Skip to comments.True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat
Posted on 04/13/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment.
Recently, it was discovered that Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings had a hand in the IRS targeting True the Vote.
You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issas investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist):
Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show Lois Lerner improperly fed Elijah Cummings staff tax information on True the Vote via email correspondence.
Engelbrecht responded in a blistering letter entitled, No More Lies, Mr. Cummings; Tell America the Truth:
"Washington is reeling as Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) true role in the IRS abuse scandal has come to light. Emails released by the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, of which Cummings is the ranking member, show Cummings and his staff communicating with Lois Lerner while the IRS targeted True the Vote for abuse.
Todays committee action reveals what we knew all along. Partisan politics and the weaponization of government against opponents of this administration is real and continues, said True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht. Elijah Cummings has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along. We now see clearly that two branches of government have colluded to target and silence private citizens.
America has come to a tipping point, Engelbrecht said. No more lies. No more cover-ups. No more collusion. Enough is enough. Finally, we have a chance for the rule of law to be re-established, thanks to the bold efforts of Chairman Issa and Rep. Jordan.
Engelbrecht added, We filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings in February. Today were amending that filing to include this latest revelation. As I have said in my testimony before Congress; I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated. I will not ask Rep. Cummings, Lois Lerner, Barack Obama, or anyone else, for permission to exercise my constitutional rights.
Anyone with common sense could see the moment that Elijah Cummings put on a big acting performance at Lois Lerners testimony (where she plead the Fifth again) that the Democrat was attempting to hide something from the public, while shifting attention onto Republicans by vilifying them. Now we know why.
I look forward to Mr. Cumming whining and complaining and playing the race card, while proclaiming his innocence.
I prefer he carry on this thread of lies through to the November elections, to ensure this evidence remains in the public view, and appropriately impacts the election results.
Gubbamint using this sort of power against citizens is, was and will always be illegal.
This was an effort on the part of Obozo and his cronies to alter the outcome of an American election.
Who's in prison? What lawmaker is introducing legislation to dump the tax code? Other than Ted Cruz, is there any congressman calling for the abolition of the IRS?
Where in hell is the GOP?
Mikey, LOVE your graphics.
Keeps dem “cummmings”!
TAXES AND A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
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ALVIN YORK AND THE IRS
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TAXES AND A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
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ALVIN YORK AND THE IRS
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Most of the GOP is just the slightly more conservative wing of the Washington party. Boehner, McConnell and their ilk are part of the problem. All must be purged to restored America.
The GOPe loves the IRS just as much as the dems / libs / progressives / marxist do...
They ALL live off the largesse of the American taxpayer via the IRS and the IRS is the most feared arm of the government they control...
The most egregious tactics of the IRS will be culled back by the GOP controlled Congress in 2016 for show, but their 800 lb gorilla isn't going away...
Newsmax reported: the similarities between questions asked of True the Vote by Cummings staffers and IRS officials at separate junctures strongly suggested inappropriate coordination between Cummings and the IRS.
Engelbrecht demands Cummings and Lerner be held accountable, but said the issue goes far beyond these two. No question---the Cummings/ IRS paper trail of demeaning and subjugating conservatives leads straight to the WH criminals.
Giddy w/ success at winning the WH, the malevolent Chicago criminals had big plans---they started making ominous threats from the getgo.
They are in the 'Rats feed lot being fattened for slaughter.
OBAMA HAS WEAPONIZED THE IRS AGAINST POLITICAL OPPONENTS ordering multiple covert campaigns of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party/conservative organizations, and those daring to criticize Obama's agenda.
<><> Seven lock-stepping Democrats scared-***tless of losing their seats ask the IRS to Investigate political opponents,
<><> Rep Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing True the Vote patriot Catherine Englebrecht....
<><> the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.
<><> Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."
<><> The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrat;
THE LIKELY SUSPECTS----DEMS STOOP TO CONQUEUR
order IRS to act to save their seats by Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 2/13/14
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.
Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but theyre concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle. If theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats abusing the tax code. And either side."
<><><><>Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, Absolutely. Both on the left and the right, she said. As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and thats exactly what were doing.
Shaheen called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c) (4) of the tax code outrageous. Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her.<><><><>
Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.
That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter, he said. There are two things you dont want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You dont want secret money, and you dont want unlimited money, and thats what we have now. --SNIP-- -
Going after people who felt they could function as 'enforcers' for one political party is NOT the same as saying someone has the right to do away with the IRS. Those are two different issues.
If we want to do away with the IRS - and replace them with a flat tax - it would have to be done according to law. And even after that there has to be an organization that collects and manages the 'flat tax'... Most people in the IRS - like most people in the FBI are good law biding Americans. They can do the job. Getting rid of bad apples like Lois Lerner is happening. Have faith in the system...sometimes it works.
Ace lawyer Cleta Mitchell--representing True The Vote---should subpoena every official document filed by Lois Lerner and Elijah Cummings. 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: Obama cheerleaders Lerner/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.
Apparently Issa has info that Cummings and Lerner corresponded.
If the allegations can be proven, IRS/Lerner and Democrat Cummings faces VERY serious charges of getting unauthorized access to confidential Federal Taxpayer Information (FTI), a violation that could land them in jail-----and if they colluded to obtain numbers of FTI's from Conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups--that could involve other serious crimes.
If Elijah does, in fact, possess unauthorized tax documents obtained through conspiracy and collusion, and if he distributed the illegally-held documents to other "interested parties" (perhaps in Congress), charges of aiding and abetting could also be involved.