Congressman Elijah Cummings gets caught providing a little “quid pro quo,” Hillary Clinton style!

Ahhh…, Mr. Elijah “holier than thou” Cummings!

Mr. Elijah “I’m above reproach” Cummings!

Mr. Elijah “I’m beyond question” Cummings!

Mr. Elijah…, okay…, I think you get the idea.

According to Adam Shaw for Fox News, “House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings’ wife reportedly paid her for-profit organization with money from her separate charity as part of a cost-sharing arrangement, a revelation that is adding to mounting ethical questions surrounding her financial dealings.”

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“The Daily Caller obtained documents showing that Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’ charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS), paid over $250,000 between 2013 and 2015 to her similarly named for-profit organization, Global Policy Solutions LLC (GPS).”

There is a related article by Brooke Singman, of Fox News, which is titled, “Cummings fights ‘baseless’ allegations against wife’s non-profit agency.”

Have we EVER seen a title like that on an article about President Trump?

A title that would go like, “President Trump fights ‘baseless’ allegations against himself and his family?”

No.

President Trump does not enjoy the same presumption of innocence like Representative Cummings or his wife it seems.

How stupid of me!  Of course, President Trump is a republican and Cummings is a democrat.  What was I thinking?

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President Trump represents and fights for the American people, while Cummings and his wife are card carrying members of “the swamp!”

Cummings and his wife also enjoy the protection of the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media.”  Although being black, their level of protection is not quite as comprehensive as, let’s say, a Nancy Pelosi or a Jerrold Nadler.

“The documents outline a cost-sharing agreement by which the center shares ‘equipment, facilities, personnel costs and sundry other services.’ But the center also pays GPS 5 percent of the center’s expenses for ‘managing its programs and operations.’”

‘“The Caller’ calculated those management fees to be over $250,000.”

“Conservative watchdog The National Legal and Policy Center (NPLC) said that the latest report points to ‘self-dealing.’”

‘“It’s taking the charity’s resources and turning them into personal profits,’ National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) investigator Tom Anderson told the Caller. ‘IRS law doesn’t allow a charity for this purpose. This isn’t for the public interest, this is for her personal interest. You can’t do that.’”

Other nonprofit experts warned that the 5 percent fee was a red flag, particularly considering Rep. Cummings’ regulatory authority over business interests that fund the CGPS.

“That connection could be made,” Charity Watch President Daniel Borochoff told the Caller. “All the more reason to get rid of that 5 percent arrangement.”

This isn’t the first set of questions to be raised about the relationship between Cummings’ organizations. The NPLC alleged in a filing to the IRS last month that GPS and CGPS overlapped to derive “illegal private benefit.”

“According to The Washington Examiner, which first reported on that complaint, the nonprofit CGPS received over $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016. The report claims the nonprofit’s financial backers included Google, J.P. Morgan and Prudential, all of which had business interests before the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Cummings, and could pose a conflict of interest.”

Ya’ don’t say?

The very companies that have issues pending before the House Oversight Committee, which just so happens to be chaired by Elijah Cummings, are the same companies who made generous donations to his wife’s “nonprofit” organization.

Wow!  What a coincidence!

It couldn’t be anything but just sheer coincidence could it?

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And, of course…, in a statement to Fox News, Congressman Cummings blasted the report as “baseless” and “partisan.”

‘“These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs,’ Cummings said. ‘I am confident that they will be exposed for what they really are, a fabricated distraction from the important work being done on behalf of Americans, such as lowering the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.’”

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Ahhh…, so it’s a “hit job” by the ever present “right-wing mega-donors.”  Do you mean someone like George Soros, only on the conservative side as opposed to the socialist/liberal side?

I noticed that Mr. Elijah Cummings didn’t deny the claims…, he just attacks the claimers.

I’m not confident, but I am hoping that Cummings and his wife are exposed for what they are…, cheaters and liberals who feel they are above the law.

Rockeymoore Cummings, in a statement to The Washington Post last month, blasted both the Examiner report and the complaint as a “hit piece.”

“It appears a conservative front group and a news outlet . . . are pushing a hit piece filled with faulty research, lies and innuendo in an attempt to tarnish my personal reputation, professional work and public service as well as that of my spouse,” Rockeymoore Cummings said in a statement to the Post, calling the effort a “distasteful attempt to intimidate my family into silence at such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history.”

