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Elijah Cummings Calls Out The White House For Stonewalling Investigations: They Know What They’re Asking Is Not Accurate

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The investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into President Donald Trump, his Organization, his White House, his administration, his close circle and his White House seems now like it has been going on for many lifetimes. It certainly feels like much longer than two years ago at this point that the Justice Department (specifically, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) found itself forced to commission the former Director of the FBI to set up a probe to investigate the claims that the campaign to elect then Republican candidate Donald Trump as President of the United States and leader of the free world during the 2016 presidential election colluded with Russian state actors in order to steal the result of the election and the White House from rival Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and then committed obstruction of justice afterwards in a desperate attempt to cover it up.

Now, of course, the White House has the additional headaches of having to deal with investigations from Capitol Hill, as well as from Mueller and his team. Ever since the Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November of last year, many senior Democrats in Congress have been in very influential positions at the heads of various extremely powerful committees, requesting evidence, submitting subpoenas and generally making moves to make life extremely difficult for all those Trump allies who may have broken the law. One of those is the House Oversight Committee, whose Chair – Elijah Cummings – has suddenly found that the White House has been doing everything it can to make his investigations more difficult and stop him from finding the evidence he needs. A senior Trump aide and top White House official named Pat Cipollone reportedly wrote a letter to Cummings recently using very strong terms to try to dissuade him from digging any deeper into the Trump affairs:

“Once again, these actions disregard my earlier request to the Committee regarding contacts with former or current White House officials,” Cipollone wrote to Cummings in a late February letter, adding it’s “vital” such outreach is first done through the White House counsel’s office. “Consulting with my office will ensure that the Committee efficiently obtains access to the information and individuals to which it is entitled and that any disclosure of privileged information to Congress is properly authorized.”

Cummings called this out for what it is:

“The President’s lawyers they know that’s not accurate. It’s not accurate. So they’re basically stonewalling That’s what it is. They block us from everything.”

His fight is honorable and he will hopefully keep on pressing onward with it to uncover the truth.


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