Theodore's World: Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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April 10, 2014

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing:

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” wrote the Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen of the Oversight Committee. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

This is not good news for Cummings.

According to Cummings could go to prison for five years for obstructing Congressional proceedings.

from The American Journal:

Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or

Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

Wild Thing's comment............

We can only hope. lease please please make this happen. And add another five years for lying about TEA Party folks using racial epitaphs.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 10, 2014 12:55 AM


He'll not only go to prison, he'll retain his congressional seat. He's not only going to play the race card, he's getting his whole deck out.

Posted by: BobF at April 10, 2014 09:14 AM

Yes. Cummings will yell, scream, cry and whine racism. He will of course be backed by that pure communist organization the Arrogant Congressional Black Caucus. The dog and pony show should be entertaining at least.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at April 10, 2014 11:34 AM