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Rep. Issa Reveals Emails Between Rep. Cummings' Staff and Targets of IRS Investigation
Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2014 | by John Sexton

Posted on 04/09/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The heat in the IRS investigation just went up. Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings in which he accuses Cummings of working to "obstruct the investigation" into IRS misbehavior.

The bulk of Rep. Issa's letter is devoted to some recently uncovered emails which demonstrate that Rep. Cummings was seeking information on True the Vote, the voter integrity group based in Texas which became the target of much unwanted government attention.

Cummings' staff contacted the IRS in August 2012 to inform them that they would be opening an investigation into True the Vote's activities. Then in October 2012 Cummings' office began requesting information directly from True the Vote which was very similar to what had previously been requested by the IRS.

For instance, in February the IRS requested information True the Vote's software and training materials. Rep. Cummings office also asked for information on True the Vote's software and training materials in their October 2012 request. Issa's letter suggests the similarities might be more than a mere coincidence, "This timeline and pattern of inquiries raises concerns that the IRS improperly shared protected taxpayer information with your staff."

Five days after Rep. Cumming's first letter to True the Vote in October 2012, in which he requested information on "training materials used for volunteers," the IRS sent True the Vote another request asking for information on volunteers and training.

Then in January 2013, Cummings' office sent a request for information on True the Vote public tax information to the IRS...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2012electionfraud; california; cummings; darrellissa; dnc; electionfraud; elijahcummings; irs; irsteapartyscandal; issa; lerner; loislerner; maryland; scandals; truethevote; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 04/09/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT!!!

Is this doesn’t result in at least one person going to PRISON for a very long time, then I think we can officially consider ourselves a banana republic.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Elija Cummings, the Recently Freed Slave.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 3:54:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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4 posted on 04/09/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Looks like he has that “360 degrees wrong.”


6 posted on 04/09/2014 3:57:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Five days after Rep. Cumming's first letter to True the Vote in October 2012, in which he requested information on "training materials used for volunteers," the IRS sent True the Vote another request asking for information on volunteers and training.

I am impressed. Until I read this I sincerely doubted that Rep. Cumming could actually write.

7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:00:20 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Jim Robinson
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LEAVE ELIJAH ALONE!!!


8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:01:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jim Robinson
Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings in which he accuses Cummings of working to "obstruct the investigation" into IRS misbehavior

Sometimes I think these people waste a lot of time writing letters. Why not just get in his face, like that Texan did to Holder. After all, they are both on the same committee. Does Issa actually expect an answer to his letter?

9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:02:58 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Jim Robinson
Eject Cummings from the the House Oversight Committee.

Then call him, under oath, to testify before that Committee.

Then send him to prison.

10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:03:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Washington, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced that the Committee will convene for a business meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider a resolution holding Lois G. Lerner, former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions before Congress on May 22, 2013 and March 5, 2014, at a hearing entitled, “Targeting Americans for their Political Beliefs.”
11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:04:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Democrats wanted to impeach Nixon for less.

Which Democrat wanted to know the individuals associated with Conservative groups, the reading material, the prayers and the website admin password of Conservative groups???

And which Democrat wanted the names of individuals who donated to Natl Org for Marriage released to the gay rights group???

Republicans can wipe the floor with Democrats if they stopped attacking Conservatives cause this is worse than Bill Clinton lying to a Court!


12 posted on 04/09/2014 4:05:58 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Mark17

I would not allow any Congressman to clean my septic tank with a bucket. Jerks!


13 posted on 04/09/2014 4:07:23 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mark17

“Why not just get in his face, like that Texan did to Holder.”

I believe that by sending him a letter it goes into the congressional record. Establishing a paper trail is a very important part of building a criminal case.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 4:07:47 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Don’t jump the gun or the conclusion——the part I’m seeing so far indicates his staff was doing the actual writing. True to form Cummings is just mouth-shooting, a form of exercise he’s expert at.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 4:07:50 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s hope that this story gets traction and will be discussed on the weekend talk shows.

It will be interesting to see how the Obama media reacts to this story.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Fai Mao
I believe that by sending him a letter it goes into the congressional record. Establishing a paper trail is a very important part of building a criminal case.

I sure wish I could believe in the idea that Issa is handling the timing of this in conjunction with the election.

However, our side has had lots of chances to "handle the timing" of things in the past, and squandered the opportunity.

17 posted on 04/09/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Dacula
It will be interesting to see how the Obama media reacts to this story.

Ignore ignore ignore.

