It would seem that Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings was being fed information on his political opponents by the IRS. In other words, the fox was sitting on the committee to investigate the disappearance of chickens.
New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.
“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”
Cornered dogs snarl and bite. Here is Cummings’ response to being cornered.
“We oppose Chairman Issa’s efforts to recreate the Oversight Committee in Joe McCarthy’s image, and we reject his attempts to drag us back to that shameful era in which Congress tried to strip away the constitutional rights of American citizens under the bright lights of hearings that had nothing to do with responsible oversight and everything to do with the most dishonorable kind of partisan politics,” said the report for committee Democrats, which was released early to POLITICO Pro Tax.
Here is a flashback to the day Cummings flipped out when his partner in crime was on the bench. There is panic in Cummings’ face in this video. Now you know why.
Oh, and while Lois Lerner was asking Tea Party applicants the content of their prayers, she was also trolling for a job at Obama’s political action committee, OFA, which had no problem whatsoever getting 503 (c) status.
If only Lois Lerner would have been accused of something really criminal, like shutting down a lane of an exit ramp or something, the MSM would have gotten to the bottom of this months ago.
America is officially a tin horn, third rate, banana republic.