Skip to comments.Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison
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 staffs 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 staffs 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.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving crook...
If the Republicans want to know the truth, just wire up Al Sharpton and have him meet with Cummings.
Look for the racism charge to be leveled by Cummings before today is over.
“A good start”, as the joke goes
Cummings is Black and Democrat. Laws don’t apply to him. Disproportionate Impact, don’t ya know?
son of a bitch deserves to be in prison for the rest of his sorry life
Black Marxists don’t have to worry about breaking the law. He was just stopping Whitey from oppressing his brothers.
Pray America wakes up
And WHO in the Justice department will pursue putting him in jail?...........Crickets..........
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.
That would be wonderful. If it actually would happen.
Not to worry. With Holder in charge, this will just be swept under the rug.
It does provide some context for his SQUIRREL! routine at the hearings.
“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.
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.
Elijah, watch out for those evil men with starched shirts and ties...
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!
“son of a bitch deserves to be in prison for the rest of his sorry life”
Damn Joe, Don’t you like him? lol
I’ll be a good liberal and say he and Lois should be allowed to share a cell ..
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.
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Hope Cummings does do jail time! As a FB friend said last night about this issue, “Paybacks a B*tch”
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.
LOL! Your crystal ball is racist.
I’m sure the “Just-Us” department will get right on this.
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!
There is really no going back. This is not going to end well.
Cummings is untouchable. Nothing will happen.
Nahhh....plenty of white totalitarian types in of need wind therapy.
Paul and Stevie singing “Ebony and Ivory” on the soundtrack.
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.
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.
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?)
How many years should Rangel get for constant tax evasion?
butthead has used race as a weapon his whole life.
Worthless son of a bitch.
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!
“You are correct. However, no prominent black will ever see jail”
Maybe , but don’t tell that to:
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Then why are you wasting your time posting here? Shouldn't your every spare minute be spent in training and preparation for revolution?
Holder will get right on this.
He will not go to prison. Just look at him and at holder, and you’ll see why.
That is so inspirational...........
Just noticed the people in the tree’s.
Yes, and unicorns could arrive overnight and crap $10 gold pieces all over your lawn, too.
If placed on suicide watch and deprived of a razor, will elija grow hair?
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