Former Internal Revenue Service chief Lois Lerner took the Fifth … AGAIN … and refused … AGAIN … to provide information to the House Oversight Committee on the IRS’ targeting of conservative and TEA Party organizations, despite her “secret” talks with Department of Justice officials.
It is clear at this point that Ms. Lerner is blocking a “trail of breadcrumbs” that leads deep into the White House.
This blatant flouting of the legislative branch would be too much for even the State Controlled Urban Media (SCUM) to ignore without some bright, shiny bauble to act as an attention-getter.
Enter Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MI), ranking minority committee member and Congressional Black Caucus member.
Representative Cummings waited until the hearing had been gaveled closed to proceed to throw a temper tantrum, harangue Chairman Darrell Issa for being “denied the ability to speak,” and do his best to make himself the wronged victim. (All in the sight of cameras. Of course.)
Just in case the SCUM had any doubt about the message to be taken from this tawdry piece of Kabuki theater, who should show up the next day but one of the Capuchins’ official sanctimeney-in-chief, Jesse Jackson, to ritually denounce Chairman Issa’s refusal to play along as “cruel, divisive, racist and wrong.”
Expect the SCUM to dutifully report on RepresentativeCummings’ tantrum and ignore Ms. Lerner’s stonewalling.
Mission accomplished, Capuchins.