Jay Carney will take a question on the subject from a fringe publication and say "it's old news."

Then the Obama media will go back to ignore, ignore, ignore.

18 posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Does this open the door for Truth the Vote to take legal action against Cummings?

The origin of the questions specific to the organization can be traced back to Cummings. He can not suggest that his actions were those of a legislative nature. This means the IRS targeted them was due to a political nature. Could this be the grounds necessary for Truth the Vote to step up against IRS and claim they were attacked for political retribution on behalf of Cummings?


19 posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:32 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Jim Robinson
BINGO!!!


20 posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: cherokee1

He’s the one that’s names in the Formal Ethics Complaint. Not like that means he won’t walk away from that too. Or blame his staff.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/02/06/True-the-Votes-Engelbrecht-Files-Formal-Ethics-Complaint-Against-Rep-Elijah-Cummings

True the Vote’s Engelbrecht Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Elijah Cummings


21 posted on 04/09/2014 4:16:57 PM PDT by digger48
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22 posted on 04/09/2014 4:17:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Jim Robinson

Elijah hit the big time. He made the Daily Mail as well:

GOP claims Democratic congressman colluded with IRS’s Lois Lerner to gather information on conservatives

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601098/GOP-claims-Democratic-congressman-colluded-IRSs-Lois-Lerner-gather-information-conservatives.html

So then Mr Issa — what are you going to do about it???


23 posted on 04/09/2014 4:18:01 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ConservativeMan55

I completely agree!


24 posted on 04/09/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Jim Robinson
Sure explains some of the temper-tantrums and theatrics from a few weeks ago. Sure explains lil Lois and the 5th.

If I was a wagering sort of man, I might bet that this goes higher and deeper.

25 posted on 04/09/2014 4:24:42 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Fai Mao
I believe that by sending him a letter it goes into the congressional record. Establishing a paper trail is a very important part of building a criminal case.

OK, Thanks.

26 posted on 04/09/2014 4:25:00 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cummings should be under arrest and at the very least thrown
off of the committee that he has obviously been undermining.

27 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s been very hard to allow the wheels of justice to turn in this case. To me and many others it seemed that Issa just wasn’t pushing hard enough to get to the truth here.

I am guessing that these emails are part of the ones the IRS was forced to release which they claimed would take months to fully redact.

I am willing to give Rep. Issa the benefit of the doubt and hope that today’s revelations means that he is getting close to real action against those who used the government to intimidate American citizens for their political views.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: ConservativeMan55

Nobody is going anywhere until this news gets published in one or more MSM news outlet.


29 posted on 04/09/2014 4:28:34 PM PDT by soycd
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To: smoothsailing

Who is the tammie Faye wannabe with the sh!# eatin grin


30 posted on 04/09/2014 4:39:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Jim Robinson

True the Vote had to be stopped and that is why the IRS and Cummings have done what they did.

Voter fraud is rampant in the USA and the Marxist/Progressive’s are pulling the stops to prevent any investigation into the fraud.


31 posted on 04/09/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Jim Robinson

Here’s the deal.

Texas, as far as the liberals are concerned, is in play.

They have been spending a tremendous amount of money on their “astroturf” efforts to turn Texas Blue. They managed this in Virginia more recently.

“True the Vote” is a real threat.

Mission Statement

True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens, meant to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. We promote ideas that actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation.

We are working to restore integrity to the American system of electing its leaders. With True the Vote, we have, “deconstructed the entire process, focusing on educating voters, examining the registry, recruiting, training and mobilizing election workers and poll watchers, training how to collect data all along the way, then use the data to shape government action and legislative agendas to support desperately needed election code reform.”

Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people and our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers. We are helping stop corruption where it can start – at the polls.

http://www.truethevote.org/


32 posted on 04/09/2014 4:50:57 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) What a ditz


33 posted on 04/09/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Cummings suffered severe brain damage when he landed on Guam and the island tipped over, hitting him in the head.

Cummings is to the Democrats in the House as Dana Milbank and E.J. Dionne are to the Wash. Post, i.e. hatchmen and smear artists.

He is typical of most of Maryland’s black politicians - shrewd, deceptful, liars and hardcore leftists. Coming from Baltimore, I knew a lot about how the Black Democrat machine worked. There was a liberal, honest faction but they got destroyed by the criminal element and their liberal allies.

That is why one Baltimore black mayor went to jail, along with other city officials, and others were driven out of office by the honest voters.

However, mental corruption among the black political body is endemic, as it is in Phila., NYC, Cleveland, parts of Houston, LA, Detroit, St. Louis/E. St. Louis, Kansas City, and CHICAGO.

