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Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison
Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:07 PM | Posted by Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding.

On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing:

“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,” wrote the Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen of the Oversight Committee. “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.”

This is not good news for Cummings. According to Cornell.edu Cummings could go to prison for five years for obstructing Congressional proceedings. Via The American Journal:

Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or

Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cummings; elijahcummings; irsteapartyscandal; issa; loislerner; obstruction; prison; truethevote
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WAYSIS-IZM!!!!
1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving crook...


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:22:47 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Lazamataz

If the Republicans want to know the truth, just wire up Al Sharpton and have him meet with Cummings.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

Look for the racism charge to be leveled by Cummings before today is over.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:55 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Lazamataz

“A good start”, as the joke goes


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:34 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Lazamataz

Cummings is Black and Democrat. Laws don’t apply to him. Disproportionate Impact, don’t ya know?


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:42 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Lazamataz

son of a bitch deserves to be in prison for the rest of his sorry life


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Lazamataz

Black Marxists don’t have to worry about breaking the law. He was just stopping Whitey from oppressing his brothers.

Pray America wakes up


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:47 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Little Ray
“This is not good news for Cummings. According to Cornell.edu, Cummings could go to prison for five years for obstructing Congressional proceedings.”...

And WHO in the Justice department will pursue putting him in jail?...........Crickets..........

9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:50 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Lazamataz

He should be, he could be, but will he?

Honestly, people like Cummings getting away with this stuff has ruined the country in the eyes of the citizens. Time to start doing something. They should not be allowed to break the law and still serve at their elected position.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:29:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Lazamataz
Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

That would be wonderful. If it actually would happen.

11 posted on 04/10/2014 4:29:44 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Lazamataz

Not to worry. With Holder in charge, this will just be swept under the rug.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:30:24 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: from occupied ga

It does provide some context for his SQUIRREL! routine at the hearings.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 4:30:56 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Lazamataz

14 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: GreenHornet

“Look for the racism charge to be leveled by Cummings before today is over”

Hell, I’d be surprised if it even took that long.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:51 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Lazamataz

Cummings has three automatic OUTS.

He is black in a nation where only whites
are subject to the Law (and the target of
Holder-arranged attacks), and
his is high up in the DNC making him immune, and
he is EXEMPT, and the EXEMPT protect each other.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 4:33:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Lazamataz

Elijah, watch out for those evil men with starched shirts and ties...


17 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:12 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Lazamataz
Crystal ball sees gallows flanking the Mall from Capitol to George Washington Monument. The song of hempen ropes creaking in the wind. Let justice be seen to have been done.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:45 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Third Person

Indeed! Elijah might just assert that the Republicans are acting like the KKK. He might even get Hank Aaron as a congressional witness to confirm it!


19 posted on 04/10/2014 4:36:09 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Joe Boucher

“son of a bitch deserves to be in prison for the rest of his sorry life”

Damn Joe, Don’t you like him? lol


20 posted on 04/10/2014 4:39:31 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: Lazamataz

I’ll be a good liberal and say he and Lois should be allowed to share a cell…..


21 posted on 04/10/2014 4:40:48 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: El Laton Caliente

I will be surprisede if there any charges put on him.
This country is on the ropes. Only thing that will stop all this would be a revolution.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 4:43:21 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Lazamataz

Remember this?
“Assassination Attempt In Congress?: Democrat Elijah Cummings Leaked Issa’s Secret Trip To Benghazi, Setting Him Up To Be Killed By Al Qaeda
Read more at http://patdollard.com/2013/09/democrats-intentionally-leaked-issas-secret-trip-to-libya-making-him-a-target-for-terrorists/#UHEh3HdEUXxsmyW2.99";

Hope Cummings does do jail time! As a FB friend said last night about this issue, “Paybacks a B*tch”


23 posted on 04/10/2014 4:44:14 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Lazamataz

I’d pay money to see this blowhard perp-walked out of Issa’s hearings. All these old hangers-on would have been custodians had they not been with MLK.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 4:45:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Covenantor

LOL! Your crystal ball is racist.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 4:46:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m sure the “Just-Us” department will get right on this.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 4:48:34 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Lazamataz

Put this hideous little troll in prison for a few years... He is the ugliest piece of excrement on TV always running his racist mouth for the idiots who vote for him back home.

Obama unleashed these full_of_themselves morons always sticking it to The Man!!! Yeah go go go Elijah!!! You racist pig!


27 posted on 04/10/2014 4:48:51 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Lazamataz

There is really no going back. This is not going to end well.


28 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Lazamataz

Cummings is untouchable. Nothing will happen.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:34 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Lazamataz
No wonder the affirmative action Congressmen and politicians want gun control so badly, in other countries actions like this would result in rebellion and the offenders would be killed. Holder, Obama, Cummings, and the rest of them know they are committing criminal acts and are trying to wrestle total control so there can be no negative consequences for their actions.
30 posted on 04/10/2014 4:53:48 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Covenantor

31 posted on 04/10/2014 4:53:49 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: El Laton Caliente
You are correct. However, no prominent black will ever see jail.
32 posted on 04/10/2014 4:54:36 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Fresh Wind

Nahhh....plenty of white totalitarian types in of need wind therapy.

Paul and Stevie singing “Ebony and Ivory” on the soundtrack.

;>)


33 posted on 04/10/2014 4:58:31 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: GreenHornet

Again?


