Charles Payne

Finally, he [Brutus] spoke to Volumnius himself in Greek, reminding him of their student life, and begged him to grasp his sword with him and help him drive home the blow. And when Volumnius refused, and the rest likewise ... grasping with both hands the hilt of his naked sword, he fell upon it and died.

The Life of Brutus
-Plutarch

Is There A Smoking Gun?

‘True the Vote’ evolved from the efforts of Catherine Engelbrecht, who sniffed out a massive election fraud committed by ACORN in Texas.

Rep. Elijah Cummings publicly requested the information in October 2012. Within five days, the IRS sent a letter to ‘True the Vote’ and asked for a laundry list of information, which included registration forms and information on its volunteers.

Rep. Cummings’ request for more information in January 2013 of several offices of the IRS included the office of Lois Lerner. Ever the eager beaver, Lerner leaped into action, and personally checked to make sure the department was seeking this information.

In just three days, she wrote a letter to her deputy and asked, “Did we find anything?"

The stock market was the biggest news of the day when the closing bell rang at 4 PM, however that all changed with the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Both are bombshells and both have left lingering questions. Nevertheless, the market feels more like a washout, while Sebelius' resignation could be a giant step toward clearing up what has been an effort by the administration to whitewash a disastrous law, and a ridiculous rollout.

How ironic it is that with 7.5 million sign-ups, Sebelius has only now been forced to fall on her sword.

There is no doubt in my mind that as soon as the details are revealed about the 7.5 million people who have signed up for ObamaCare, it will not be a pretty picture.

In the meantime, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a resolution to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. This moves the issue to the full House, and ultimately to the Justice Department where there could be an even greater showdown.

Moreover, the latest issue with Representative Elijah Cummings, whose tirade at having his mic cut off by Rep. Darrell Issa, was heard around the world. While I think it was wrong to cut his mic off, the fact is that his outrage smacked of disingenuousness, or a set-up for some future cover. In this case, it was his role in the IRS harassment of 'True the Vote' (see sidebar).


Charles Payne

Charles V. Payne is a regular contributor to the Fox Business and Fox News Networks. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Principle Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), founded in 1991 which provides subscription analytical services to both individual and institutional investors.
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