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

Wants the president cleared, and then the investigation can continue


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."

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  1. Keep on defending the most hated institution in America against a ‘witch hunt’, jackasses. Please, please, keep on doing what you are doing.

    1. Oh, and don’t stop blaming low level staffers for it, either. Press those thumb screws hard. Nobody sympathizes with the persecuted little guy, ever. It’s when a president is distracted from his three stops a day raising money for the Team campaign schedule to address non important matters like this that the public’s sympathy is at its greatest.

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