As we continue to wait for the Mueller report --- at this writing, just one more day --- investigative reporter Sara A. Carter shows us why the Democrats, at this point, really don’t even care what it says. They’re intent on going after the President no matter what. Sure, they’ll comb through the 400-page report to find every redaction they can scream about and every turn of phrase they can use against him, and considering the deeply partisan people who worked on it, they may find some things. But given the probability that the report won’t provide them with that knock-out punch they need, they’re simultaneously executing “Plan B.”
It somehow came to Rep. Jim Jordan’s attention that Democratic House committee chairs have been secretly conspiring to investigate President Trump with the goal of taking him down. Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Maxine Waters of the Financial Services Committee have executed a secret “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) agreeing that both their committees will target Trump and subpoena all his financial and banking records. That’s right, they made an anti-Trump pact. And the subpoenas are already starting to fly; it was one served by Cummings to Mazars USA LLP for Trump’s records going back to 2009 that specifically drew Jordan’s ire.
And this apparently isn’t the only such MOU. Another one included Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and who promised to continue investigating Trump even though Mueller’s team could make no case for conspiracy with Russia.
Sara Carter learned of all this through a letter sent by Jordan, the ranking Republican on the Oversight Committee, to Cummings that expressed his objection to such secret partisan behavior, which is against House rules. A congressional official with knowledge of the MOUs told her, “We’d describe [them] as an agreement to conspire and coordinate their efforts to attack and investigate POTUS. This is not how committees normally operate. Dems aren’t interesting in legislating. Only attacking POTUS.”
In his letter, Jordan strongly condemned the secrecy of what they were doing. “If you intend to continue to use the Committee’s limited resources to attack President Trump for political gain,” he wrote, 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...”
That passage is followed by a list of 11 detailed questions for Cummings. This work by Jordan is absolutely stellar, and Carter’s story (at the link below) includes all his questions, which Cummings will likely ignore. This revelation is just one more step in uncovering the ACTUAL “collusion” that is going on, right now, within our own government to take down President Trump.