Skip to comments.Rep. Issa Reveals Emails Between Rep. Cummings' Staff and Targets of IRS Investigation
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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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.
Elija Cummings, the Recently Freed Slave.
Looks like he has that “360 degrees wrong.”
I am impressed. Until I read this I sincerely doubted that Rep. Cumming could actually write.
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?
Then call him, under oath, to testify before that Committee.
Then send him to prison.
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!
I would not allow any Congressman to clean my septic tank with a bucket. Jerks!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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