Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) looked the Brian Terry family in the eye and assured them justice; he lied to a grieving family. Upon his expression of sincerity, he ran interference for the Obama administration. He’s done the same thing to the families of the Benghazi attack victims.
Now it’s been learned that Cummings has run interference for Lois Lerner and, by extension, Malik Obama while simultaneously intimidating a law-abiding citizen who happens to be a conservative.
If you can stomach Obama administration apparatchik Juan Williams asserting that there is no evidence of the IRS targeting conservative groups while calling Lois Lerner an ‘expert’, stick with the video below. When George Will begins speaking toward the end, he calls for granting Lerner immunity and compelling her to testify.
Shortly thereafter, Wallace asks Charles Krauthammer why the Republican majority in the House isn’t pushing harder to get to the bottom of this scandal. Krauthammer seems vexed by it as well (sorry for the auto start; it drives us crazy too but can’t disable it).
Here’s the exchange, via Daily Caller:
As to why House Republicans aren’t pushing harder, it’s an excellent question, Chris. We’ve been asking that very thing for quite some time. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) once again provides the quintessential example. Since admitting that claims about Lerner granting illegal tax-exempt status to Malik Obama, who is connected to terrorism, are “spot on”, Kelly has been hiding under his desk, despite looking Tea Party leaders in the face and telling them, “we’ve got your backs” during a Congressional hearing.
It’s good that Will is asking for Lerner’s testimony through immunity but his focus is all wrong. He wants her to testify about why the IRS specifically targeted conservative groups. In reality, he should be demanding that Lerner be granted immunity to protect her against charges that she aided and abetted an enemy combatant who just so happens to be President Obama’s brother (see Mike Kelly above).
Here is our vast repository of Malik Obama articles.
Meanwhile, it was learned yesterday that Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, personally targeted King Street Patriots and True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht with three letters on Oversight Committee letterhead. Engelbrecht has since filed an ethics complaint against Cummings.
Conversely, Cummings has expressed no interest in getting to the bottom of Lerner’s criminal acts.
It cannot be overstated that Lerner granted Malik Obama – a man with ties to terrorism – 501(c)(3) status in less than 30 days and illegally backdated the approval 38 months while law-abiding citizens like Engelbrecht have been harassed by multiple federal agencies.
Granting Lois Lerner immunity is an excellent idea. Here is a list of questions we put together last May. She just needs to have some serious charges of being an accessory to terrorism dangled in front of her first.
Here is Engelbrecht on the Kelly File, shortly after filing that complaint (h/t GWP):