|Elijah Cummings: Obstruction of Justice|
Issa slammed Cummings in a letter about this matter:
"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," states a letter to Cummings from Issa and five other subcommittee chairmen.
Now, Mother Jones magazine rises to Cummings' defense, yet even they had to acknowledge the following:
Issa's main gripe is that Cummings sent questions to True the Vote that were similar to questions the IRS put to the organization. He says that although Cummings denied that his staff "might have been involved in putting True the Vote on the radar screen of some of these federal agencies," his communications indicate otherwise. Issa also claims that Cummings didn't adequately inform the committee of his interactions with the IRS.
Why did Cummings hide the fact that he had been investigating True the Vote? Even Mother Jones cannot paper over this disturbing inconsistency. I wonder if Democrats will assemble on the House Floor and call out their own colleague for covering up his actions on the panel.
Now we can understand why Cummings shouted "I am tired of this!" in an attempt to smear Issa and distract the committee from finding out that he is knee-deep in the IRS targeting himself. To this day, the Mainstream Media ignores the matter, and White House Spokesman Jay Carney calls these disturbing trends "phony scandals" ,yet at the same time acknowledges that they must be investigated..
As these allegations increase, what would be the penalty for Cummings' obstruction of justice in a federal criminal investigation? Five years in federal prison.
Lee (no courage) should definitely shout at Cummings: Throw his f**king ass IN JAIL.