"I think people misunderstand the meaning of the word corrupt, and obviously CNN does. Corrupt or corrupted or failure -- it's no different than a disc drive giving you some bits that are wrong," Issa said.
"I've never said it was illegal. I've never said many of the statements that are often said on CNN that imply wrongdoing of the president at a criminal level but I do believe the American people have changed the control of the House in no small part because they saw more regulation, more misspending than they ever dreamed possible and they need Republicans to be part of the balance to bring that back under control and we have to be honest," Issa said.
CNN Host John King said after the interview that Issa was "smartly retreating... but doesn't want to say so."
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