Sestak vs. al-Awlaki
Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, Friday asked the FBI to begin a criminal investigation into efforts by the White House to convince Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) to drop out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter.
Issa sent the request to FBI Director Robert Mueller hours after Bob Bauer, the White House counsel, released a report on the controversy. It revealed that former President Bill Clinton, acting on a White House request, approached Sestak with the suggestion that he drop out of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary in exchange for an unpaid position on a presidential or other senior executive branch advisory board in the Obama administration.
However, as far as I can tell, no Republicans or Democrats in Congress have asked the FBI to investigate reports that the Obama Administration has authorized the CIA to assassinate American citizens, something that is almost certainly illegal and most definitely unconstitutional.
I don’t mind that the party in opposition is questioning the legality of President Obama’s acts in office. That’s what parties in opposition are supposed to do. I just wish they’d question things that matter.