Bummer: Elijah Cummings Whines About White House Not Turning Over Witch Hunt Material

Elijah E. Cummings (Democrat Maryland) is the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and a massive whiner infused with Trump Derangement Syndrome, but he’s Very Upset that the White House is refusing to cooperate with its Very Important Investigations, as he is given a perch in the Washington Post opinion pages

In November, the American people voted overwhelmingly to put Democrats in charge of the House of Representatives to start serving as a truly independent check and balance on the executive branch. Since then, President Trump and his allies have complained of “Presidential Harassment,” decrying Democrats for having the audacity to request documents and witnesses to fulfill our constitutional responsibilities.

See? Must be Very Important Stuff!

The problem is that the White House is engaged in an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction.

I serve as chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, the primary investigative body in the House of Representatives. I have sent 12 letters to the White House on a half-dozen topics — some routine and some relating to our core national security interests. In response, the White House has refused to hand over any documents or produce any witnesses for interviews.

Let me underscore that point: The White House has not turned over a single piece of paper to our committee or made a single official available for testimony during the 116th Congress.

ZOMG!

One of the most important investigations we are conducting is a review of White House security clearances. The White House argues that Congress is not entitled to any information about individual employees, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his communications with the Russians; current national security adviser John Bolton, who worked directly with the gun rights group founded by now-convicted Russian spy Maria Butina; or the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was reportedly given access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets over the objections of then-White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and others.

We are also examining the president’s “hush money” payments to silence women alleging affairs before the election, as well as the president’s failure to divulge these payments on his financial disclosure forms, as required by federal law. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen provided copies of reimbursement checks signed long after Trump became president during our hearing with him, but the White House has refused to turn over any of the documents we requested. Instead, officials let us read 30 pages, about half of which were already public or entirely blacked out.

He has more, but, really, the majority of what he wants is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome and personal. It has little to do with what is happening in the Executive Branch, and much has to do with the runup to Trump winning the election.

The White House has also refused to produce any documents or witnesses in response to our other investigations, including White House officials’ alleged use of personal email in violation of federal law; ..

Remember when Team Obama was slow-walking and even refusing to release any information on their own use of private emails, some of which used aliases designed to circumvent the law, and Democrats in Congress did all they could to protect them, as did the Washington Post? Remember how the same people protected Hillary Clinton, and wanted no investigations of her?

Similarly, the Obama White House produced many documents and emails relating to the Solyndra controversy, as well as witnesses and documents regarding the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, including communication between top White House officials and National Security Council staff.

Remember how they slow walked these same incidents, claimed executive privilege, and refused to release some documents as well as make Executive Department employees available? Then we get to things like Operation Fast and Furious, Loretta Lynch meeting Bill Clinton, and so much more.

Cummings can yammer on about it being a Constitutional responsibility all he wants, but this is not oversight, it’s hardcore personal political attacks. When Trump complains about there being witch hunts, what Cummings is doing is the definition.

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12 Responses to “Bummer: Elijah Cummings Whines About White House Not Turning Over Witch Hunt Material”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    When does he not whine? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH: Whatabout Obama!!!!! Whatabout Emails!!!!

    Chairman Cummings and the Committee will issue subpoenas.

    Trump will likely stonewall Congress to the delight of his minions.

    What is trump hiding?

    • formwiz says:

      Elijah?

      Ol’ Bullethead?

      The guy who was booed by his own constituents during the Baltimore riots?

      What are the Demos hiding that they can’t get on with the country’s business?

  3. StillAlive says:

    The house under Obama investigated his administrations POLICIES. They did not investigate the man himself. There is a drastic difference.

    Have you noticed they have found almost nothing in Trump’s policies to investigate. No fast and furious or meetings on the tarmac or all the other stuff going on at the Obama hold over DOJ or FBI. They are investigating TRUMP for being ORANGE MAN BAD.

    This is something the left cannot wrap their heads around. I know they are going after TRUMP because the right went after OBAMA but in fact the right was going after Obama policies and most likely would have resulted in his underlings facing problems and not Obama himself.

    In the Democrats place they are simply going after TRUMP personally because he stands up to them, calls them out and makes fun of them. Look at Jeb Bush. The presidents polices are dangerous he proclaims. Which one exactly? Oh that would be the going it alone policy of isolating America. Our allies feel they cant trust the USA. That is a subjective opinion and is meant to bash Trump. Now I don’t mind Bush bashing trump personally. Trump did it to Bush so turn about is fair play.

    What these stupido’s dont get is they are undermining the presidency.

    McCAIN HIRED FUSHION GPS TO DO THE STEELE DOSSIER THEN TURNED IT OVER TO THE FBI…..It was MCCAIN WHO STARTED THE WHO STEELE DOSSIER NOT CLINTON even though Clinton then took it and told the Obama DOJ and FBI to go after trump with it including Obama himself being briefed on its contents.

    See the difference here is simple. Yes Trump goes after people personally so the Democrats are going after Trump personally. They have turned a verbal push by the president into a full blown riot in the school grounds using sticks, knives and rocks to bash the brains out of the bully who simply asked for their lunch money.

    What ever happened to the Democrats? Somewhere along the way they have lost their collective minds and are no longer the party of JFK but the party of Joseph Stalin. It is very personal for them. Trump went after Obama as a private citizen. Saying he was born in Kenya. While running for president he held a news conference and said Obama was an American Citizen to put it behind him.

