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GOP's Oversight Cop Fires Spokesman

When Darrell Issa promised to launch investigations into malfeasance across the government, no one expected his own office might be a target. But the California Republican, who’s head of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has fired his spokesman, Kurt Bardella, after investigating his sharing of emails with a reporter. Issa said in a statement that he had found that Bardella passed emails from other reporters on to The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich. Issa didn’t waste any time in wielding the axe: Bardella’s sharing was reported Monday night, and he was fired by early Tuesday afternoon.