but basking in the glory of a Republican tsunami in the House, House Oversight Committee chairman-elect Rep. Darrell Issa downplayed the vast new power of subpoena he will be assuming come January....

But while trying to keep his image in check, Issa made clear his plans on several important issues that will have big impacts.

His first priority will be ensuring the Obama administration answers every letter he sent them requesting information during the last Congress.

“First and foremost we’re gonna ask that all the letters we’ve sent…that we get answers to them. And I expect many of them will have information coming to us well before I get sworn in in January,” Issa said.

That’s a lot of letters, and some of them had some rather interesting questions in them.

Issa also vowed to dig deeper into the discounted mortgages Countrywide Financial Corp. offered to key lawmakers.

“That’s a scandal that isn’t finished yet,” Issa said in a rare departure from his conspicuously subdued tone.

Issa said a top priority would be “figuring out Freddie and Fannie should continue existing as they are,” given that the two government backed financial giants continue to suck billions of dollars from the federal teat....

... Issa made a point of noting that other committees would be in the investigation business, too. For instance, he said the House Science Committee will have primary jurisdiction on the so-called “Climategate” scandal where top global warming scientists are accused, based on a document dump of their e-mails, of tilting the scales in their scientific investigations.

There are a lot of "Fat Cats" that are calling their defense lawyers this morning.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Blogger On the Mark said...

Now THAT's change I can believe in.

9:34 AM  
Blogger XtnYoda said...


I'm on your blog daily... love your right bar!

Keep it up!

2:12 PM  

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