Chief counsel in lawsuit against IRS: top Democrat Cummings’ claim is ‘ridiculous’

Daily Caller –

The chief counsel in the nationwide class-action lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service said that Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ claim that a lone “conservative Republican” was responsible for the agency’s improper targeting of conservatives is “ridiculous.”

Jay Sekulow, who represents more than twenty conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS in a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Center for Law and Justice, scoffed at Cummings’ claim that the investigation of the agency’s targeting of President Obama’s political opponents should be wrapped up.

“Committee staff conducted a key interview last week with the IRS manager who supervised the team of screeners that evaluates applications for tax exempt status in Cincinnati, and this official stated that he is a ‘conservative Republican’ with 21 years of experience at the IRS,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, claimed in a divisive letter to Republican Oversight chairman Darrell Issa earlier this week.

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