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  • Dems: House GOP interviewing 'confidential informant' over Uranium One

    02/07/2018 12:45:09 PM PST · by FreeReign · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:07 PM ET, Tue February 6, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats sounded the alarm Tuesday about their Republican counterparts planning to interview a "confidential informant" for the Uranium One probe. A letter from Reps. Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Intelligence committees, respectively, to the GOP chairmen of those committees said Republicans have been in contact with the informant for months without allowing Democrats access. The Democratic pair further said the Justice Department has already expressed to members of the committees that they had "serious credibility concerns" with the informant, and the two requested Democrats receive a transcript of the expected...
  • Schumer's constituency is the IRS - Still working and now will work overtime for more money

    01/20/2018 6:26:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Ecclesiastes 10:20 | 20 January 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Schumer owns this. The IRS for one will still be working. And, they will be working on authorized overtime now to make up time for getting taxes in. Schumer, Lewis and Cummings specifically are behind all of this. The liberals (both sides) want all of these immigrants here to pay taxes AND to vote to keep the liberals in power while they take advantage of them.
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • Former Flynn associate says phone records contradict whistleblower's account

    12/11/2017 4:33:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/17 | KYLE CHENEY
    A former business associate of Michael Flynn told lawmakers that phone records contradict an anonymous whistleblower's allegation that the ex-national security adviser sent an Inauguration Day text declaring a controversial Middle East nuclear energy deal "good to go," according to a letter released Monday. In an account provided to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in June — but made public only last week — the whistleblower said Alex Copson, a top official at ACU Strategic Partners, bragged on Inauguration Day about his relationship with Flynn, at one point flipping around his phone to reveal the text about the deal to build...
  • Cummings begins investigation into Kushner’s usage of private email account

    09/25/2017 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    A top House Democrat started an investigation Monday into White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s use of a private email account for official business, asking the president’s son-in-law to preserve all his communications and turn over his list of contacts and other records. In a letter to Mr. Kushner, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said it is “unclear” from recent press reports whether he complied with a federal law requiring White House employees to forward any private emails pertaining to official business to their government email account. As if...
  • Yes, antifa is the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis

    08/30/2017 5:01:55 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2017 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Last weekend in Berkeley, Calif., a group of neo-communist antifa — “anti-fascist” — thugs attacked peaceful protesters at a “No to Marxism in America” rally, wielding sticks and pepper spray, and beating people with homemade shields that read (I kid you not) “No Hate.” The Post reports how one peaceful protester “was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself.” Members of the Berkeley College Republicans were then stalked by antifa goons who followed them to a gas station and demanded they “get the [expletive] out” of their car,...
  • 'A Slap in the Face' - Bush meeting with Jackson a slap in the face say Black conservatives

    08/07/2003 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies · 293+ views
    Insight ^ | Aug. 1, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A meeting between George W. Bush and the Rev. Jesse Jackson after the president addressed the National Urban League in Pittsburgh on Monday has black Republicans roiling with anger and incomprehension. "We are outraged that the people around the president would do such a thing," said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE). "This amounts to aiding and abetting a hustler who has been exposed and is a total repudiation of people like my father, Roy Innis, who have been fighting for a positive cause for years." The 15-minute closed-door meeting also was attended by Rep. Elijah...
  • Md. lawmakers consider anthrax investigation commission

    11/21/2008 4:37:52 PM PST · by Prunetacos · 1 replies · 1,777+ views
    U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Washington, D.C., office was shuttered in 2001 after anthrax spores were found, so he’s “very sensitive” to the investigation into the crime, he said. Now, Cummings said he supports a review of the investigation. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., proposed legislation in September to create a congressional commission to investigate the attacks and the federal government’s response. “Whatever we have to do to get to the bottom of this anthrax issue, we need to do it,” Cummings said. Holt’s bipartisan commission would mirror the 9/11 commission and make recommendations on how to prevent such attacks and...
  • Cummings: Why does Kushner still have a security clearance?

    06/21/2017 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 21, 2017 | Austin Wright
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, wants the White House to explain why senior adviser Jared Kushner still has a security clearance despite reports he failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials and businessmen. Cummings sent a letter signed by all the Democrats on his committee to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Wednesday requesting documents by July 5, including Kushner’s security clearance application and records of his contacts with Russians. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, omitted dozens of contacts with foreign leaders on his security clearance application, The New York...
  • Democrats: Special Forces Who Were On The Ground In Benghazi Are Liars

    01/14/2016 1:57:10 PM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Jay Caruso
    It takes a lot of nerve to say to somebody in the special forces, "You're a liar." Especially when you're a Democrat politician and your allegiance is not to the truth so much as it is to seeing Hillary Clinton being elected President. But that is basically what Democrats are saying about Kris Paronto, John Tiegen and others who were on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012. The movie, '13 Hours' premiers this week and according to the men on the ground, a "stand down" order was given.
  • [ From October 8, 2013] Is This How IRS Cover-up Works? (Old Story Now Makes Sense)

