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Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep
Breitbart ^ | 2/6/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PST by Nachum

One of the most high-profile victims of the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal is planning to unveil surprising new allegations about the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing this morning.

Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of election integrity group True The Vote and Tea Party group King Street Patriots, alleges Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demanded information from her group in a similar manner to the IRS, according to her testimony. “Hours after sending letters, he would appear on cable news and publicly defame me and my organization,” Engelbrecht said.

The Tea Party leader is filing a formal ethics complaint against Cummings with the Office of Congressional Ethics, a panel of outside advisers who review allegations and refer those they consider to have merit to the official Hosue Ethics Committee.

Engelbrecht is one of several witnesses testifying at an oversight subcommittee hearing on the IRS scandal on Thursday. The committee’s subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs will be holding a hearing titled: “The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing?”

In her opening statement, published on the committee’s website late Wednesday, Engelbrecht offers the painstaking details of how the IRS and administration as a whole targeted her, noting “my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations, and family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies.”

Engelbrecht said she is disgusted with Cummings’ behavior, and that Cummings was engaged in activity that “misrepresent[s] this governing body in an effort to demonize and intimidate citizens.”

“Such tactics are unacceptable,” Engelbrecht wrote in her prepared testimony. “It is for these reasons that immediately after this hearing I am filing a formal complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics and asking for a full investigation.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catherineengelbrecht; complaint; cummings; engelbrecht; irs; leader; oversightcommittee; party; tea; teaparty
Kick his assets.
1 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 02/06/2014 1:11:15 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

You go, girl!

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/witness-irs-hearing-i-will-not-retreat-i-will-not-surrender


3 posted on 02/06/2014 1:18:49 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Nachum

bttt


4 posted on 02/06/2014 1:19:38 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

kick butt girl.........


5 posted on 02/06/2014 1:20:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum
Should Republicans win the Senate in 2014, the first thing that should be done is the formation of an election integrity commission and hearings about the honestly of elections in the USA.

All of these events need to be brought together to show a pattern of voter suppression and election manipulation by Democrats.

6 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:45 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: Nachum

Go, Catherine!!

I know her businesses and family have been completely upended by all of this. Enough is enough.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 1:23:54 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum

Obviously, the ONLY reason she is filing a complaint against Cummings is because he is Black.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:37 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: Nachum

JUST SAW HER ON CAVUTO..

She puts forth a very positive and strong position..good speaker...will be following this lady..and supporting her..


9 posted on 02/06/2014 1:29:40 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Nachum

Testimony of
Catherine Engelbrecht

House Committee on Oversight &
Government Reform

“The IRS Targeting Investigation:
What is the Administration Doing?”

February 6, 2014

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Engelbrecht.pdf


10 posted on 02/06/2014 1:30:53 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: xrmusn

bull crap...

Cummings is more than black...he is EVIL just like obama..
not every white person is racist, in fact most of us aren’t..it is the black race that always falls back on ‘racist’ that is obama’s favorite card to use as well...the CBC is very racist, so much so that white are not permitted in their ‘groupie’


11 posted on 02/06/2014 1:33:12 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Nachum

How long before Boner says Cummings is a great public servant and the lady must have misunderstood his intentions?


12 posted on 02/06/2014 1:35:26 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: haircutter
FYI sar·casm ˈsärˌkazəm/ noun noun: sarcasm; plural noun: sarcasms 1. the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
13 posted on 02/06/2014 1:38:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: Nachum

File another complaint? Pfft...

We should be burning down their houses.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 1:46:22 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

They will be burning ours soon, it appears with all the corruption .


15 posted on 02/06/2014 2:03:52 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: unixfox

tar and feathers seems more appropriate


16 posted on 02/06/2014 2:05:59 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Nachum

It’s about time we started giving the Rats a taste of their own medicine.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 2:09:23 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum

Elijah is about to enter the fiery whirlwind.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 2:13:07 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Nachum
“my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations, and family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies.”

Engelbrecht said she is disgusted with Cummings’ behavior, and that Cummings was engaged in activity that “misrepresent[s] this governing body in an effort to demonize and intimidate citizens.”

Cummings takes after Mugabe and the rest of his corrupt, banana-republic brethren in Africa.

After Cummings retires, there is always a position available for him in Zimbabwe. Noting his congressional district, however, he'll probably stay until carried out supine, at room temperature.

19 posted on 02/06/2014 2:19:44 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


20 posted on 02/06/2014 2:24:52 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Nachum; matthew fuller

Listen to this exchange - the targeting clearly WAS about the ELECTION.

Cummings asks if poll workers were sent out to polls equally in North Carolina.

Response: Tru the Vote provides training, but has no control over where volunteers may offer assistance.

Over and over Cummings attempts to change the mission of the Tru the vote organization & does not seem to understand the stated mission.

5:32 Minutes
Rep. Elijah Cummings accuses Katherine Engelbrecht and True the Vote of racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OxD1VIQNm8

A video of her testimony - thanks to post 22
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/witness-irs-hearing-i-will-not-retreat-i-will-not-surrender


21 posted on 02/06/2014 2:49:30 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: freerepublicchat

Not “should” Republicans win the Senate, WHEN Republicans win the Senate!

And, Several committees need to be formed in the House and Senate: at least 4 ethics/impeach committees; one each for the President, the House, the Senate, and judges. And, of course, election FRaud.

And, there are probably several others that will be needed to root out criminal behavior by the Democratzis!


22 posted on 02/06/2014 3:03:36 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Nachum
Kick his assets.

Punch back twice as hard.

