Darrell Issa Subpoenas Top Obama Political Aide

The Oversight Committee chairman wants information about the political office the White House reopened earlier this year
Darrell Issa Subpoenas Top Obama Political Aide

by Shane Goldmacher | National Journal | July 11, 2014


House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Friday he was subpoenaing a top administration official, David Simas, the director of the White House’s Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and demanding that he testify next week.

Issa, who has been one of the Obama administration’s fiercest critics in Congress, has pressed the White House for more information about the political office that Simas runs since it was reopened earlier this year.

In a March letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Issa wrote that the decision to reopen the political office “heightens concerns about the illegal use of taxpayer funds to support congressional campaigns during the 2014 midterm elections.”

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