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.

 

https://saraacarter.com/reps-elijah-cummings-maxine-waters-and-adam-schiff-sign-secret-mous-to-target-trump/?utm_source=Darkwire+Inc&utm_campaign=996bda70b1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_23_12_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f3d745e4f-996bda70b1-283239405

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  • Amelia Little

    04/22/2019 09:27 AM

    I know I'm not the best scholar on board here, but I have never heard of any other President having to turn over all records, tax reports, business dealings, etc. And, if they were important, shouldn't all those who run for President have to produce all this stuff before they can be left on the roster of potential candidates? And, it seems obama sealed a great deal of information about HIS life, even college records, and there were few who complained about that, no congressional committee demand he unseal ANY of his records to present to them. Let's just make up "rules" as we go along to promote our agenda--and, of course, we can knock those rules down at a later date when they would apply to some democrat. It would be a good idea to quit beating a dead horse and get on with real congressional work.

  • Oscar Williams

    04/20/2019 10:38 AM

    Sure. President Trump is the BEST thing to happen to the United States since the American Revolution or the Emancipation Proclamation. We have NEEDED this man for over a century! Some tout his economic impact, his NON-RACIAL governance, his COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY, elevation of people who have been crushed. Etc. Etc. But this phenomenon of the virtual public "crucifiction" of an outsider -- A non-politician. A businessman. A CHRISTIAN -- is a MORAL TRAVESTY. It is a SIN! It is the manifestation of Satanic PRIDE (of position, ownership, of RULE) and FEAR of losing one's "status" and identity. This is Herod wanting Mueller to report to him the whereabouts of the "crime of the millennium" of Donald Trump so he can send his henchmen to murder the Innocent one. We patriots have awakened to this moral DISEASE, and are applying the necessary antibiotic and antiseptics -- at the polls and on the street corner. I PRAY that we remain awake so that it NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. We must NOT slumber, for "government" is a beast that will become feral if not tamed perpetually.

  • Shari Schneider

    04/19/2019 12:45 AM

    Thank you for standing up for our President!

    I'm so disgusted with the behavior of some of our elected officials. What are they really doing for the PEOPLE who elected them? I doubt many would have wanted collusion investigated and even more will frown on their time being spent to impeach an elected President. What do our elected Senators and Congressmen REALLY do? I thought this was the Legislative Branch, not the Judicial.

    President Trump is flying the plane. so to speak. I don't want to have the plane crash!! I don't care if the pilot swears, is not the best character, or there was another person who could have flown the plane. We have this pilot and I want the pilot of the plane I am on to be successful in his flight.
    Instead of degrading the pilot and trying to strip him of his confidence, shooting bullets at him, tying him up, and etc., why not HELP him FLY the plane? Bring him a cup of coffee. Be his co-pilot. THE PLANE NEEDS TO LAND SAFELY!! I believe our elected officials are too much about their party and politics to really consider the damage they are doing to our COUNTRY!!

    The Democrats and media are really the ones doing much more damage to our country than Trump ever could do. They are the ones dividing it and insighting unrest.

    Where's the legislation to help with the immigration problem with new rules of immigration? Where is the help for the border patrol? What good have these elected officials done for the states they represent?

    The bigger problem is that all genocide has happened due to the belief of lies regarding other groups of people. A huge lie has been propagated and even with truth being presented regarding it, it is still not believed. People have lost their ability to decipher truth from lies, fact from fiction. They do not use critical thinking regarding the information presented them.

    I find it interesting that the Mueller reports sites release by Wikileaks of damaging information regarding Hillary Clinton before the election as related to Trump. No one thinks about how this damaging information was more true than the dossier. It was obtained from the DNC due to hacking. No one thinks about the irony that Hillary had an unsecure email server in her home with confidential government information on it that could be hacked. They pooh-poohed the idea she did anything wrong. Shoot, for all we know, maybe the bad information about her was initially obtained from hacking her own server!

  • Joyce Boehler

    04/18/2019 03:38 PM

    How can these MOU and the Chairs of these committees get away with this behavior. American tax dollars are being wasted on these witch-hunt tactics.

