After taking her viewers through the madness that was the "summer of subpoenas" in 1997 with Rep. Dan Burton handing out subpoenas like candy, Rachel Maddow reminded everyone what we're in for now with Rep. Darrell Issa heading that very same committee.
May 30, 2013

After taking her viewers through the madness that was the "summer of subpoenas" in 1997 -- with Rep. Dan Burton and his "wildly unhealthy hatred for President Clinton" which led to him handing out "subpoenas like candy, targeting 141 different Clinton administration officials" -- Rachel Maddow reminded everyone what we're in for now with Rep. Darrell Issa heading that very same committee.

MADDOW: But if you saw this whole thing unfold the first time, the plot this time will seem familiar, even if some of the faces are changed... some of the faces have changed.

One of the latest of the Republicans latest round of subpoenas in our new subpoena summer is Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff when she was Secretary of State, a woman named Cheryl Mills.

Cheryl Mills it turns out is no stranger to this committee that's now investigating her. Here she is in 1997, testifying before the same House committee on the great White House Christmas card scandal that was supposed to drive Bill Clinton out of office once and for all.

Cheryl Mills was White House deputy counsel at the time and now House Republicans say they would please like to talk to her again. It's going to be a long, hot, stupid summer... the summer of subpoenas is back.

Yes it is. They're issuing subpoenas to "get to the bottom" of the Benghazi talking points that no one outside of right-wing world gives two hoots about. Where are the jobs Republicans? Wasting our tax dollars on this nonsense isn't going to put anyone back to work.

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