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?
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.
True the Vote’s Engelbrecht Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Elijah Cummings
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
So then Mr Issa — what are you going to do about it???
I completely agree!
If I was a wagering sort of man, I might bet that this goes higher and deeper.
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.
Nobody is going anywhere until this news gets published in one or more MSM news outlet.
Who is the tammie Faye wannabe with the sh!# eatin grin
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.
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.
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.
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) What a ditz
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.
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.
IT’S ALL RACISM ! ... you betcha, that’s what he is going to say...
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.
A conspiracy between the Executive and members of Congress to commit multiple felonies.
His CBC buddy Hank Johnson should have warned him about that. B^)
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.
She is the conduit through which zero gets his instructions from his masters.
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.
You needn't worry about that. We can't grow bananas here.
LOL, well, I guess it is better than going Muslim on him. At least he would still be alive.
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