Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, released excerpts appearing to support his case that neither the White House nor the IRS headquarters in Washington pushed for extra scrutiny of the conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. (Associated Press)

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, released excerpts appearing to support his case that neither the White House nor the IRS headquarters in Washington pushed for extra scrutiny of the conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. (Associated Press)