US Rep. Elijah Cummings, known for his devotion to Baltimore and civil rights and for blunt and passionate speechmaking, died Thursday morning, his office said. He was 68 years old. – Baltimore Sun. Cummins had led the fight to impeach Donald Trump. Most of his adult life was as a career politician.
Cummins called President Trump a racist when Trump disputed Cummins characterization over the condition of the City of Baltimore. Trump called it rat infested and told Cummins he ought to be concerned about cleaning up his district because of crime, filth and blight. Cummins and Trump sparred often.
Cummings and his wife were under investigation since June of this year by the IRS and others. See story here. https://thedailyconspiracy.com/2019/06/11/elijah-cummings-and-wife-embroiled-in-scandal/
Cummins was tied to the Lois Lerner scandal. However, today (Via WFB) The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent tax documents on a targeted conservative group to Democratic staff on the House Oversight Committee, newly released emails show, despite previous denials by ranking Oversight Democrat Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) that such contact had occurred.
Emails released by the GOP-led Oversight Committee show Democratic staff requested information from the IRS’ tax-exempt division on True The Vote, a conservative group that monitors polling places for voter fraud.
Republicans and conservative activists say the IRS tax-exempt division, led by former official Lois Lerner, targeted dozens of conservative groups because of their politics while ignoring similar progressive organizations.
Cummings publicly requested information from True the Vote in October 2012 on its volunteer activities and training.