War of words escalates between Issa and White House

Rep. Darrell Issa didn't mince any words when describing White House press secretary Jay Carney yesterday: It began when Issa told Crowley that the White House was misleading the public about the extent of the IRS controversy.   "Their paid liar, their spokesperson, pictured behind, he's still making up things about what happens in calling this local rogue," Issa said, motioning towards a photograph of Carney on the screen behind Crowley. "The reason the (IRS official) Lois Lerner tried to take the Fifth is not because there is a rogue in Cincinnati, it's because this is a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters and we're getting to proving it." These claims were based, Issa said, on interviews with IRS officials conducted by his committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, though as of now no definitive account has been made public establishing that the IRS officials engaged in the targeting of conservative groups, in...(Read Full Post)

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