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Watchdog group asks for investigation of Issa over anti-Obama video

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) alleges that Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, misused government resources for political purposes in making the video, which the group describes as “nothing more than a negative political advertisement against President Obama.”

“The attack ad offers no information about any action whatsoever by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” CREW wrote in its letter to OCE.

“In fact, the only purpose of the ad — particularly given its release just days before a hotly contested presidential election — is to attempt to elicit outrage against the president for holding state dinner at a time when Americans are facing fiscal difficulties.”

Issa’s office criticized CREW for having liberal leanings and for defending Democrats while hammering away at Republicans. Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins said the group's allegations are baseless and that the chairman is in full compliance with House rules.

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