Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) enacted a “secret” Memorandum of Understanding to “target” President Trump and subpoena all his financial and banking records.
This comes as ranking committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) found out and sent a letter to Cummings demanding answers.
As reported by Sara A Carter, Jordan’s letter indicates that other MOUs have apparently been signed and agreed to with House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca, who has promised to continue investigations into the president despite findings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office that there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s 400 page report several weeks ago and the redacted version of the report is expected to be released by the DOJ this Thursday.
On Monday, Jordan sent a memorandum explaining his objections to the partisan behavior of Cummings and “unprecedented subpoena to Mazars USA LLP.”
“We’d describe (the MOUs) as an agreement to conspire and coordinate their efforts to attack and investigate POTUS,” said a congressional official with knowledge of the MOUs. “This is not how committee’s normally operate. Dems aren’t interested in legislating. Only attacking POTUS,”per Sara Carter.
Jordan objected to the secret MOUs and criticized the Democrats who “did not consult with Republican Members of the Committee or allow Members to consider and debate the terms of your MOU before executing the MOU with Chairwoman Waters. You did not disclose the MOU’s existence to Members or the American people until after I raised the matter.” (Continued Below)
According to Rep. Jordan’s letter, he asked Cummings to “provide greater transparency around your secretive conduct.” Further, he requested that Cummings answer questions about the MOUs.
“If you intend to continue to use the Committee’s limited resources to attack President Trump for political gain, I hope that you will at least be transparent about your actions. Your ability to function as a fair and unbiased finder of fact is now at grave risk. The Members of the Committee — and, more importantly, the American citizens we represent– deserve to know exactly how you are leading this Committee. I look forward to your detailed answers to these questions.” Jordan wrote.
The Ohio Congressman asked 11 specific questions demanding answers from Rep. Cummings. (See letter below)
Investigative journalist, Sara A. Carter, weighed in on the matter Tuesday evening with host Sean Hannity and said, “Jordan discovered this within recent days that Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and Elijah Cummings withheld this from the ranking member and that’s against the committee rules.”
She added, “They basically signed these Memorandum of Understandings in secrecy. It’s kind of like a pact between all of them to basically go after and target President Trump. They are going to have a huge fight on their hands, because the Mueller investigation has been wrapped up. They found no conspiracy, no collusion with Russia. They are looking for something something else, they are digging deeper, and I know Congressmen Jordan and Meadows are very angry about this.”
Rep. Jim Jordan’s official letter to Chairman Cummings with 11 questions:
Watch as Sara Carter weighs in:
(H/T Sara A. Carter)