Eric Holder, Louis Lerner, and Elijah Cummings Should Go To Jail: Public officials and the cover-up they cover-uped

“Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee,” Eric Holder told the crowd. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

The remarks drew loud applause from the crowd.

And with that a criminal attempted to divert attention away from him and the president he is protecting with roars from a crowd—but he can no longer outrun the facts. They have caught up to him and those under him—and there is nowhere else to turn.

So what’s going on in Washington for those who don’t normally pay attention to politics…………..well, criminals who have been up to no good have been caught. Eric Holder, the current right hand man of President Obama, Louis Lerner the former head of the IRS, and one of the leading Democrats investigating the IRS scandal of targeting conservatives specifically have been found complicit in the crime of cover-up and nobody seems to know what to do with the unprecedented level of corruption exhibited.

True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht responded Wednesday to reports that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ office may have prompted the IRS to target her group for additional scrutiny.

“Today’s committee action reveals what we knew all along. Partisan politics and the weaponization of government against opponents of this administration is real and continues,” Engelbrecht said in a statement. “Elijah Cummings has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along. We now see clearly that two branches of government have colluded to target and silence private citizens.”

“America has come to a tipping point,” she added. “No more lies. No more cover-ups. No more collusion. Enough is enough. Finally, we have a chance for the rule of law to be re-established, thanks to the bold efforts of Chairman Issa and Rep. Jordan.”

She concluded: “We filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings in February. Today we’re amending that filing to include this latest revelation. As I have said in my testimony before Congress; I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated. I will not ask Rep. Cummings, Lois Lerner, Barack Obama, or anyone else, for permission to exercise my constitutional rights.”

House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren’t ruling out the use of the chamber’s “inherent contempt” authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel’s accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.

The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of whether Lerner violated federal law by using her power to ensure Right-leaning groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the agency, giving misleading information during a probe of the matter by the Treasury Department‘s inspector general and using her personal email to conduct official business, which could have resulted in the disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.

“The Ways and Means Committee, led by Chairman [Dave] Camp [R-Mich.], has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said of the referral. “As I’ve said, if Lois Lerner continues to refuse to testify, then the House will hold her in contempt. And we will continue to shine the light on the administration’s abusive actions and use every tool at our disposal to expose the truth and ensure the American people get the answers they deserve.”

Among those tools is the House’s “inherent contempt” authority under the Constitution, which was initially exercised in 1795 during the First Congress and on multiple occasions thereafter. Lerner could be held until January 2015 when a new Congress is seated, which could issue another subpoena and throw her in the clink again if she still balks at testifying.

These are not mere accusations. The government employees mentioned above are criminals. They have knowingly used the power of government to advance their social agenda and they should be punished to the furthest extent of the law. These same people have lied about their conduct when questioned and should have all their activity conducted under public service analyzed and amended accordingly. They are no different from a thug who has robbed a couple outside of a grocery store, or a gunman who holds up a bank. They have committed a crime while representing the Oath of Office, and are despicable examples of social policy conduct.

But many of us, especially at this site have been saying this all along. We are the ones who refused to drink the Kool-aid and comply blindly with the authority of a corrupt Attorney General and an activist president intent to change society—even if it broke the law. The President and his Attorney General used pawns like Louis Lerner and Elijah Cummings to run cover for their attack on conservative groups who stood in the way of their progressive plans. They abused their authority, and now its time to pay for it. The IRS scandal, which will eventually point straight into The White House, is bigger than Watergate ever was. Obama and Holder made the entire issue all about “the cover-up,” because they lied and covered up the truth while looking straight into the eye of the American people.

They should at least lose their jobs and be stripped publicly of their accolades. But if there were any justice……………….any justice at all, they would all go to jail for their violation of the public trust.

Rich Hoffman