Report: WH Used Taxpayer Money to Promote GOP Candidates

The ranking minority member of the committee, Tom Davis (R-Va) said today that the report is "hopelessly political" and that he was "deeply skeptical about the methodology and seriousness" of the report.

"They set out to find banned political activity in the White House," Davis said. "Instead, the Committee Democrats found the same kinds of things done by every Administration since Eisenhower. Their angry swooning just doesn't pass the smell test."

The OPA was created by former President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In the 1990s, then-President Bill Clinton ran similar but more modest efforts to boost Democratic campaigns from the same office. During the 1996 election cycle, a plan from the office detailed 89 trips by 13 cabinet secretaries and other top officials to help Democratic candidates.

Jon Garcia contributed to this report.

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