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Cummings says Issa killed chances for Lois Lerner contempt proceedings
Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2014 | BY JOSH HICKS

Posted on 03/13/2014 12:25:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

--SNIP-- The committee’s 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 committee’s 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 Lerner’s Fifth Amendment assertion and without “clearly directing her to answer the committee’s questions.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: contempt; darrellissa; elijahcummings; freakstate; irs; irsscandal; irsvsconservatives; lerner; liberalagenda; loislerner; teaparty; tyranny
Rep. Elijah Alinsky (M-MD).
1 posted on 03/13/2014 12:25:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

oh darn, you probably hate that too, cummings


2 posted on 03/13/2014 12:26:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s probably right. Issa dithered since last year, probably intentionally.

But the House can still vote on it.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 12:27:12 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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?


4 posted on 03/13/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They better take a cash advance on the race card before Arpaio blows the lid off the Mocha Messiah.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 12:29:51 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Elijah Cummings,opposed to truth and enemy of the Republic.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 12:30:06 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

TOTAL BS FROM THE COMMIE DUMBOCRAT


7 posted on 03/13/2014 12:31:13 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Freak state rep. If anything, he should also be charged with contempt for disrupting the proceedings.
8 posted on 03/13/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I kind of agree with him in the sense that Issa won’t do anything about it..


9 posted on 03/13/2014 12:32:35 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No doubt that the race pimp himself was intimately involved in the IRS corruption and cover-up.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Race Pimp vs Amnesty Shill.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: cardinal4

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.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 12:40:23 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LyinLibs
Isn't the report from the good Sheriff due soon?
13 posted on 03/13/2014 12:40:36 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: tractorman

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.’


14 posted on 03/13/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: WashingtonSource

Bart Stupak is indeed a HUGE communist.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 12:44:58 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 12:47:54 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: LyinLibs
before Arpaio blows the lid off the Mocha Messiah.

Still waiting. He's got nothing. If he did we'd have read his obituary by now.

17 posted on 03/13/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: cotton1706

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.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 12:51:57 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

and issa made out a storm? Yes!


19 posted on 03/13/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So, call another hearing, bring Lerner back in and give her one last chance.

With a little luck, it will push this onto the front pages just in time for the election.

21 posted on 03/13/2014 12:59:28 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Don’t dismiss Arpaio’s criminal investigation. One thing/witness leads to another. The house of cards is falling down.

Today, they killed Corzine’s son. He was only 31.

The Marxist Mafia is panicking, making wild moves to silence the players who could cut a deal to avoid prison.

Top of my list would be Corzine, who stole $1.6 Billion from client accounts while enjoying protection from Hussein.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 12:59:58 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well hopefully this is a shot in the dark on Cummings’s part but we’ll see.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think Rep. Cummings should worry about preventing Hart Miller Island in his congressional district from “tipping over”, instead of these other matters which are obviously too complex for him to grasp.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 1:03:45 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: LyinLibs
End of March sounds good to me.

I trust Arpaio's judgment and instincts and believe the pre-release hype I've heard and read so far.

All I know is, in this David and Goliath story, they had better have everything exactly right before taking this one and only shot.

If they don't, then wait until they do.

25 posted on 03/13/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: LyinLibs
Bart Stupak is indeed a HUGE communist.

AKA "Fart Buttpack"...

26 posted on 03/13/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: LyinLibs
Today, they killed Corzine’s son.

Any details on cause? Nothing found on searching.

27 posted on 03/13/2014 1:06:20 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The ‘cause of death?’

Hahahahaa that’s an outdated concept.

These days it’s typically ‘heart arrhythmia’ or ‘center fuel tank exploded.’

Maybe the coroner will drop dead (again) from arsenic poisoning.


28 posted on 03/13/2014 1:15:00 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I am not persuaded by the legal musings of two attorneys,” said Oversight member Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a lawyer himself. “Uttering certain talismanic words is not required before finding someone in contempt for the failure to answer questions. … Ms. Lerner was not going to answer any questions — regardless of whether she was directed to or not.”

Republican Oversight spokesman Frederick Hill called it partisan and “deeply flawed and at odds with the House’s own expert legal counsel to the committee.”

29 posted on 03/13/2014 1:21:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“Details surrounding Corzine’s death were not immediately available.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/jeffrey-corzine-youngest-son-new-jersey-gov-jon-corzine-died-article-1.1720797


30 posted on 03/13/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cummings is such a fine upstanding citizen he surely wouldn’t lie or cause any trouble! ! ! ! /s


31 posted on 03/13/2014 1:41:15 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Plan:

DOJ + NSA + IRS = KGB


32 posted on 03/13/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Elijah Cummings? Liberal elites care what he thinks... the Post quotes him as if he was some objective source.

I don’t care what he thinks. He hates everyone on our side... he’s a predictable yawn.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 2:14:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

That’s what Issa gets for apologizing to Cummings. He gave Cummings the inch, and now Cummings is taking the mile. Showing weakness is not good.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


34 posted on 03/13/2014 8:05:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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