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Oops! Democrat’s Staff Sent Emails To IRS About Targeting

Posted on April 10, 2014

If you’ve paid even a modicum of attention to the House Oversight Committee hearings on the IRS scandal, you know that Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has insisted from the beginning that the Republican-led investigation has been little more than a witch hunt.

Cummings has been accused of virtually running cover for the White House, a charge he has vehemently denied. Now, newly delivered internal emails between Cummings’ staff and the IRS not only prove otherwise, but show that Cummings’ own staff directly communicated with the IRS about at least one of the conservative groups targeted by the agency.

Via the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform website:

Newly delivered internal IRS e-mails sent and received by former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner and other IRS employees show that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Minority staff, working for Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, began contacting the IRS in August 2012 about targeted non-profit applicant True the Vote.

The Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the Oversight Committee today sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing:

“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,” wrote the Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen of the Oversight Committee.

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.”

Among other charges, the letter from chairman Darrell Issa states:

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44 thoughts on “Oops! Democrat’s Staff Sent Emails To IRS About Targeting

  1. does anyone not know that Dem. are criminals, have a criminal mindset, think that denying criminal acts = proof of innocence- for Dem. only, and seek to remove criminals from responsibility for their crimes?

  2. Obama's Liberal Democratic Progressives will lie, cheat, threaten, create voter fraud, then just deny any illegal activity on their part as they delay and prolong any investigations into their wrong doings….. They have no conscience and truly believe their illegal actions justifies their political agenda. Along with President obama, Attorney General Holder, they believe they are above America's Laws and just do as they please….. Welcome to Obama-World……..

  3. Shane does not know.

  4. Phillip the Bruce says:

    Oh, like the Republicans are any better?
    Congress as a representative body is a joke anyway. The average Congressional district is rapidly approaching 3/4 of a million people. No one could truly represent that many people, even if they were really trying.

  5. When is someone going to get the balls bring upcharges against the liars. Cumming’s, Holder ect.

  6. John Pops says:

    perhaps that is why the Founding Fathers wanted to center power in the States – government closer to the people – rather than centralized power in Washington DC. But in any event, the Administration has been stonewalling on this and Benghazi with Congessional Democrats and the MSM providing cover – and it is working for their benefit. Whether Republicans are any better is not the point – don't justify bad behaviour with other bad behaviour (assuming you are correct about Repubicans)

  7. CanGodBlesstheUSA says:

    Oh get off this "their all guilty liars and cheats"; WE ARE ALL LIARS – whether to ourselves or to others. With that said, we have justice in the courts to keep this in check and to place those responsible for this where 'they need to be'. Your argument is weightless as to representation…once we get off this 'vote for feel good causes' to 'vote for those that exhibit integrity and virtuous causes based in true MORAL basis' then you will see Congress change towards the better. Yet we have a vast majority only concerned about the supposed handout you won't get if you do so.

  8. Rep Darrell Issa is not only one of the most frugal spenders in Washington but he had the cojones to cut off Commings’ microphone during one of his IRS hearings.

    Issa is a rare California conservative – my congressman. He's one of the wealthiest politicians in Washington. I voted for him because he made his money, not as lobbyist, bureaucrat, or a trial lawyer, but as an inventor and successful entrepreneur BEFORE entering politics. IMO, Issa – unlike the majority of those in politics – didn't go to Washington for a lucrative career, but to see that the rest of us have a shot at the American dream.

  9. Status quo for the democrats… lie, cheat, steal, then additinally to destroy your opponents (the producers) with taxes.

  10. Looks like the "witch hunt" found a warlock.

  11. allosaur says:

    I'm 67 and the current regime and all the human slime attached to it is the most corrupt presidency I have ever had the misfortune to witness.

  12. "David's got a boner for me."

    Wrong again Shane, as usual. You are not my type.

  13. Remember the man speaking loudest is most likely to be the guilty party! Cummings is guilty of conspiring to prevent groups from exercising their constitutional rights. He should be charged in this conspiracy!