Oooooh…, ahhhhh…, “a pivotal moment in our nation’s history!”

What is she talking about?

And you don’t have any personal reputation worth tarnishing by the way, Mrs. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.

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Let’s tell it like it is…, you’re just political climber who glommed onto a well-known politician who is old enough to be your father.

Bam!  That’s it.

And now…, on top of that, you’re not smart enough to keep your sugar daddy, or yourself, out of hot water.

Don’t worry…, I’m sure it’ll turn out okay for you.

Just use the Hillary Clinton defense…, play stupid, and deny, deny, deny.

In your case, playing stupid won’t be that much of a stretch.

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Fox News’ Brooke Singman also contributed to this report.

 

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Was Michael Cohen testifying before Congress today or just putting on a show scripted by the democrats?

The answer to that question is both.

Which really makes this whole thing an absolute sham, just like the rest of the Mueller investigation.

During questioning, President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted that he had worked with democrat congressmen Adam Schiff of California and Elijah Cummings of Maryland in preparation for the hearings.

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Wait…, what?!

Is that even legal?

I know it’s unethical!

The double standard allowed here by the “biased, liberal, fake news media” is just incredible.

I guess the democrats just wanted to make sure they got the biggest bang for their buck out of Mr. Cohen.

It is well known that Mr. Schiff and Mr. Cummings are Trump haters through and through, as well as being politicians that wouldn’t know the truth if they tripped over it.

Even though Cohen regurgitated his liberal directed lines well, he obviously has learned his lesson regarding lying under oath.

“Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia,” Cohen testified.  “I do not. I want to be clear. But, I have my suspicions.”

Well, you go on and have all of the suspicions you want Mike.  All of your suspicions and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.

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According to Brooke Singman of Fox News, “Cohen hearing opens with fireworks as Republicans move to postpone testimony.”

“After former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is sworn in before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Mark Meadows moved to postpone the hearing because written testimony, evidence was not received 24 hours in advance.”

“House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., led the bid to delay Cohen’s testimony, saying President Trump’s former lawyer and his legal team ignored rules calling for documents and records to be available at least 24 hours in advance.”

“Cohen’s testimony was turned over the night before the hearing, while documents were made available the morning of the hearing.”

“Committee rules require witnesses to provide their testimony to Congress 24 hours in advance of a hearing. We know that rule was intentionally violated, as an adviser of Mr. Cohen’s felt the need to go on CNN last night and explicitly state his suggestion that Mr. Cohen ‘hold his statement’ as long as possible ‘so the other side can’t chew it up,’” Meadows said. ‘Lo and behold, we didn’t get Mr. Cohen’s statement till 11:00 p.m. last night and didn’t receive any of the ‘evidence’ until this morning.’”

“He added, ‘Today’s hearing is in explicit violation of the rules. It should be postponed immediately.’”

“Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, also argued that the evidence and exhibits were not given to the minority staff at a reasonable time.”

‘“CNN had it before we did.  They had the exhibits before we did,’ Jordan said, later adding that ‘this is the first time a convicted perjurer has been brought back to be a star witness in a hearing.’”

“After a recorded vote, the motion failed, and the hearing proceeded.”

Are the democrats just incapable of following any types of rules whatsoever?

It sure appears that way.

While at the same time the republicans are always held to the strictest letter of the law.

The behavior of the “biased, liberal, fake news media” is just so blatantly unfair.  They are unabashed co-conspirators in the liberal narrative.

“Cohen went on to testify that Trump is a ‘racist, a con man, and a cheat.’”

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

Cohen also testified that, “Trump did not directly tell me to lie.”

You just figured that out on your own, huh?

Cohen also admitted to recording some of his conversations with Donald Trump, when Trump was his client, without Trump’s knowledge.

With friends, and lawyers, like that, who needs enemies?!

“Cohen also is testifying that Trump knew that adviser Roger Stone was reaching out to WikiLeaks concerning the publication of stolen Democratic National Committee emails but apparently will not claim Trump directed those communications.”

So what exactly is he saying here?  I don’t get it.  So what?

“In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.”

Congratulations Mr. Mueller.  None of this has anything to do with “Russian collusion,” nor does it implicate President Trump in anything or in any way.

WINNING!

 

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