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Cummings Responds to Partisan Republican Investigation of 2010 Uranium Deal

Oct 25, 2017
Press Release

Cummings Responds to Partisan Republican Investigation of 2010 Uranium Deal

 

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement in response to Chairmen Trey Gowdy  and Devin Nunes’ sudden announcement yesterday of a Republican-led investigation into the Uranium One deal:  

“Apparently, if President Trump says ‘jump,’ House Republicans say ‘how high’?  And if he says ‘heel,’ they stand down from conducting serious, credible oversight.  House Republicans jumped to do President Trump’s bidding by launching a partisan investigation after he tweeted about allegations relating to Hillary Clinton from 2010.  At the same time, they have systematically walled off the White House from serious congressional scrutiny despite a host of grave allegations involving unconstitutional foreign payments, illegal obstruction of justice, incompetence in responding to natural disasters, and violations of good government laws.  Instead of conducting partisan investigations that are nothing but distractions, our committees should work in a bipartisan manner to secure our democracy against imminent foreign threats.”

President Trump has tweeted allegations about the Uranium One deal four times since his inauguration, most recently six days ago:


March 27, 2017:  Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump  Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....

March 28, 2017:  Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump Why doesn’t Fake News talk about Podesta ties to Russia as covered by @FoxNews or money from Russia to Clinton - sale of Uranium?

July 22, 2017:  Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump ...What about all of the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches etc.

October 19, 2017:  Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump  Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!

In contrast, Gowdy has refused multiple requests to conduct basic oversight of the Trump Administration:

  • He has refused a request for a subpoena to compel the White House to produce documents it is withholding relating to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn that were requested on a bipartisan basis on March 22, 2017.
  • He has refused a request for a subpoena to compel the White House to produce documents it is withholding relating to private email accounts used by the President’s top aides, including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who reportedly defied the Committee’s direction and relocated their accounts to the Trump Organization.
  • He has refused a request to even seek documents from the White House regarding its horrendous response to the hurricanes that battered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, following the model of his predecessor, former Republican Chairman Tom Davis, who requested White House documents after Hurricane Katrina.

 

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