The New Yorker: Darrell Issa’s Troubled Past

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by Ryan Lizza

Many politicians have committed indiscretions in earlier years: maybe they had an affair or hired an illegal immigrant as a nanny. Issa, it turned out, had, among other things, been indicted for stealing a car, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and accused by former associates of burning down a building.

A member of Issa’s Army unit, Jay Bergey, told Williams that his most vivid recollection of the young Issa was that in December, 1971, Issa stole his car, a yellow Dodge Charger. “I confronted Issa,” Bergey said in 1998. “I got in his face and threatened to kill him, and magically my car reappeared the next day, abandoned on the turnpike.”


On March 15, 1972, three months after Issa allegedly stole Jay Bergey’s car and one month after he left the Army for the first time, Ohio police arrested Issa and his older brother, William…

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2 responses to “The New Yorker: Darrell Issa’s Troubled Past

  1. christina fischbach

    Remove him from the House on ethics charges for perpetuating a hoax against the White House. He is a fraud.

  2. Darrel Issa is a mean. vindictive, horrible person !!! All he wants to do , is bring down the Prez & all his Cabinet !! He cares nothing about making America better or safer !!! He is a Glory Hound & having him on the Ethics COMMITEE is a freakin’ joke !!! HE HAS NO ETHICS !!! He is another Sen. Joe McCarthy…intent on destroying lives & making himself important !!1 Get him off the Commitee !!!

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