A self-described Republican who serves as a U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager told congressional investigators that he and a colleague initiated the additional scrutiny of conservative groups, Reuters reported.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released on Sunday an interview transcript in which the manager said that he and a subordinate scrutinized “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups that had applied for tax-exempt status.
“He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this,” Cummings said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on.”