On July 11, 2012, itizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) violated federal law by including material from a sealed wiretap application in the Congressional Record.
Under federal law, applications for wiretap warrants are sealed and cannot be disclosed absent a court’s permission. Nevertheless, as part of his effort to have Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt for failing to provide documents in the House Oversight Committee’s Fast and Furious investigation, Rep. Issa himself illegally disclosed documents.
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