Wow: Washington Insider Drops Benghazi Bombshell On Hillary – ‘The FBI Director Would Like To..’

Washington insiders believe the FBI has more than enough to issue indictments against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide, Huma Abedin, for using an unsecured private email server to administer sensitive government business.

“I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Issa was the chairman of the House Oversight Committee and led the investigation into the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

Issa said FBI Director James Comey must take his time before making a move on indictments.

“I think he’s in a position where he’s being forced to triple-time make a case of what would otherwise be, what they call, a slam dunk,” Issa said.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he has sources within the FBI who told him “they’re ready to indict and they’re ready to recommend an indictment.” DeLay said in an interview on Newsmax that those within the bureau are prepared to fight to get an indictment.

“They also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public,” he said.

Even so, Issa doesn’t think an indictment will come during the 2016 election cycle.

“I’ve worked with both the last attorney general…and this attorney general, and I really don’t believe they’ll do it,” Issa said. “Doing it, by definition, would end her run for president.”

Issa said there is “no question” that Clinton circumvented her responsibilities to properly maintain secure information. He said there were 1,300 highly sensitive emails with material taken from classified documents involved in the investigation.

“And she circumvented it a second time when she knowingly let highly-classified material get into emails in an unclassified format,” he said.

Watch: Darrell Issa Just Announced Who He’s Endorsing For Prez – It Might Surprise You

Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet–and is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Issa is more recently known for investigating the cover-up of the “Fast and Furious” program while he was serving as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The committee’s investigation into the gun-running program eventually had Attorney General Eric Holder subpoenaed to testify before the committee. Holder refused to turn over documents about the controversial program and as a result was charged with being in contempt of Congress. It was the first time in U.S. history that a sitting Attorney General of the United States was charged with contempt of Congress. The charges never led to a criminal prosecution, as Holder held the highest office within the Justice Department, and the judge appointed to decide on criminal charges was an Obama appointee.

Issa’s political career adds weight to his endorsements of other politicians; and in an election year, the candidate who Issa supports as the next president of the United States will subsequently make the headlines. Issa officially endorsed Marco Rubio for president on Monday. In an interview on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Issa explained his reasons for the endorsement:

You know Marco Rubio really is an exciting candidate and I’m pleased to be able to be able to endorse him and to work for him for the presidency…he has been fighting some of the same fights you know.  He’s saved us money on Obamacare where others have simply wanted to repeal it, he’s already saved two and a half billion dollars by eliminating an unreasonable backstop by the taxpayers’ failed program.  He’s been fighting for a lot of things I believe in.  And look.  He’s not afraid to engage in the hottest subjects and that’s important because the next president is going to have to fix a lot broken things including our foreign policy.

If elected as president, Rubio would become the first Latino-American president in the history of the United States.

After McCarthy Quit, Here’s The One Person Boehner Is Begging To Run For Speaker

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner has reportedly been vocal regarding who he believes is best suited to replace him in the wake of front-runner Kevin McCarthy’s unexpected withdrawal from the race.

Despite conservative firebrand Trey Gowdy’s endorsement, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not attracting confidence from many right-wing Republicans who believe he is too much like the widely unpopular Boehner.

Many in the party, however, see the 2012 vice presidential candidate as the uniter a fractured GOP needs.

Should he decide to reluctantly throw his hat in the ring, Ryan will square off against the two confirmed candidates remaining in the race after McCarthy’s departure. 

One of the hopefuls, Florida Rep. Daniel Webster, has received the support of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and has expressed a desire to stay in the race.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on the other hand, explained that he would concede his speaker bid should Ryan decide to run.

As it stands, his office released a statement Friday expressing thanks for the support he has received while making it clear that he “is still not running for Speaker.”

According to California Rep. Darrell Issa, Ryan will consider the proposal over the weekend and provide his answer Monday. Issa seems to believe that the Wisconsin congressman will heed the call to serve.

