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The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee claimed Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart secretly colluded with the Internal Revenue Service to bring about the targeting of conservatives that has gripped politics-watchers for nearly a year.
If true, it would mark the first involvement of an elected politician in a nearly year-long scandal that involved the IRS breaking the law and playing political favorites.
California Rep. Darrell Issa charged in a letter that Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings put a nonprofit tea party group called True the Vote on the IRS's radar by asking the tax agency for information about the organization's activities and its growing corps of volunteers.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: snarky412
Remember the uproar the day Issa cut Cummings off from the mike????
Cummings of course used the Race card, but I think Issa already knew this and that is why he slammed Cummings!
Purely a hypothesis on my part but.........
In addition to written IRS demands from Lerner and other IRS officials, Engelbrecht found herself hectored with sudden on-site visits from several other government agencies after her organization filed its application for so-called 501(c)(4) status, a designation that would allow it to operate tax-free while providing a benefit to the public.
One by one the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Occupational Health and Safety Administration; and the Texas Commission on Environment Quality – an partner organization of the federal Environmental Protection Agency – descended on her with written demands and licenses to inspect her property.
ATF demanded to see her family's firearms.