U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, Calif., has run into a wall in the House oversight committee’s investigation into illegal fundraising by former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
In a newly released audio recording, Solis can be heard asking a subordinate to get people together for a fundraiser for Organizing for America working toward Obama’s re-election efforts. She resigned from her post in 2013.
Issa told Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” that while there is no doubt it is Solis soliciting campaign contributions in the audio, a key witness in the ongoing investigation failed to show up at Wednesday’s hearing.
White House lawyers are refusing to allow David Simas, the director of the newly reopened White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, to testify to Congress.
“We have never been faced with a president who had claimed an inherent immunity for a federal employee,” Issa said. “We’re in the process of working with independent House counsel to evaluate a first-ever claim that this president is, in fact, a sovereign and thus has inherent rights not to be deposed, if you will, including his political appointees.”
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