Monday, January 14, 2019

Democrat Lawmaker Elijah Cummings Vows to Work Overtime Investigating Trump

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, now the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, recently stated his intention to “hit the ground, not running, but flying,” while investigating President Trump.

Cummings, an outspoken critic of the president and his administration, vowed to look at “anything” in his and Democrats’ efforts to further investigate Trump – something which seemingly amused the Maryland Congressman.

However, Cummings noted that time was short for the president’s opponents, who will have until the 2020 election to carry out their investigations.

Later, Cummings implied that President Trump is working to benefit himself, stating his intention to discover whether “the president is making a deal – whether he’s making it in his self-interest, or that of the country.”

With Democrats reclaiming control of the House in January, Cummings and others have repeatedly promised an endless stream of investigations into President Trump and his administration.

From The New York Post:

The new chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee said his panel will hit the ground “not running, but flying” to investigate the Trump administration.

Questioned that his committee would have just two years before the 2020 election to probe the Trump White House, Rep. Elijah Cummings said the window is even smaller.

“Less than that. Actually, less than that. The Congress doesn’t meet but so many days in a year. And all I’m saying is that we’ve got to hit the ground, not running, but flying,” Cummings (D-Md.) said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday evening.

While other House panels — like the intelligence and judiciary committees — are restricted to specific areas, Cummings’ committee is not.

We can look at “anything. But the fact that we can look at anything is part of the problem. There’s so much,” he said with a chuckle. “No, I’m serious. There’s so much.”

Cummings’ staff has already sent out scores of letters to government officials, the White House and the Trump Organization seeking documents related to investigations that the panel is expected to launch, the news show said.

The investigations could involve Cabinet members’ use of government-owned aircraft and foreign money being spent at Trump businesses like his Washington, DC, hotel.

Cummings said he believes the president is profiting from his time in the White House.

“It’s not okay. And — but this is the other piece — I still believe that people, the average citizen, the guys on my block, they ought to know if the president is making a deal, whether he’s making it, making it in his self-interest or that of the country,” Cummings said.

The White House said such claims are “baseless.”

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