  • Carolyn Prater

    04/18/2019 03:30 PM

    The constant and specific attacks, at all costs, against our president has me questioning the very validity of the elections of such very un-American people! There needs to be a lot of investigating all right. We need to go on the offense and investigate these clowns!

  • Lynn (Earl) Morgan

    04/18/2019 10:19 AM

    These people are not doing the work of the people, they harm our society by fighting against the elected officials and blocking apointments. There should be a way we as a people could remove any person that desires to destroy instead of build. Shame to what we have become.

  • Tetiana Higgins

    04/18/2019 09:29 AM

    If someone is still wondering who the deep state are, stop wondering : they revealed themselves in this pact. Now it is up to ppl to figure out how to demolish them. I think now all the conservative forces have to change defensive strategy to counter - attack and simple aggressive attack. These are enemies not only of Donald Trump, but the majority of people in US, who is behind him. These DEMs are my enemies, my kids enemies, my church enemies ! They should be charged with treason !!! Their accounts and wealth should be questioned and scrutinized as well, starting from Clintons, Obama, Biden....

  • Alan Doud

    04/18/2019 07:01 AM

    The problem is not what they find, but the public and even themselves believing the lies they spin. Also, there is a great danger since they have so much power. Also, they have proven in the past that they can initiate and implement illegal actions. Look how often the Obama administration got away with this.

  • Bella Gray

    04/18/2019 04:05 AM

    What they are doing is called "Attempt to Overthrow Government." It is a federal crime. Someone needs to send them both a notification explain to them what they are committing.

    Advocating Overthrow of Gov't
    18 U.S. Code § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government

    US Code
    Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—
    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

    If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

  • April Allison-Garlow

    04/17/2019 09:15 PM

    Perhaps Rep. Jordan needs to alert the DOJ, these Democrats are getting further and further from their jobs as law makers, they've forgotten their function as Representatives---it's obvious if you take a look at the hardships of the people living in their districts. It's shameful self indulgence---the let them eat cake party!

  • William Morley

    04/17/2019 07:30 PM

    Is there not a way to remove these sh-heads from the position they hold in our government. The first thing they should be doing is their job of which the people chose them to do. They have not been doing that job, so there should not be a paycheck. If I don't do the job I was hired for, one of two things happen. I won't have a job, or I won't have a paycheck. Most likely both. How about this, If they don't perform the job they were elected to do, then the people should be able to vote to have them removed. that position would be then filled by the second runner-up of the same party. WE THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE What is it that Government doesn't know about the government they are supposed to be in charge of. Give us term limits and the right to replace anyone that can't do their job.
    Sincerely 81 and tired of the BS

  • C. Crystal Battarbee

    04/17/2019 07:08 PM

    This is absolutely shameful! I'm glad this is being exposed, but I would certainly hope that something is going to be done about it!

  • Norine Hawkins

    04/17/2019 06:46 PM

    I cannot believe what I just read!! This is blatantly treasonous! Why (other than Jim Jordan) are not the other elected Republicans in Congress not screaming bloody murder? Unbelievable! I am stunned beyond words!

  • Jerry Gooch

    04/17/2019 06:28 PM

    Mike, it sounds to me like the first coup attempt failed so they are trying again. This might just be phase 2 of the "Insurance Policy "!

  • Rick Bonham

    04/17/2019 05:53 PM

    Just one of the things I find most suspicious in this never ending Hatefest the DRats have engaged in with the Trump Presidency is the lack of action by the Republican Party to take the Offensive and start investigating on a Grand Scale the pre and post election criminal behavior of the DRat party. I suggest we look at the Tax Returns of all elected officials. Let’s see what their net worth was before being elected and each year they were in office. Let’s start with Mad Max. Hopefully they didn’t use their insider knowledge to enrich themselves while in office. Right Nancy? Chuck? Enough of this horse crap! Time to grab the bull by the horns and go on the offensive!!