    05/29/2017 4:30:21 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he is confident the story behind the IRS’s targeting of tea-party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status will eventually come out. But patience will have to be a virtue. Issa’s staff acknowledged late last month that the IRS had handed over to the committee a little more than 10 percent of the documents the IRS itself has admitted are relevant to the committee’s investigation. Issa mentioned the case of “Susanne,” a lawyer whom he said had worked for Democrats on the House Oversight Committee until 2008....
  • Liberal Congressman Gives Media Pep Talk: ‘This Is Your Moment...We Cannot Afford to Lose This One’

    05/19/2017 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 19, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    While speaking to reporters Friday morning at the U.S. Capitol, liberal Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings (Md.) gave his fellow lefties a pep talk and marching orders, telling them that “this is your moment” and “we cannot afford to lose” this fight for America (against President Trump and his supporters).  Cummings spoke following a briefing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the firing of FBI Director James Comey and, prior to his mini-speech, complained about the firing having “turned into a mess” and applauded Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel on the Russia investigation. a href=>Liberal Rep. Cummings Gives Media...
  • Cummings wants ‘emergency hearings’ over Comey firing

    05/09/2017 5:39:34 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9 May 17 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday demanded “immediate emergency hearings” over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Congress needs to have immediate emergency hearings to obtain testimony directly from Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions, the deputy attorney general and FBI Director Comey,” Cummings said in a statement. “The White House was already covering up for [former national security adviser] Michael Flynn by refusing to provide a single document to Congress, and now the President fired the one independent person who was doing the most to investigate President Trump and his [2016] campaign over allegations of coordination with Russia.” Cummings...
  • Trump's surprise: calls CBC's Cummings three times to strategize

    03/31/2017 11:15:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Axios ^ | March 30, 2017 | Caitlin Owens
    How serious is President Trump about drug prices? Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings tells me that Trump has called him three times to follow up on their conversation at the White House earlier this month. And Trump's not just talking about letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, Cummings says. It's even worse for Republicans — because Trump is also talking about importing cheaper drugs from other countries. Why it matters: Trump has said many times he wants to do something about drug prices, and has terrified both the pharmaceutical industry and free-market Republicans with his talk of doing more price negotiations. They...
  • Chaffetz: ‘Curious’ That State Dept Still Won’t Release Clinton Emails

    03/17/2017 9:15:31 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 17, 2017 | Nick Bolger
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) remains intent on finishing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server and lambasted the State Department on Wednesday for delaying the release of relevant documents. "We need to understand the gravity of this. There is a reason the State Department, years after, is still holding off on giving us documents," Chaffetz told Fox News. "The more they want to hold them, the more curious we are on what's in them." Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has committed to further probe Clinton's email activity even after she lost the presidential...
  • Cummings: There 'very well may be' connection between Bharara firing and investigations into Trump

    03/12/2017 9:06:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said there could be a connection between the firing of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and investigations into President Trump. During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Cummings, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said the president has the right to fire U.S. attorneys. But he noted that not very long ago, the president said he was willing to "keep the U.S. attorney there in New York." "And then suddenly, he's, I guess, changed his mind," Cummings said. "I'm just curious as to why that is and certainly there's a lot of questions...
  • Elijah Cummings: ‘Happy’ to Meet with Trump who He Says ‘is My President’ (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying he’s “happy” to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the president’s assertion that he didn’t want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump “is my president.” Thursday afternoon Cummings – who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House “ASAP” if he were to get a call...
  • Reps. Pelosi, Cummings, and NY Times all fall for tweet from fake Flynn account

    02/15/2017 9:42:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Democratic Reps. Nancy Leosi and Elijah Cummings issued statements calling for an investigation into the activities of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, citing a tweet that suggested other people were involved in the incident. The New York Times also cited the tweet in their reporting. The problem for Pelosi, Cummings, and the Times is that the tweet originated on a fake Michael Flynn Twitter account. USA Today: "I believe we need to hold a public hearing with Flynn to get to the bottom of this," Cummings said during a news conference on Capitol Hill, citing the parody tweet. Pelosi...
  • Pelosi and Cummings peddle fake news on Gen. Flynn

    02/14/2017 5:21:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/14/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    This will come as a shock, but Nancy Pelosi and Elijah Cummings want to make political hay out of the Gen. Michael Flynn affair. They want us to believe that Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador is just the tip of a large iceberg of secret, nefarious communications between Team Trump and the Russkies. Never mind that there isn’t even anything nefarious about Flynn’s conversation as reported by those who offer the least innocent version of it.Today, Pelosi and Cummings held a joint press conference, during which Cummings intoned: Madame Leader, just this morning, Flynn tweeted that he is a...
  • House Oversight leaders want ethics review of Conway's comment on Ivanka Trump

    02/09/2017 4:38:50 PM PST · by detective · 99 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 9, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    The two top lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee are joining forces to request an Office of Government Ethics review of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway urging TV viewers to buy Ivanka Trump's merchandise. A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), confirmed Thursday that Cummings and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) would jointly send a letter requesting the ethics review. Chaffetz said Conway's remarks on Fox & Friends" were "clearly over the line" and "unacceptable," according to The Associated Press.