IRS

Rep. Cummings Backs Off Claims the IRS Scandal is 'Solved'

Wants the president cleared, and then the investigation can continue

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Rep. Elijah Cummings is backing away from his assertion that the investigation into the IRS scandal is "solved" and says he still wants to work with Republicans on the probe.

In a brief interview with POLITICO on Wednesday, Cummings said that he was trying to argue that — contrary to some GOP comments — the investigation has proven the Obama administration didn't order the IRS to target conservative groups applying for a tax exemption.

"The witch hunt needs to end," said Cummings, who is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "What I meant was the witch hunt."