Now that you’ve suddenly noticed that Rep. Issa is telling lies about the IRS scandalette, why not consider the probability that he’s doing so because there’s no actual scandal there, any more than there is in Benghazi!? And why not at least raise the question of the culpability of the Speaker and the rest of the Republican majority in the House for putting this minor-league McCarthy in charge of government oversight? He keeps his microphone at the pleasure of his colleagues, and they should be held accountable for allowing him to do their dirty work.
Fournier’s hackishness is actually clearer in this story than it is in his usual Republican-slanted ones. His objection to Issa is not that he’s lying and destroying reputations; it’s that in doing so he might be inadvertently helping the President.
Footnote The real puzzle is why the AP kept Fournier around for so long, and why National Journal picked him up.