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    Rep. Issa has a long history of announcing his committee investigations into terrible, evil and illegal doings in the Executive Branch.  Some of the hearings never take place; others subpoena a dozen or so members of the Executive branch.  Under questioning, all the charges fall apart for lack of any sustainable evidence.  Meanwhile, all those subpoenaed in the hearing, must hire lawyers, produce documents etc. which costs them and the US taxpayer thousands of dollars in the best case.  Costs can, run to the hundreds of thousands depending on the number of documents sought.  

    Shortly after announcing his intent to launch an investigation, however, Rep. Issa sends fund raising letters and emails, not just to his constituents but to all potential donors (read Tea Party) asking for their financial support so that he may continue with his hard hitting investigations.  Not one of his investigations has yet to reveal wrongdoing or resulted in any legislative action on a matter investigated.   In short, Issa is using his committee chairmanship to raise campaign funds for himself, not for any legislative purpose.  When is the House going to stop this idiocy?

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