American Family Voices is a liberal advocacy group that conducts media campaigns charging Republicans with wrongdoing. It’s funded by unions, (mostly AFSCME), and George Soros.
The group filed an ethics complaint against Darrelll Issa with the House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) on Tuesday.
The Hill reports:
The five-page complaint, which was obtained by The Hill, accuses Issa of using his position as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to add to his multimillion-dollar fortune.
An Issa spokesman on Monday said the allegations have absolutely no merit and are part of a smear campaign spearheaded by the White House.
The complaint alleges that Issa pressured the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to halt an investigation of Goldman Sachs shortly after he bought a huge stake in one of Goldman’s high-yield mutual funds.
It also claims Issa used his authority to improperly defend Merrill Lynch, a firm with “which he has a significant financial interest,” the document states.
“In fact and in appearance, Rep. Issa has repeatedly — and impermissibly — used his public position to promote his private financial interests,” Mike Lux, president of American Family Voices, wrote in a letter to former Reps. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) and David Skaggs (D-Colo.), co-chairmen of the OCE.
A spokesman for Issa said the complaint is part of an effort orchestrated by the White House to discredit its critics.
“This complaint is entirely without merit. The White House has used an assortment of outside progressive groups in an effort to attack Oversight and Chairman Issa directly. This is just their latest salvo in an ongoing effort to obstruct oversight,” said Frederick Hill, Issa’s spokesman.
Just yesterday,Issa told Laura Ingraham that Holder is so ‘inept he is dangerous’.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that Attorney General Eric Holder is so “inept that he is dangerous to have as the Attorney General” and that President Obama should consider removing him from office.
Issa made the comments on the Laura Ingraham show while commenting about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking program.
In case you’re keeping score, there is a Soros connection to Fast and Furious. (Of course there’s a Soros connection to practically everything on the left.)
CBS News and the Los Angeles Times have reported that Dan Restrepo and two other officials, were in on ATF memos from the Gunwalker operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
Restrepo, the National Security Council’s top man for Latin America, was also one of the figures behind the U.S.’s deplorable Honduras policy in 2009. Hiding behind the curtain at that time too, was “the Puppetmaster”.
Prior to moving to the National Security Council, Restrepo was the director of the Americas Project at the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Soros funded liberal think tank, whose President and Chief Executive Officer is John Podesta…
Now Darrell Issa himself, is charging that this ethics complaint is being orchestrated by the White House.
Issa is obviously over the target.
Katie Pavlich, Townhall: Napolitano, FBI Give Non-Answers to Questions Surrounding Operation Fast and Furious
Senate hearing brings out more shocking ignorance of high ranking public officials. Nobody knows nothing!:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitiano and FBI Director Robert Mueller denied knowing anything about the operation until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed with guns from the program and avoided getting into details about their involvement by referring the case to the Inspector General in the Justice Department and citing an “on-going investigation” when asked by Arizona Senator John McCain recently on Capitol Hill. On top of Newell’s testimony, President Obama called for a complete review of current gun control policies in April 2009.
Watch video of testimonies at link.
As Dems look the other way on Fast and Furious, they are trying to pressure Issa to investigate Fox News.. I sh*t you not:
A group of eight Democrats blasted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for not pursuing allegations that News Corp. may have hacked phones belonging to family members of victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.