Emails now show that IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly Paz fed private tax information of True the Vote to Democratic Congressmen Elijah Cummings.


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Working for the Democratic Party: Emails now show that IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly Paz fed private tax information of True the Vote to Democratic Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland).

True the Vote was aggressively harassed by multiple federal agencies, including the IRS. Cummings is on the House committee investigating the IRS and Lois Lerner.

You think he has a conflict of interest? I do. And so does the head of the committee, Darrell Issa (R-California).

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10 comments

  • wodun

    Explains why Cummings has been working so hard to obstruct the investigation.

  • Cotour

    And the Democrats will turn this event, if it actually does happen, into an example of the Republicans further “hatred” of women. What a set up, why couldn’t Lois Lerner be Alfred Learner? I just imagine her being hand cuffed and booked and pictures of her in an orange jump suit. A PR nightmare.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/house-republicans-wont-rule-out-arresting-lois-lerner-if-justice-department-doesnt/article/2547015

  • Cotour

    I found another interesting candidate, seems like a nice, reasonable person who understands the intent of the Constitution and he has made an interesting commercial in his quest for office.

    http://youtu.be/8Gl7xcy8ILU

  • Al

    So to avoid a PR nightmare the Republicans should just let her walk?

    It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the White House and the IRS conspired to successfully steal the last election. This cuts at the very foundation of our government and something needs to be done about it. If it’s ignored then the country is not worth saving because there no longer is a country. The Republicans need to pursue this until every one of the criminals involved in this is behind bars.

  • mpthompson

    I remember when Issa was moved to chair committee the hope that he would doggedly get answers on all the scandals that ooze out of the administration. However, it seems Issa is having difficulty walking the talk and, to a major extent, doesn’t seem anything more than a paper tiger. I really don’t know the extent of the power Issa’s committee has, so perhaps he really is doing everything he can, but so far the results have not been terribly impressive. I fail to understand why the Republicans can never pull off the gloves and fight on even terms with the Democrats.

  • Cotour

    Im not suggesting that they let her slide, just that it will be used / manipulated / spun into a hatred against women themed image. The perception being the reality not the fact that it appear that either she herself or she and “others” conspired to use the IRS as a political weapon. Keep in mind that this situation can be considered as political and therefore a gray area open to interpretation, political interpretation.

    I am listening to the radio and I heard that Lerner was just judged to be held in contempt. This may well live or die based on public opinion balanced against the coming election.

  • Cotour

    I support my thinking:

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/krauthammer-tells-fox-benghazi-is-done-the-administration-has-won/

    Was Begazi a criminal act of omission and incompetence or a strategic mistake by Hillary and the CIA? If Hillary was not a potential candidate for the presidency might this have turned out differently? Politically gray, pedestrian law does not apply, because the people inside the belt way in some ways and cases are before the law.

  • Kelly Starks

    This could really backfire on the democrats. The public pretty much assumes the IRS was harassing political opponents, and if the loudest face of Democratic assurance that no its just republican grandstanding is found to be doing this to cover his butt… this will paint all dems badly by association.
    …. and given the glacial pace of this investigation, it should really break in the fall…just before the elections.

  • Edward

    Benghazi was a classic example of the 3 AM phone call, and both Obama and Clinton failed to work it right.

    Obama went to sleep, and Clinton decided it didn’t make any difference.

  • Cotour

    Further support establishing how things become or do not become news revealed to the public that translates into rectifying action:

    And who is suppose to be behind pushing for the truth to be uncovered and revealed to the public? Thats right, the press / mass media / corporate interests and we all know that they have become agents for an agenda. They have abandoned their fiduciary responsibilities.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/sharyl-attkisson-i-was-called-troublemaker-for-looking-into-benghazi/

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