Elijah Cummings, D-Md, is a liar. Quite simply, Cummings made statements last July about the IRS and their targeting of conservative groups that he knew not to be true. Cummings claimed that somehow evidence was “discovered” that showed that progressive liberal groups had been targeted, as well as conservative groups. His fib was immediately given wide dissemination by the beholden liberal news media, who trumpeted faithfully yet another chorus of “false scandal” emanating from the White House. Despite the protestations of the New York Times, Washington Post, et al, none of what they asserted, nor what Cummings said, was true.
Who said so? Why, IRS agents said so. In sworn testimony.
IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.
Remember, the original story from Lois Lerner and the IRS was that the targeting of conservative groups was the result of the actions of just a few people in the Cincinnati Office. Which was a lie. Untrue, and known to be untrue when it was uttered. No more true than Cummings’ tall tales about the IRS targeting liberals, too. Just to be on the safe side, however, the US Attorney General declared in January that he would not pursue criminal prosecution for anyone in the IRS involved in the scandal, claiming that an “investigation” led by Obama campaign contributor and political supporter Barbara Bosserman “found no criminal wrongdoing”. Despite the provisions of 18 U.S. Code § 245:
(b) Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully injures, intimidates or interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with—
(B) participating in or enjoying any benefit, service, privilege, program, facility, or activity provided or administered by the United States;
Barack Obama, when he told America that there wasn’t a “smidgin of corruption” in the IRS scandal, was also knowingly stating a falsehood. He is a liar of the inveterate type. The IRS Agents’ testimony under oath today directly contradicts his assertions. His “angry” act at the scandal was a rather pathetic attempt to sell outrage at the idea of treating his political opponents as national enemies. It is something he, and his Attorney General, have employed as a tactic since inauguration. See: Alinsky, Saul, Rules for Radicals.
Elijah Cummings, he of the wildly unprofessional conduct at the House Oversight Panel, shares several things with both Obama and Holder. He shares skin color, and an obsession with that skin color. In short, he is, like Holder and Obama, a race-hustler who would be roundly condemned if his skin color was white and he spoke of race as he does. Cummings, like Obama and Holder, is also a far-left collectivist. He is also an inveterate fibber. His whopper that the Democrats and the NAACP “never called the Tea Party racists” was undone by video of that very thing being said. His conduct on the Oversight Panel on the IRS investigation is similar to what it was during the Benghazi hearings. He wished to disrupt, obfuscate, grandstand, do ANYTHING to distract from the proceedings in order to keep the Obama Administration from having to answer for the highly questionable and possibly criminal things it has done. And so, with IRS agents’ testimony in the IRS scandal directly refuting his claims, Cummings joins the IRS Scandal Liars’ Club. With Holder, and Obama, and Lois Lerner already belonging, at least the club has enough minority members to suit him.