  14. Looks like the witch hunt found the witch, LL *itch!!

  15. Jeanne Stotler says:

    " Oh, what a mighty web we weave, when we practice to decieve" My mother always said that when you LIE, you had better have a good memory, if not it'll trip you up, and that is so true, just listen to all the BS, going on in D.C. at this time. I've bee through administrations from FDR up to today and never seen anything like this one. My cousin was a Rep. from Ohio, I remember asking him if the HOUSE was actually going to file articles of Impeachment on Nixon, he told me it looked like it and he was in a quandry how he would vote, he knew a wrong had been done but not sure it earned impeachment, today we have the opposite going on, a POTUS hat is destroying all the values my ancestors, and his, had fought and died for.

  16. PTB–look up the phrase _non sequitur_. Your post is one.

  17. Nice post I agree and want to go further I'm sick of life long politicians, passing laws that allow them to break laws the rest of us have to obey. ex= insider trading, definitely a means of becoming wealthy through law breaking via the political opportunist. These low life's pass these bills either in the middle of the night or tucked away in some other bill. Its also time they get pay cuts. How many times have they voted them selves raises ? This should be up to the American people not themselves.
    How many Americans have taken pay cuts just to keep working and providing for there families

  18. livefreenh says:

    http://rhetoric.eserver.org/aristotle/rhet2-12.ht… Aristotle talks about young men and why they should not be involved in politics, and here in the 21st century we see a modern-day douchebag living up to the prediction, while the rest of the forum is talking about life-and-death issues, Shane is making boner jokes ."Young men have strong passions, and tend to gratify them indiscriminately. Of the bodily desires, it is the sexual by which they are most swayed and in which they show absence of self-control."

    OK, now back to the liars at the IRS and lying democrats in the Congress…..

  19. Don't fool yourself, in my opinion – this stench (and much more) go STRAIGHT to the Liar in Chief in the White House '.'

  20. And he hasn't been indicted ? Why the hell not ?

  21. Elijah Cummings is more devious than I gave him credit for. While he made it seem like he was giving cover to the White House, He was using that to give cover to himself. A double whammy and a true liberal. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com.

  22. I think that by now that we as fellow Americans, would be tired of all the BS that this administration has done to hurt this country and wish someone had the balls to stand up to them and expose them for what they are,and put them behind bars for the rest of their lives or if there are. There is proof of treason, they should be dealt with in a severe way.

  23. I say tar and feather the bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All of us know that a majority are getting government handouts thus continued support for demo RATS!!!!!!!!

  24. Hahaha.

    Shane's potty mouth got him in trouble again. His reply was deleted.

  25. Cummings is just as corrupt as Obama and the IRS and no Elijah it's not about you being a black man. You run interference for Obama and Lois Lerner and have no desire for the truth because the truth would implicate your boy Obama. Cummings is typical of a black progressive when they get caught, they scream racism and avoid answering questions and speaking the truth.

  26. The GOP has its share of corrupt bums but the entire Obama administration is corrupt from Obama on down and the progressive democrats like Cummings are covering for him and Holder and Lerner. The difference is republicans don't cover up for their corrupt clowns they get rid of them. Democrats applaud and promote their criminals and corrupt clowns, aka Slick Willie Clinton and his wife Hillary, Alcee Hastings, impeached federal judge, Robert "sheets" Byrd and Obama.

  27. Eventually the bad drives out the good. That's where government stands today. And it goes for both parties.

  28. Neal Avery says:

    Of course, this is why Holder wants felons to get their voting rights back.

  29. Neal Avery says:

    Yes, the dog that's hit barks first!

  30. Neal Avery says:

    Because he's a Dehmmicrat!

  31. Mike moon says:

    Obama doesn’t know, has never known, will never know, and according to the propaganda media, he is the smartest president in American history.

    BTW: Calling out a criminal lib is racist or sexist, according to all the Race Hustlers.

