Future Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee:
Rep. Elijah "Bullet Head" Cummings (D-Md.)
Seizing power of the House from Republican control, two house committees in particular are likely to take the lead in investigating the Trump administration; the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Democrats on each committee have for the past two years been keeping a list of everything they believe deserve investigation as they begin working toward their tricky goal of impeachment. In September, Democrats on the Oversight Committee, led by the honorable Bullet Head Cummings (D-Md.), who represents the Democrat Paradise of Baltimore and presumably will become chair of the committee in January, posted a list of 64 instances when they requested the Republican-controlled committee subpoena the Trump administration and others for records related to various oversight issues. Each time, committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy and the Republicans told them to stop wasting their time and go fly a kite.
You can read the whole list. But here is a sampling of the topics Cummings and his Democrat collaborators have set their sights on:
- White House security clearances (involving Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, national security adviser John Bolton, and others)
- The controversial addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census
- The Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban
- The State Department’s decision to close its cyber office
- The Environmental Protection Agency’s use of a political loyalty list
- The possible participation of Cambridge Analytica’s foreign employees in US elections
- The deadly ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers dead
- The use of private email by White House officials
- Trump’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico
- The dealings of the Trump Foundation Potential conflicts of interest between Kushner’s business actions and his policy advice
- Payments the Trump Organization received from foreign sources
- Russian intervention with state voting systems
- Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with foreign officials
Faced with information requests and subpoenas from multiple committees across multiple fronts, the White House and the entire administration will have a tough job responding and getting anything done for the country.
|Sleazy Shitweasel (D-CA)
A fusillade of probes salaciously covered by the media like hungry jackals on prey will probably present more of a threat to Trump than an impeachment inquiry that, even if successful in the House, would run into a brick wall in the Senate.