Hey, GOPe RINOs. This is how you fight back.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 3:24:05 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Nachum

GO CATHERINE!!!!!! FIGHT THOSE EVIL, VILE DEMOCRATS!!


24 posted on 02/06/2014 4:20:47 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Whenifhow

Can’t pick on Elijah Cummins because he’s TOO DUMB to pick on....DUMB....even DUMB than MOST of the DEMOCRATS....it’s the DUMB and UGLY PARTY!


25 posted on 02/06/2014 4:22:39 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Whenifhow

Wonder how cummings will react when the illegal voter fraud cancels out black voter fraud. Should be interesting.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:34 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Nachum

There was divine intervention at work here. Catherine must have had a direct connect to the Good Lord to be able to hold her tongue when dealing with that POS.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 6:23:21 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Whenifhow

Rep. Elijah Cummings is a despicable partisan resist!


28 posted on 02/06/2014 7:17:14 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Nachum
Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep...good - I watched those hearings today and it was clear that Cummings had taken on to himself to ask this woman all sorts of questions which, first of all, were none of his business, and second, should have been asked through proper committee channels if asked at all - it was clearly done to intimidate her into silence, and when asked about it Cummings used his time to pursue his questions with her, assuming the holier-than-thou role of fighter for the disenfranchised, instead of the focus of the hearings which was abuse of power by the IRS. And then one of his puke-'rat cohorts on the committee had the nerve to claim that Cummings had been "attacked" when some on the committee criticized his actions - what a totally reprehensible bunch Democrats are......
29 posted on 02/06/2014 9:18:13 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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Whoa! Just saw a segment on Megan Kelly’s program that addressed this topic. Scary!!!


30 posted on 02/06/2014 9:18:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Intolerant in NJ
it was clear that Cummings had taken on to himself

Horse puckey.

Cummings was given thouse questions by his 'handlers' and was tasked directly with attacking this women to try and get sound bite they could use for propaganda.

I suspect that their is a legal team at the DoJ that is tasked with this stonewall and it is coordinated with the ministry of propaganda in the White House.

31 posted on 02/06/2014 9:23:13 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

The letters he said were at the Democrat portion of the committee are no longer there. The link is broken. I also could not find them at his website. Anyone know where all 3 letters can be read?

She also accused him of libel per se based upon his TV appearances. She is probably a public figure so getting damages would be difficult, but discovery would be brutal for him.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 10:11:21 PM PST by airedale
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To: Whenifhow

Based on his comments about the Groups and Catherine on national TV I think Ethics charges are the least of his concerns. He may be immune from some things while running his trap in Congress, when he goes on TV and makes comments that are not true and he took no effort to verify the accusations he shows his true intentions.

She has a clear case of Libel, Slander, defamation of Character, abuse of power, attempted violation of her right to Assemby, petition her government and Freedom of Speech.

Me thinks Elijah could end up flat broke after the Civil suits.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:58 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Seems like these senators should be held accountable.

The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to “Investigate” Non-profits
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020866/posts

Michael F. Bennet, U.S. Senator

Al Franken, U.S. Senator

Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator

Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator

Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator

Tom Udall, U.S. Senator

Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator

Carl Levin of Michigan did it in writing as well -

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/15/democratic-sen-levin-pressured-irs-to-investigate-conservative-nonprofits/


34 posted on 02/07/2014 6:04:52 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: VRWCarea51; Nachum

check out post 30 - this is earlier than the article from Daily Caller identifying an email with a date of June 2012.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020866/posts?page=30#30

To: Sacajaweau
It looks like Sen. Shaheen at least is now trying to use the dates of the letters as cover for her involvement, as you surmised. But the timeline suggests she and her colleagues were really trying to get the IRS to resume and amplify their targeting of conservatives which was ongoing in early 2012.

An article here in Foster’s Daily Democrat by Jim Haddadin reports that:

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130516/GJNEWS_01/130519429

In the Feb. 16, 2012 letter, Shaheen and other lawmakers urged the IRS to develop new standards to evaluate the activities of so-called “social welfare” organizations...

The same group sent a second letter to former IRS commissioner Douglas H. Shulman in March 2012. ... The senators also called for the IRS to require organizations to document the exact percentage of their undertakings dedicated to “social welfare”.

The parameters were changed once again in January 2012, allowing for IRS workers to once again parse applications based on political beliefs. The new guidelines called for scrutiny of organizations involved in limiting or expanding government, educating people about the constitution or promoting social and economic reforms, according to the report. The practice finally ended in May 2012, when the criteria was revised once again.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 6:09:58 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum

No, not horse puckey - it was clear he was not acting on behalf of the Committee or as part of the official Committee investigation procedure - whether he undertook it on his own, because of a hypersensitive belief that the woman from Truethevote really was trying to deny blacks their voting rights which is the current counterattack against the group, or some coordinated effort by his “handlers”, or more probably both, what he did was clearly not an appropriate act for a single member of the committee.....


36 posted on 02/07/2014 8:53:31 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: haircutter

Cummings is more than black...he is EVIL just like obama..
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Exactly. He is a no count, ash hat racial supremicist, bent on establishing Black Nationalism as a driving force. Dress him in a dashiki and he would be happy to immediately announce the formation of the United States of Zimbabwe.

Cummings and his ilk are simply put: fascists.They have no regard for the Constitution.

And thats no reach, Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


37 posted on 02/09/2014 4:17:38 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Whenifhow

The dems bristle at any positive mention of the McCarthy Era. Now they want to conduct their own version. Its clear now that McCarthy did not go far enough to extinguish the seed of utopian fascism that these seven Senators represent.

Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


38 posted on 02/09/2014 4:21:03 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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