"You have dueling lawyer opinions that don't really mean anything of themselves. I include myself in that. What has to happen is it has to get to a court, and the only way it's going to get to a court is if the full House of Representatives takes action to authorize litigation," he said.
"The more important question is why Chairman Issa inexplicably rejected an offer from Ms. Lerner's attorney to have her testify with a simple one-week extension — an offer that every single Democratic committee member would have accepted instantly had Chairman Issa bothered to consult with them," Mr. Cummings said. "It appears that Chairman Issa is more interested in generating partisan conflict than in obtaining the facts."