Author Topic: BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings  (Read 477 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,579
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/09/new-emaisl-show-lois-lerner-fed-information-about-true-the-vote-to-democrat-elijah-cummings-n1822247

Quote
New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings' staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.

“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. “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.”

The first contact between the IRS and Cummings' staffers about True the Vote happened in August 2012. In January 2013, staff asked for more information from the IRS about the group. Former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner went out of her way to try and get information to Cummings' office.The information Cummings received was not shared with Majority Members on the Committee.

On January 28, three days after staffers requested more information, Lerner wrote an email to her deputy Holly Paz, who has since been put on administrative leave, asking, “Did we find anything?” Paz responded immediately by saying information had not been found yet, to which Lerner replied, “Thanks, check tomorrow please.”


Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
No wonder he is so cantankerous at the hearings. He should be sitting where Lerner sat, instead of being on the committee. He needs jail time for the deception.

Offline AbaraXas

  • Just a nobody
  • Social Media Advisor
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 10,101
  • Just a nobody
So this was information prior to their tax exempt status being approved which means, they were still a private entity, thus, this is a violation of the Privacy Act of 1974.
Never delude yourself into thinking you're "influencing" or making a difference on the internet. It is an ephemeral pleasure.

Offline Bigun

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 19,435
  • The income tax: Root of all evil!
    • The FairTax Plan
The IRS is a political weapon and has no place in any society which would call itself FREE! We need to get rid of the Marxist income tax - which requires the IRS for it's administration - and return to the type of taxation universally endorsed by our founders! Taxes on articles of consumption! http://fairtax.org
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” —Voltaire

Offline Chieftain

  • AMF, YOYO
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 9,633
  • Your what hurts??
No wonder he is so cantankerous at the hearings. He should be sitting where Lerner sat, instead of being on the committee. He needs jail time for the deception.

yah...gotta wonder what Cummings may be guilty of...


Offline Bigun

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 19,435
  • The income tax: Root of all evil!
    • The FairTax Plan
I can just imagine the scene if Mr. Cummings were a Republican and True the Vote a liberal organization.

Amen Brother!

You would be bombarded with this 24/7 for the next 6 months!
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” —Voltaire

Offline rustynail

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 413
As our Next President says: "What difference at this point does it make!"?

Offline IZZY ANN

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 130


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf