The right wing, specifically Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), would have you think President Obama has something to do with the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, but a “self-described conservative Republican” said he set in motion the review of Tea Party groups and not the White House, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., released a partial transcript of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform interview with the unnamed manager in the IRS’ Cincinnati office. In it, the employee said the extra scrutiny for tea party groups’ tax exempt status was an effort to be consistent in reviewing applications and not driven by politics.
“He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way to what’s showing that the White House was not involved in this,” Cummings said.
“Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you,” Cummings added. Source: AP