Issa: "Still Much That We Do Not Know" About IRS Targeting

So stop trying to brush this away, Rep, Cummings


House Government Reform and Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in a letter sent Wednesday, scolded the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for suggesting that the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups had run its course.

"Your public comments that 'the case is solved' and that you would 'wrap this case up and move on' stand in stark contrast to the facts," Issa wrote to Cummings. "There is still much that we do not know about how and why certain applications for tax-exempt status were denied, delayed, or otherwise received heightened scrutiny from the IRS."

On Sunday, Cummings released excerpts of testimony provided to the Oversight Committee by an IRS manager at the Cincinnati field office, which was tasked with processing the applications for tax-exempt status from nonprofit groups. That IRS manager said he had "no reason to believe" the White House was involved in the decision to target conservative groups for excess scrutiny, nor did he believe the targeting was motivated by any anti-conservative political bias.