  • Virginia Anderson

    04/17/2019 05:53 PM

    I see one of two things happening: 1) someone from within this traitorous cabal will come clean and rat on his fellow TDS pals, or 2) there will be a lot of chaos in and around the government for some time, and the Dems will proudly trumpet that this occurred in Trump's term, and he will be associated with it into the future. I'm pulling for #1 scenario, or we may all be toast in the USA.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    04/17/2019 05:50 PM

    The signing of the MOU by the Chair men/women, I believe is a conflict of interest, as they are inserting their personal views or even attempting a coup which leaves a moral stain on their performance (or lack of), and they should be removed from their office! Whether they realize it or not, the election of Trump should be honored, and they are not respecting the Office of the President and the will of the American voters. Their foolish behavior in unbecoming of the office they hold!!

  • Firewagon

    04/17/2019 04:47 PM

    "...every redaction they can scream about and every turn of phrase they can use against him...." With the coming indictments, recommenced to the DOJ, hopefully, there will be many fewer whacks afflicted with that 'fatal' TDS malady to have time for attacking President Trump, as they will be 'lawyering up' attempting to stay out of JAIL! AG Barr should not attempt to feed "We The Serfs" some low life 'fall guy.' This Shakespearian attempted coup d'etat goes ALL the way to the TOP of that former Obamanation Administration!

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    04/17/2019 03:41 PM

    Gov Huckabee, Can they actually request and receive those items about a duly elected sitting president, with no reason?

  • Douglas A Ally

    04/17/2019 03:21 PM

    An attempted coup must be rooted and destroyed. The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) must investigate and prosecute perpetrators without exclusion or exception.
    18 U.S. Code §?2384. Seditious conspiracy
    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

  • Helen Corey

    04/17/2019 03:01 PM

    Collusion against sitting president by Dems is treason. Dems’ action is hurting US. What Dems did in presidency before Trump—weaponizing IRS, DOJ, FBI to destroy Tea Party—is similarly being carried on now by congressional Dems against President Trump. I was once Dem. Changed to Republican after Clinton’s shenanigans. Seems that Dems can’t accomplish anything unless they do it by lying or illegally using FBI, IRS, DOJ.

  • John Green

    04/17/2019 02:38 PM

    Aren’ These conspiracy acts not only illegal but possibly treasonous? How do we, as American citizens, stop this insanity? We have a duly elected President who these bigoted conspirators need to get behind and help lead the nation, not seek to destroy both Mr Trump and our great democracy. How can so much hatred be levied at a man they all once sought to be in the company of? I am tired of all this drama, I want my nation back. Keep America great.

  • Anna Louise Falls

    04/17/2019 02:28 PM

    Explain why the Dems are continually allowed to waste taxpayers money? Why are the Dems and certain Republicans NOT doing their job for this country? People elected Trump but every time he tries to do something he has to fight these imbeciles! Why are they not being investigated? Are they hoping for a Civil war?

  • Jerry Korba

    04/17/2019 02:20 PM

    Lets face it People like Cummings Schiff, Waters, Comey, even Clinton what do they have in common; they were just a bit sharper than the people that voted them into the offices they held or hold today. These people although have made a lot of money they are miserable from the inside and out. They are the people that represent the term tears of a clown laughing on the outside but crying on the inside. These people are filled with hate malice and indifference thats why they stick together. who else would hang with them. Can any man in the military or on a team that tries to make a situation better want them as someone he can count on. Not a chance these people will stab you in the back undermine you steal from you and run from you when you need them. These are not the only ones Schumer Pelosi, Blumenthal, Nadler remember Flake Coaker Mccain come to think of it most of them holding an office in DC today fit that description. I appreciate the ones trying to make a positive effort to work for the great people of our country the rest of you Sanders Biden and the knock offs can board a garbage barge and rot with the garbage. I guess I do not see eye to eye with these misfits. and I don't apologize!!!!!

  • Henry Colgate

    04/17/2019 02:16 PM

    This activity (acting as a law enforcement agency), and looking for a crime to fit our president is a coup in progress. These people need to be charged with treason. To begin any investigation, there needs to be evidence of a crime. There is no evidence here.
    When will the DOJ do something about it and get a backbone and charge these criminals who are relentlessly attacking our president. They need to stop the coup.