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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.
His committee is spearheading multiple inquiries into the Trump administration over the president’s financial records, White House security clearances, use of personal email and other issues.