It will take generations and the Apocalypse to clean out these crooks, commies and fools, and the same applies to the White Democrat machines in many of those same cities.

In the meanwhile, decent blacks of the more moderate political persuasion, are left hanging in the lurch, subject to terrible taxes, political games, lousy schools for their kids, corruption and crime.

Yep. Obama actually told the truth when he said that he would “fundamentally change America” into a marxist shithole, and he has buttf*cked his own people (no, not the Marxists), those decent black Americans who are suffering at his hands.

Oh, this doesn’t mean that he hasn’t done this to decent White, Indian, Asian, Jewish, Catholic/Christian, and law abiding citizens. He has, and will continue until the Democrat Party is destroyed in upcoming elections and the House starts corruption proceedings against the leadership of the Democrat Party and their crony heads of various government offices/agencies.

Meanwhile pigs will fly at 10,000 feet.


34 posted on 04/09/2014 5:04:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jim Robinson
As Scooby Doo would say, or was that Astro ? anyway, RUH ROH !
No wonder there was a flap between Issa and Cummings about a month ago...... or was that some other investigation ? ... No wonder Elijah Cummings acted the way he did towards Issa a few weeks ago, Elijah Cummings was in on it targeting some groups with the IRS.
35 posted on 04/09/2014 5:06:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: smoothsailing

Thanx


36 posted on 04/09/2014 5:06:48 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: ConservativeMan55

No, if that were to happen, this would be a Scanana, Tyrannical, Banana Regime.... we left off from being in any shape or form of a republic a long time ago.


37 posted on 04/09/2014 5:08:55 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Steely Tom

IT’S ALL RACISM ! ... you betcha, that’s what he is going to say...


38 posted on 04/09/2014 5:10:05 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Jim Robinson

The GOP will never regain prominence until a leader arrives who promises and delivers massive retaliation against the leftists who are destroying our nation. That includes direct action to remove civil servants who proselytize and judges who betray the Constitution. It’s a matter of guts and telling the truth and the first leader to stand up and state the truth without fear will destroy the opposition.


39 posted on 04/09/2014 5:10:44 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Jim Robinson
it doesn't get much sweeter than this...except it's genuinely alarming.

A conspiracy between the Executive and members of Congress to commit multiple felonies.

40 posted on 04/09/2014 5:11:14 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: cherokee1
" True to form Cummings is just mouth-shooting, a form of exercise he’s expert at. "

As in ? Jive talking turkey.


Nancy Pelosi
Stenny Hoyer
Elijah Cummings.

Baltimore, and the state of Maryland.....

The land that breads political crooks...
41 posted on 04/09/2014 5:15:13 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Jim Robinson
I wonder how Valarie Jarrett fits into all this?

5.56mm

42 posted on 04/09/2014 5:16:23 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: vg0va3
I hope they investigate this and find a huge political paper trail all the way to Nancy Pelosi, and Obama having the IRS going after Conservative groups.......

Impeachment Congress... Impeachment..
43 posted on 04/09/2014 5:19:12 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Cummings suffered severe brain damage when he landed on Guam and the island tipped over, hitting him in the head.

His CBC buddy Hank Johnson should have warned him about that. B^)

44 posted on 04/09/2014 5:21:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jim Robinson; All

It would appear they’ve setup Cummings to be the fall guy to protect Obama and his jack booted thugs. Cummings is perfect in an Alynskesque way because he’s off limits to media scrutiny.

Brilliant politics. Harmful to the republic.


45 posted on 04/09/2014 5:26:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: M Kehoe

She is the conduit through which zero gets his instructions from his masters.


46 posted on 04/09/2014 5:37:23 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Mark17
Sometimes I think these people waste a lot of time writing letters. Why not just get in his face, like that Texan did to Holder.

Maybe he should "go Ukraine" on him.


47 posted on 04/09/2014 5:38:39 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Uncle Chip
So then Mr Issa — what are you going to do about it???

He's going to get his hair done, put on a nice suit and try to be sensitive to the IRS officials and their needs.

48 posted on 04/09/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Is this doesn’t result in at least one person going to PRISON for a very long time, then I think we can officially consider ourselves a banana republic.

You needn't worry about that. We can't grow bananas here.

49 posted on 04/09/2014 6:15:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler
Maybe he should "go Ukraine" on him.

LOL, well, I guess it is better than going Muslim on him. At least he would still be alive.

50 posted on 04/09/2014 6:16:59 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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