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.

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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.