A report released by the inspector general of the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation found no evidence that politics played any role
in the seizure of Broadway Bank, formally owned and operated by the
family of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. The probe
came at the request of U.S. House Oversight Committeeman Darrell Issa
(R-CA), who has made a habit of pursuing thin political scandals that
could prove politically problematic for the Obama administration.