34 posted on 04/10/2014 4:59:45 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Lazamataz

I’d love to see “Bloody Hands” Cummings in prison where he belongs, but it will never happen. He has too many powerful friends, including Eric Holder and Obama.


35 posted on 04/10/2014 5:03:33 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: All
We dont need no steeken' AG Holder to get to the bottom of this.

Ace lawyer Jay Sekulow should subpoena every official document Elijah filed. Every document needs to be scrutinized in conjunction w/ possible connections to IRS terrorism-targeting, orders from Obama, favors from Obama, financial emoluments, govt fraud, etc.

Perjury, forgery, and voter fraud need to be considered. For example: Cummings might have coached voters to lie on registration forms, and perhaps falsified candidacy papers.

Falsifying Official Public Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........

A person (or persons) can be held criminally liable if they are deliberately acting with the intention of deceiving or defrauding another party.

Falsifying documents is a very serious offense and is generally classified as a felony. This means that a person charged with falsifying documents may be subject to the following legal penalties:
◾Having to pay a monetary fine
◾Incarceration in a prison facility

Depending on the gravity of the offense, as well as individual state laws, falsifying documents can result in a prison sentence of 5-10 years. Also, if government documents or authorities were involved, the legal penalties may be more severe. ..... legal penalties may increase with repeat offenses.

The penalty for falsifying government documents is outlined in the Crimes Act of 1958.

36 posted on 04/10/2014 5:04:46 AM PDT by Liz
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Cummings and the rest of his buddies still believe we have Slave Owners still around in the south,and all white people are decendents of slave owners(did he forget that most white people are decendents of europeans who fled here in the 1800’s/1900’s?)


37 posted on 04/10/2014 5:08:20 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Lazamataz

How many years should Rangel get for constant tax evasion?


38 posted on 04/10/2014 5:09:47 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: Rannug

butthead has used race as a weapon his whole life.
Worthless son of a bitch.


39 posted on 04/10/2014 5:10:53 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Lazamataz; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
How can I break any law, I am a Black Democrat... so I can do whatever I want to do, the law, any law be damned!

Elijah is right and as Attorney General, I can promise I will never ever prosecute... any Black Democrat as the law does not apply to them--

The racists Republicans... in the House are picking on Elijah Cummings--

Elijah Cumming, a saint of a fellow... is the victim of racist Republicans again--

Race, it appears, is the only reason... the Republicans are ganging up on Elijah Cummings, Eric Holder and our wonderful president--

Yes, Virginia, you cannot... make this stuff up!

http://www.crewof42.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/elijah-cummings-2009-5-24-9-22-41.jpg

http://cdn.frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/campaign-political-gamesmanship.jpg

http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-09-27-CBS-EN-Pelley.jpg

http://mediaanarchist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/safe_image.jpg?w=1280

http://www.newscaststudio.com/wp-content/gallery/graphics-abc_world_news_with_diane_sawyer/screen_shot_2009-12-21_at_10.41.20_pm.png

40 posted on 04/10/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“You are correct. However, no prominent black will ever see jail”

Maybe , but don’t tell that to:

Jesse Jackson Jr.
Marion Berry
Kawame Kilpatrick
Sheila Dixon

amongst others


41 posted on 04/10/2014 5:15:31 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Busko
I will be surprisede if there any charges put on him. This country is on the ropes. Only thing that will stop all this would be a revolution.

Then why are you wasting your time posting here? Shouldn't your every spare minute be spent in training and preparation for revolution?

42 posted on 04/10/2014 5:18:56 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Lazamataz

Holder will get right on this.


43 posted on 04/10/2014 5:18:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Lazamataz

He will not go to prison. Just look at him and at holder, and you’ll see why.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 5:19:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Covenantor
Crystal ball sees gallows flanking the Mall from Capitol to George Washington Monument. The song of hempen ropes creaking in the wind. Let justice be seen to have been done.

That is so inspirational...........

45 posted on 04/10/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Just noticed the people in the tree’s.


46 posted on 04/10/2014 5:20:34 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Race is the single most important issue in these peoples mentation. They resent white people(I believe they hate us.)and wish us gone. All one has to do is listen to their so called leaders and observe their actions in the streets; i.e. "the knockout game," beating of the poor white driver in Michigan that had a black step out in front of his car.) We are the losers, we whites are heading to the trash heap of history. I hope we can reverse the trend, though I doubt it.
47 posted on 04/10/2014 5:21:07 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Lazamataz
According to Cornell.edu Cummings could go to prison for five years for obstructing Congressional proceedings

Yes, and unicorns could arrive overnight and crap $10 gold pieces all over your lawn, too.

48 posted on 04/10/2014 5:22:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: GreenHornet

If placed on suicide watch and deprived of a razor, will elija grow hair?


49 posted on 04/10/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Liz
Good post.

Issa is using the process that is available to him. He is fighting an uphill battle, what with a limp noodle Speaker and a squishy Majority Leader. Add a compliant MSM refusing to grasp the gravity of the situation and the probable pressure he gets every day, and it's a wonder that he has persisted.

I am sick and tired and disgusted with folks who jump on every single thread about the battle with corruption and proclaim defeat in the midst of the battle.

I found a mascot for 'em

 photo surrender-Copy.jpg

50 posted on 04/10/2014 5:28:55 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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