Issa urges FTC 
to smoke out 
Google tipsters

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Issa noted that any leaks ahead of the announcement were illegal and said they were counterproductive to the investigative process.

Sens. Ron WydenRon WydenDems push for US, EU cooperation on China's market status Senate Dems push Obama for more Iran transparency Watchdog faults Energy Department over whistleblower retaliation MORE (D-Ore.) and John KerryJohn KerryA legacy on the line Power restored at Turkish air base used in anti-ISIS fight Don't expect much of a post-convention bounce for Trump or Clinton MORE (D-Mass.) have also criticized the FTC for revealing sensitive information.

An FTC spokeswoman acknowledged that the agency had received the letter but had no further comment.

The letter was first reported by technology news site Mashable.

Issa sent a separate letter to the FTC last month criticizing its handling of the Google case. He mentioned unauthorized leaks to the media as one of several issues that gave him concern.