Skip to comments.Cummings says Issa killed chances for Lois Lerner contempt proceedings
Posted on 03/13/2014 12:25:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
--SNIP-- The committees top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, said in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that Republicans have already botched any plans they might have for contempt actions against Lerner, who headed an IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.
Cummings, citing opinions from two legal experts and Supreme Court case law, said Republicans cannot pursue contempt charges against Lerner because of how the committees chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, abruptly adjourned a hearing with the former official last week.
The letter said Issa failed to take the basic but Constitutionally required steps necessary to hold [Lerner] in contempt, since the chairman ended the hearing without overruling Lerners Fifth Amendment assertion and without clearly directing her to answer the committees questions.
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oh darn, you probably hate that too, cummings
He’s probably right. Issa dithered since last year, probably intentionally.
But the House can still vote on it.
What good does holidng someone in contempt of Congress do, in terms of actual action? It hasn’t seemed to bother Eric Holder any. Seriously, what happens except a sternly worded letter? Anyone know?
They better take a cash advance on the race card before Arpaio blows the lid off the Mocha Messiah.
Elijah Cummings,opposed to truth and enemy of the Republic.
TOTAL BS FROM THE COMMIE DUMBOCRAT
I kind of agree with him in the sense that Issa won’t do anything about it..
No doubt that the race pimp himself was intimately involved in the IRS corruption and cover-up.
Race Pimp vs Amnesty Shill.
That’s for sure.
If Cummings weren’t dumb as a post, I’d even wonder if his outrage was manufactured just to goad Issa into doing what he did. But Cummings is a dolt.
Arpaio is shooting for end-of-March press conference.
According to Carl Gallups radio show (per Mike Zullo), major media is ‘on board’ and participating in the new criminal revelations that ‘lead directly into the White House.’
Bart Stupak is indeed a HUGE communist.
Rep. Elijah Cummings .... an announced last week, again, member of The Democratic Socialists of America, subsect of The Communist Party of America, was wrong in his opening, er, closing tirade, and Mr. Issa was correct in doing what he did.
Still waiting. He's got nothing. If he did we'd have read his obituary by now.
This whole ballet of legal shenanigans has morphed into a team clog dancing competition.
Just call the woman back. Ask your questions, and when she declines, then perform the voodoo ritual Mr. Cummings says has been overlooked.
Then proceed with contempt charges.
Get a move on. This is whole charade is headed down the rabbit hole.
and issa made out a storm? Yes!
The Perp says to the Victim: “You squealed too much, now you can’t report the Crime, you’re done talking.”
But the Victim needs to stick to this crime, and not go on about other ones (i.e., NSA Spying).
This Victim needs a Public Relations Consultant, since the Neo-Stalinist Media Megalopoly is only too happy to see what little freedom we have left get flushed down the garbage disposal.
Victim needs to keep his story very straight, play smart politics with every little wrinkle. He’s David against the Media Goliath. Eventually, one of his little slingshot stones will hit the giant right between the eyes.
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