Dem. Elijah Cummings defends shocking emails showing he coordinated with IRS effort to target True the Vote



Michael Dorstewitz
BizPac Review

…At a February committee hearing, Cummings claimed that any notion that he or his staff had put True The Vote “on the radar screen” of the IRS was “absolutely incorrect and untrue.”

This new information, in the form of letters and emails from 2012 to 2013, suggests coordination between Cummings’ office and the IRS. There was even a direct funneling of information from IRS supervisor Lois Lerner to Cummings’ staff at the congressman’s request. This prompted Issa and other GOP committee members to ask Cummings for an explanation.

“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, according to Townhall. “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.”…



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From February 2014, True the Vote Founder to Congress: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated”



The transcript is at the link.



“Brought BOOM to the ROOM!” Trey Gowdy dismantles Lois Lerner ‘like a boss’ (video)

…Kicking ass and taking names.

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing today to determine whether or not to hold former IRS director Lois Lerner in contempt. And when it came time for Rep. Trey Gowdy to speak, he didn’t hold back…


Watch the video at the link. Read the reactions on Twitchy.



Update:   ABC, NBC Continue Blackout of GOP’s Criminal Referral for Lois Lerner

On Wednesday April 9, the House Oversight Committee voted to send a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for former IRS official Lois Lerner. Despite the severity of this most recent revelations into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party organizations, ABC and NBC continue to ignore the story. After all three networks failed to cover the story on their nightly news broadcasts on Wednesday, only CBS This Morning bothered to mention the revelations on Thursday April 10. Co-host Norah O’Donnell described the events as such: “The House Oversight Committee today is expected to hold a retired IRS official in contempt of Congress. Republicans say Lois Lerner led an effort to investigate Tea Party organizations. She’s refused to testify at two committee hearings claiming her Fifth Amendment rights.”



Update 2: ‘Can’t play the race card’: House panel votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt; Dems cry ‘McCarthyism!’






Lois Lerner’s job is to “target” conservatives? Though Jeff just tweeted us to say he was being sarcastic.

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