Elijah Cummings’s wife calls IRS complaint against her politically motivated

Elijah Cummings’s wife calls IRS complaint against her politically motivated
Elijah Cummings (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Followup to this story.]

The chair of the Maryland Democratic Party struck back Tuesday at a conservative watchdog organization that suggested her nonprofit agency violated its tax-exempt status, saying the allegation — and an article about it by a right-leaning publication — were attempts to silence her and her husband, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

A complaint filed Monday with the Internal Revenue Service by the National Legal and Policy Center questions whether there is sufficient separation between a consulting practice and a nonprofit organization run by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the Maryland Democratic chair.

A report on the complaint published by the Washington Examiner pointed out that a foundation that funded those entities is tied to a corporation scrutinized by Cummings’s Oversight Committee and suggested that the connection poses a conflict of interest for Cummings.

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