The U.S. House Oversight Committee today released emails between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Democrat Minority Leader Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the same committee detailing joint attempts to collect non-public information from True the Vote.
According to the release obtained by Breitbart Texas, House Oversight offered glimpses into coordinated fishing attempts for information:
Five days after Cummings contacted True the Vote seeking “copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates, or other entities,” the IRS sent True the Vote a letter requesting True the Vote provide “a copy of [True the Vote’s] volunteer registration form,” “…the process you use to assign volunteers,” “how you keep your volunteers in teams,” and “how your volunteers are deployed … following the training they receive by you.”
Redacted emails also demonstrate a working relationship between Rep. Cummings and embattled IRS official Lois Lerner. Lerner’s staff later supplied copies of True the Vote’s IRS Form 990 prior to TTV’s approval as a designated 501(c)(3) organization.
True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht released a statement in response to the revelation today.
“Today’s committee action reveals what we knew all along,” Engelbrecht said. “Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along. We now see clearly that two branches of government have colluded to target and silence private citizens.”
A selection of documents released have been featured below.
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