“Paul Ryan answered the call when he was called by Mitt Romney to consider being vice president,” he said, “and I believe he’s going home this weekend to soul search with his family about whether or not he can in fact accept this job — a job he doesn’t want, he isn’t seeking, but is seeking him.”

Would you support Paul Ryan as the next House speaker? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Issa Refutes Gruber’s Testimony That Insurance Costs Have Decreased


Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had his chance to question the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, who embarrassed the Obama administration with his inflammatory comments about “the stupidity of the American voter.”

ISSA: The night before last I was at the Kennedy Center Honors where they honored Tom Hanks, famously Forrest Gump, the ultimate in successful stupid man. Are you stupid?

GRUBER: I don’t think so, no.

ISSA: Does M.I.T. employ stupid people?

GRUBER: Not to my knowledge.

ISSA: OK, so you’re a smart man who said some, as the ranking member said, some really stupid things. And you said the same, is that correct?

GRUBER: I…the comments I made were really inexcusable.

Rep. Issa asked the former healthcare law advisor about the cost-shifting aspects of the Affordable Care Act in which one person would get a reduction in their insurance rate while someone else would have to pay more to off-set that person’s decrease.

Gruber explained that the ACA set up insurance exchanges that pooled risks for the healthy and less-healthy which, on average, resulted in lower health insurance costs. Issa immediately corrected the M.I.T. economics professor, saying that total costs did not decrease, but actually increased.

ISSA: I’m a taxpayer, Mr. Gruber. Trust me, people are not paying less; people like me are paying more for those, because taxes are, in fact, a cost that’s paid. Total costs did not go down. Cost shifting occurred in your model, isn’t that true?

GRUBER: The amount that individuals have to pay for health insurance, on average, fell in my model.

ISSA: Well, but it didn’t fall in reality.

Issa questioned why the American public should believe the accuracy of his model if deception, by Gruber’s own statements, was part of the process. He suggested that the Committee and the next Congress conduct an independent audit of Gruber’s insurance model.


h/t PJ Media

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

If You Thought Lois Lerner Was Bad, What This Obama Admin Official Did Will Make You Blow Your Top

Darrell Issa

According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, the missing emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner represent just a portion of a much larger problem within the Obama administration.

While the supposed hard drive crash that destroyed Lerner’s records hindered the House investigation into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, Issa explained that other inquiries are being hamstrung by another similar loss of data. Furthermore, he lamented the fact that his committee was not notified of the deleted emails until well after he had issued a subpoena for them.

The loss came as a result of one administration official, Marilynn Tavenner of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who reportedly failed to back up her email correspondences in accordance with the law, Issa explained. The correspondences were requested as part of an ongoing ObamaCare investigation in the House.

“The Obama administration has lost or destroyed emails for more than 20 witnesses,” he said, “and in each case, the loss wasn’t disclosed to the National Archives or Congress for months or years, in violation of federal law.”

In its eventual disclosure, the agency wrote to the National Archives and Records Administration with an apparent excuse for her failure to maintain copies of relevant emails.

“During her entire tenure at CMS,” the notification stated, “Ms. Tavenner’s CMS email address, which is accessible to both colleagues and the public, has been subject to write-in campaigns involving thousands of emails from the public.”

In an effort to “keep an orderly email box,” the agency continued, “the administrator generally copied or forwarded emails to immediate staff for retention and retrieval, and did not maintain her own copies.”

Issa is apparently not satisfied, particularly regarding the fact that the announcement came nearly a year after he subpoenaed the records.

“It defies logic that so many senior Administration officials were found to have ignored federal recordkeeping requirements only after Congress asked to see their emails,” he stated.

He concluded that a request for the data just last week did not elicit confirmation that the emails were lost.

“Even at that point, the administration did not inform us that there was a problem with Ms. Tavenner’s emails history,” he said. “Yet again, we discover that this administration will not be forthright with the American people unless cornered.”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom