The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Sunday threatened to release full transcripts of testimony from Internal Revenue Service employees related to the agency’s targeting scandal by week’s end if Chairman Darrell Issa does not.
“I have asked Chairman Issa to release those transcripts to the public. I want every syllable of those transcripts to be released,” Cummings said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“Now I can tell you I understand that he agreed to release them a week ago,” Cummings continued. “Let me be clear, I wrote to Chairman Issa on Thursday and I wrote to him this morning: I want those transcripts to be released. But he’s the chairman of the committee, we’re not in power. Now, if he does not release them, I will. Period.”