  32. Mike moon says:

    I have personally watched a lot of Propaganda film footage from both the Nazi’s and Communist Gulag, and its getting harder everyday to tell the difference between our Lib Propaganda media and that of the Nazi’s and communist Gulag, with one exception. The Nazi’s and communist were a lot less corrupt and more professional and lied a heck of a lot less.
    I see a lot of racism and hate crimes committed by the left more and more everyday.

  33. Robert What? says:

    I already know what his defense will be: “you’re all raciss!”

  34. Here's an idea. If we break the tax laws there are both civil and criminal penalties. Let's make wrongdoing by IRS personnel also punishable by civil and criminal penalties. Public officials in the Kingdom of Prussia were subject to exactly that arrangement, and it made the Prussian civil service a model of honesty and efficiency.

  35. Ted Baideme says:

    " Welcome to Obama-World…….. " I don't think so Tim…

    "I will not go quietly into the night"

  36. Hangman_ says:

    …because of his cough cough "tan"_and if you don't believe that… you are just fooling yourself…

  37. mort friedman says:

    Cummings comes from a district with an overwhelming black majority, almost all dependent on Federal employment. The same district as Hoyer. The same district where the previos County Eecutive, and his wife, were finally convicted of corruption. The dollar bills would not flush down the toilet fast enough. The same district where, on court ordered bussing, the statement was: "We beat Whitey". Never mind that it literally destroyed the county as a growing entity, with an improving school system.

  38. They are also mentally ill. I have thought that for years. Look at pelosi, she is a loon . Do you think , not playing with a whole deck of cards.

  39. When I saw Mr. Cumming's picture, I thought for a moment that I had figured out who Obama's real father is — you know, the one who makes him eligible, even though the courts can't acknowledge that when they dismiss the cases against Obama for ineligibility on account of his alleged father.

  40. OldDad48 says:

    Obama says "You can keep your plan . . .doctor" knowing at the time he was lying.
    Putin says "We are merely protecting Russians being oppressed by the new Ukrainian government" . . . a lie.
    Putin threatens invasion.
    Obama announces "no military response" – and refuses to share intelligence with Ukrainians on the situation.
    Obama tells Putin (2012) "I'll have greater flexibility to deal after the election."
    Are Putin and Obama on the same page? They certainly play from the same handbook.

  41. bulldurham48 says:

    This is the type of information that needs to be made public and just pray that the newspapers have enough guts to tell the truth about their god obamas lies and BS. This is a bloody finger pointing at the white house and the "black" connection in the entire cover up/ Between the radical black congressmen and eric holder and obama the black coverup team is well formed and planned and just foretells what is planned and what more is to be done under the cover of this group of radical traitors and subversives in power.Only clear and public exposure of this connection and its players and actions will resolve the problem. In other countries this alone would be enough to start an armed insurrection to throw the criminals out of office and have the people take over their government and all politicians found guilty would be public exposed, powers and monies stripped and place in prison without trial. But here in America we must follow the laws and pray that justice holds sway and the criminals exposed and punished under the law. But thats what the criminals count on the time and legal effort to expose them and punish them. Oh for the days of quick and speedy justice.

  42. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Shows just how stupid elijiah is, doesn't he and staff know that all security agencies can read your emails? Been that way a long time, heartbleed is an "intended" and purposeful method of recieving, viewing, and reading these communications! We heard about how HSA could read your stuff back in 2005, and our instant messaging too, so we kinda stayed away from "key" words, how do you think they got the key words?

  43. grumpy3625 says:

    As a 70 year old thinking person, I know exactly what you are talking about. We've been through some bad ones but this is the most reckless, insulting, corrupt, criminal, you-name-it bunch of elite frauds I've ever seen. They actually make me gag. They seem to have no fear of us, until now, I think. I have the feeling that this Benghazi thing has got them worried, you can see Jay Carney stammering, bobbing one way and then the other and grabbing the lectern. I hope the press corps don't end up buying this one.

  44. grumpy3625 says:

    I'd like to see a guillotine erected in the street in front of the WH.