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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...
  • Democrats Cheered An Investigation Into Anti-Clinton Bias At The FBI. It Keeps Finding Pro-Clinton..

    01/31/2018 2:22:40 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/30/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats were thrilled in January 2017 when Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz launched a probe into the DOJ and FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Two House Democrats, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Michigan Rep. John Conyers, first requested an IG investigation into the FBI over alleged illegal leaks damaging to Clinton in an Oct. 4 2016 letter. Horowitz, an Obama appointee, announced his investigation into the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Clinton probe four months later in January. Cummings praised Horowitz’s decision at the time, saying the investigation was needed to stave off...
  • Covert Operation Requested by Anti-Gun Dems to Bust Illegal Internet Sales Comes up Empty

    01/04/2018 11:56:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 4, 2018
    An investigation requested by two fierce anti-gun members of Congress to determine if firearms are purchased illegally from internet dealers has come up empty. Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren demanded the probe in the aftermath of mass shootings and the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), conducted a lengthy covert operation to try to purchase firearms illegally from internet dealers. All 72 of Congressional investigators’ attempts to purchase a firearm illegally via the surface web were unsuccessful, slamming Cummings’ and Warren’s claims that guns are easily obtained by criminal elements on the internet....
  • 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 · 10 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...
  • 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
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 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=http://www.mrctv.org/videos/liberal-rep-cummings-gives-media-pep-talk-your-momentwe-cannot-afford-lose>Liberal Rep. Cummings Gives Media...
  • Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

    04/21/2017 10:58:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: “things change.” So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for Republicans to gloat, rest on their laurels, or assume they’ll control both houses of congress for the foreseeable future. That said, the current sorry state of the Democrat party was put into sharp focus by Elijah Cummings on today’s Morning Joe. Asked by Donny Deutsch to mention three “up-and-coming...
  • Cummings calls for FBI letter clarification before end of weekend

    Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, talks with Rachel Maddow about FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress Friday, the political context and timing, and calls for Comey to provide further, clarifying information before the weekend is out in the interest of fairness to Hillary Clinton.
  • State: Baltimore officer caused black man's broken neck

    06/20/2016 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Prosecutors tried one last time on Monday to persuade a Baltimore judge to convict the driver of a police wagon in which 25-year-old black arrestee Freddie Gray’s neck was broken on the way to a police station. Both sides delivered closing arguments after more than five days of testimony in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson on charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Other officers left Gray in handcuffs and leg shackles inside the paddy wagon, leaving him unable to protect himself from being slammed into the van’s metal walls during the ride. Prosecutors say Goodson “breached his duty” when...
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

    01/30/2016 9:34:03 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Wasington Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week, the White House announced Saturday, as the administration tries to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is becoming more voluminous. On Wednesday the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the the city’s western suburbs, that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, (according to its website). It is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Muslim centers and describes itself as aspiring “to be the...
  • Hung jury in first Baltimore police trial was one vote away from acquittal

    01/16/2016 11:18:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 16, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Every once in a while our society surprises me and that's what happened in Baltimore recently. When the first police officer in the Freddie Gray case went to court it ended in a mistrial. That was surprising enough in and of itself. I'm fairly sure that when the city, led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, decided to put the officers on trial they were fairly sure that any jury they seated would bring back a conviction. That's probably why they fought so hard against moving the case out to an area where they might find a slightly...
  • House passes bill to protect federal interns against harrassment

    01/12/2016 3:49:20 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 14 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | 1/12/16 | Jory Heckman
    Months after a hearing on sexual harassment at the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the House’s top government watchdogs has delivered on his promise to protect the youngest members of the federal workforce. The Federal Intern Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, unanimously passed the House on Monday.
  • Columnist: I’m More Afraid Of Legal Gun Owners Than Gun-Wielding Criminals

    01/08/2016 1:50:37 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/08/2016 | Scott Greet
    A Baltimore Sun columnist wrote in a Thursday op-ed that citizens who legally  own firearms are more frightening than the criminals who use the weapons on the  rough streets of her hometown.Tricia Bishop, deputy editorial page editor for the Baltimore paper,  explained how billboards advertisements for guns and everyday Americans carrying  them around made her sick.“I’m less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore… than I am by  those permitted gun owners,” Bishop  said.She says this because she believes as a middle-class white woman, she’s  shielded from her city’s criminal element but, in her opinion, she’s not  protected from...
  • Attempt to rob off duty officer using toy gun results in terminal failure

    12/20/2015 4:31:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>An off-duty Baltimore cop shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who police say tried to rob the officer with what turned out to be a toy gun.</p> <p>The shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on a block of homes decorated with Christmas lights in the Baltimore suburb of Linthicum Heights was being investigated by Anne Arundel County Police, Fox 45 reported. Police said, according to the the station, that the officer fired in self-defense. They identified the robbery suspect as 32-year-old Edel Moreland.</p>
  • Freddie Gray Family Attorney: White Cops Make Black Cops Act Like Racists

    12/17/2015 1:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. I have to mention this. I just saw this on CNN. I have to mention this. I'll get back to what do the female jihadists get after they martyr themselves and end up in paradise. Just hang on. I'm watching this guy, the lawyer for the Freddie Gray family in Baltimore, Billy Murphy. He's African-American, but I'm only mentioning that for information purposes. Nothing else. It's relevant now. They're discussing the mistrial. A black officer was on trial for murder, manslaughter, whatever it is, against -- as Marilyn Mosby said -- "a great young man," Freddie...
  • BREAKING: Judge declares hung jury after panel can't reach decision in Freddie Gray trial.

    12/16/2015 12:29:59 PM PST · by dirtboy · 189 replies
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  • HORROR! Two Men Doused With Gas- Set on Fire in Baltimore (SHOCKING VIDEO)*(WARNING GRAPHIC)

    12/05/2015 6:00:57 PM PST · by blueyon · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    So this just happened. Will Obama mention this in his next press conference? Two men were doused with gasoline and set on fire in Baltimore. HORROR! Two Men Doused With Gas- Set on Fire in Baltimore (SHOCKING VIDEO) Jim Hoft Dec 5th, 2015 7:36 pm 4 Comments So this just happened. Will Obama mention this in his next press conference? Two men were doused with gasoline and set on fire in Baltimore. black gas attack Bystanders stood around and watched, filmed the attack… and then posted it online! HUGE WARNING– VERY DISTURBING VIDEO
  • Ted Cruz WINS Maryland GOP Straw Poll Vote @ 23 Percent -- Ted Cruz POTUS Juggernaut Steamroller !

    11/22/2015 10:42:21 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 116 replies
    Maryland for Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-11-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz wins Maryland GOP Convention Straw Poll of Central Committee Members. Understand these are loyal GOP activist in a very moderate Republican Party. This is a major upset to Marco Rubio and the establishment. Cruz 63 votes Rubio 52 votes Trump. 49 votes. Carson 27 votes Paul, Bush, Christie, and Kasiach, each received between 16-20 votes .