Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
While the democrats are going insane over President Trump’s tax returns presumably to find something/anything that would show that he cheated on his taxes, they seem to have some problems with the good old IRS themselves.
Let’s take the Trump hating lunatic Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for example.
Apparently Cummings is in deep trouble with the IRS for violating tax laws.
Check this out!
The National Sentinel reports that a complaint filed with the IRS by the National Legal and Policy Center claims that a charity operated by the wife of House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) received millions of dollars from special interest organizations and corporations that were doing business before his panel, and could have been illegally utilized.
According to the Washington Examiner, Cumming’s wife, Maya Rockeymore, is currently the chairperson of the Maryland Democratic Party and, though he was once deeply in debt, Cummings’ own financial situation has improved dramatically since he married her in 2008.
Rep. Elijah Cummings denied that corporate donations to his wife’s charity posed a conflict of interest with his House Oversight Committee chairmanship and denounced an IRS complaint filed against the organization as “a fabricated distraction” on Wednesday.
The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, filed an IRS complaint against Cummings’ wife Maya Rockeymoore’s nonprofit organization on Monday, the Washington Examiner first reported.
The complaint asked the IRS to investigate the overlap between Rockeymoore’s nonprofit Center for Global Policy Solutions and her for-profit consulting firm Global Policy Solutions LLC to determine whether the arrangement was used for “illegal private benefit.”
Rockeymoore’s nonprofit group and LLC have mutual clients, donors, and projects and were located at the same address and share a phone number. The National Legal and Policy Center’s IRS complaint claims that they “appear to operate almost as a single entity, allowing for an illegal private benefit for Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and her husband.”
Cummings, 68, a Maryland Democrat, is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rockeymoore, 48, is the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party and briefly ran in the state’s gubernatorial race last year. The couple married in 2008.
Global Policy Solutions received more than $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016, according to tax records. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers — which included Google, J.P Morgan, and Prudential — have business interests before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has served as Democratic chairman of the committee since January and previously served as ranking member.
The largest contributor to the nonprofit organization was the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a company that is regulated by Cummings’ committee. The foundation, which gave a total of $5.5 million to Rockeymoore’s consulting firm and $5.2 million to her nonprofit group, ceased supporting her groups in 2017.
“When a powerful chairman of a committee of the House of Representatives has a wife that is bringing in money from entities with interests before his Committee and she is not providing the transparency mandated by the IRS, there’s a serious problem,” said Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project.
“The potential for corruption in this situation is simply off the charts and can’t be understated.”
Cummings, in his own statement, called the allegations “a fabricated distraction from the important work being done on behalf of Americans, such as lowering the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs” (which Democrats in the house are not doing since they’re focused primarily on removing our duly elected president from office).
PJ Media noted that very thing:
As chairman of the House Oversight committee, Elijah Cummings has been leading the effort to obtain Trump’s tax returns and financial records, but is apparently unwilling to live up to his own alleged standard of transparency. Now that a genuine conflict of interest and illegal/unethical behavior appears to have been discovered, it really makes the fishing expedition he’s leading against Trump that much more hypocritical.
The double standards from the dems is seriously mind boggling.
Facepalm-worthy, for sure.
Scumbags-all of them.
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