Evidence continues to be uncovered in the IRS targeting scandal, and this time, Elijah Cummings is in the hot seat.  Newly released emails show that the IRS shared confidential documents about a targeted group with Democratic staff on the House Oversight Committee.

True the Vote is a conservative group dedicated to restoring American faith in the election system.  They train volunteers to monitor polling places for fraud and seek to ensure fair elections – a crucial contribution to our American system of government.

But the IRS selected True the Vote for extra scrutiny and demanded excess information from the group.  When Cummings took an interest in their volunteer training and activities, the IRS provided him with information.

As the ranking Oversight Democrat (D., Md.), Cummings absolutely denied any such thing earlier this year.  Now the evidence is out. He can’t deny it anymore.  Could this be a reason he’s so vigorously opposed the investigation into the IRS scandal to this point?

The Oversight committee is demanding a full explanation for his activities.

You won’t be surprised that Lois Lerner’s name also came up in relevant emails.

Yet more evidence of the level to which American citizens’ rights were violated – and we continue to see signs of more to come.

Read more and see copies of emails and letters here.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.