    There is personal and there is political. The GOP was political. The democrats have made it personal and that is why they are suffering extreme ORANGE MAN BAD SYNDROME even to the point Jeffery was defending FOX NEWS when I started speaking bad about them.

    Craziness. Guess what happens when the next Democrat gets in office? You guesses it. Nothing Personal friends, but KIM JONG UN helped BETO get elected or what the FF ever.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      SA typed: What these stupidos don’t get is they are undermining the presidency.

      Trump is undermining the US Presidency. Trump.

      SA typed: they have found almost nothing in Trump’s policies to investigate.

      That’s just not true. The security clearances afforded to underlings. Paying off porn stars while President. WH staff using unsecured EMAIL! accounts. Kushner relationship with Saudi investors. Trump dealings with Russia. Emoluments clause violations.

      A GOP Congress will investigate a Dem prez regardless of what happens now. Some of it likely valid, some not.

      • formwiz says:

        No, The Donald is saving the country from the ineptitude of the Mocha Messiah.

        He’s also saving it from the Commies. That’s why Jessica hates him and all the people who support him.

        That’s just not true. The security clearances afforded to underlings. Paying off porn stars while President. WH staff using unsecured EMAIL! accounts. Kushner relationship with Saudi investors. Trump dealings with Russia. Emoluments clause violations.

        And in each case, no there there.

        Just a lot of baseless charges that nobody but Commie fanatics believes.

        • Bill Bear says:

          “And in each case, no there there.”

          formwiz is, of course, lying.

          We already know that Michael Cohen made illegal payments to porn stars with whom Donald Trump had sex — and that he did so at the direction of Donald Trump.

          We already know that White House staff has been using unsecured email accounts.

          We already know that Trump had dealings with Russia.

          When facts are inconvenient, regressives like formwiz simply ignore the facts and continue to spread lies.

  4. StillAlive says:

    Donald Trump says that elections might be unfair, swayed or not truly legit.

    The LEFT LOST THEIR COLLECTIVE MINDS>

    Guess what. The left is now declaring the 2016 election as being UNFAIR, SWAYED and NOT LEGIT.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Because THEY lost.

    • StillAlive says:

      And finally before I saddle my horse and go feed the methane farting cows and hitch my three children with yokes to plow the frozen ground because I wont have oxen, horses or Tractors to FEED YOU GUYS.

      I have to get this planting in because I might be taxed a 100,000.00 dollars for having a couple tractors the belch CO2. Or the 816 cows at last count who fart methane might be taken to market and slaughtered. Even my 6 horses might have to be put down because they fart methane too.

      I don’t know how you guys are going to eat. I guess my new tractor which will be subsidized by the fed government might have a dozen solar panels, a bank of batteries and a 100 foot windmill on top of it. So now working before the sun comes up or goes down. No driving around the property on ATV’s. I have to buy golf carts which cant get up half the hills on my property.

      I don’t know what you guys are going to eat. I guess the East and West coasters think that McDonalds beams their food into a microwave from outer space using a molecular reenergizer.

      I don’t know what you guys are going to eat when they begin taxing me heavily for my egregious expulsion of CO2 and I have to raise my prices. Then the guys who come in and mow my hay and ball it for me and cover it have to raise their prices because they are taxed heavily on their equiptment. And then the guys that pick up all my harvest and take it to silo’s for dispensing have to charge me way more to do that because they are being heavily taxed for their trucks expelling co2.
      Then you have the Silo managers who have to use electricity which can only be generated using vastly expensive electricity have to raise their prices to store your goods before it is brought to market. Then the trucks that come and pick it up or in many cases the TRAINS who come and pick it up have to charge more because they are being heavily taxed for their co2 expulsion.

      And on down the line it goes until a hamburger is now 20.00. A gallon of Milk is now 18.00. A loaf of break is 15.00.

      BUH, BUH, BUH cry the left and no one will hear them because guess what? Their cell phones, computers and INTERNET ARE GONE. NO ONE TO HEAR THEM BITCH and scream for Justice. They shit in their mess kit and now they get to spend every penny they can possibly earn just to eat. But that doesn’t leave any for a car, toys, phones, internet or even a decent home to live in.

      Its off to work I go. Working 12-14 hours a day to feed the LEFT and the RIGHT alike, until I can’t which will come sooner rather than later under a Democratic run country now rushing headlong to embrace communism using the AGW scare tactic to hide their true motives.

  5. Bill Bear says:

    “They are investigating TRUMP for being ORANGE MAN BAD.”

    StillAlive is, of course, lying.

    Trump is being investigated for possible criminal acts, including campaign finance violations and collusion with foreign nations to affect the outcome of a US election.

    QUESTION: If the President of the United States is suspected of having broken the law, should he be considered immune from investigation and prosecution? In short: Is the President above the law?

  6. Bill Bear says:

    Porter Good (William Teach) wrote:

    “the majority of what he wants is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome and personal.”

    Porter Good is, of course, lying. Under our Constitution, Congress has the right and the responsibility to exercise oversight regarding the activities and policies of the Executive Branch.

    However, because the current administration is Republican, and the House is under Democratic control, Good is not pretending that any oversight is frivolous and malicious.

    This simply is not the case — but a hyper-partisan fabulist like Porter Good can make himself believe anything he wants.

    “this is not oversight”

    This is still a lie, no matter how many times Porter Good repeats it.

    • Bill Bear says:

      Correcting a typo in my comment above:

      “However, because the current administration is Republican, and the House is under Democratic control, Good is now pretending that any oversight is frivolous and malicious.”

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