Rep. Cummings (D-MD): IRS Scandal 'Solved'
On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told Candy Crowley that the IRS scandal involving targeting of conservatives had been “solved.” Crowley asked, “As far as you are concerned, based on the information that you now have, which in its totality is greater than ours, is this case over, have you solved the case of the IRS and how this came to be?”
Cummings answered, “Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I’d wrap this case up and move on.”
Cummings added that he would release transcripts of IRS employee interviews this week if House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) did not do so. “I want every syllable of those transcripts to be released,” said Cummings. “If he does not release them, I will. Period.” Cummings said that employees in Cincinnati have denied White House involvement in the creation of anti-conservative standards, and pointed out that the supervisor at the IRS office in Cincinnati described himself as a “conservative Republican.” Cummings called this revelation “very significant.”