by Sheri Urban
One of the most senior House Democrats, who has hurled unfounded accusations of crimes and even treason against President Trump and his advisers finds himself accused of major wrongdoing.
A charity run by Maya Rockeymoore, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee.
Cummings has absurdly demanded everything from Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns of his companies and foundation, but also records from Trump’s accountants — all pertaining to irrelevant business dealings before Mr. Trump became president.
Now it looks like the once financially-desperate Cummings has been on the take for millions in his current role as one of the most powerful chairmen in Congress.
The Washington Examiner has more details:
Cummings, 68, a Maryland Democrat, is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His wife, Maya Rockeymoore, 48, is the chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party and briefly ran in the state’s gubernatorial race last year. The couple married in 2008. Cummings was once heavily in debt — in part due to hefty child support payments to his first wife and two other women he had children with — but his financial situation has improved considerably over the past decade.
Rockeymoore runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center on Monday. The complaint states that the arrangement may have been used to derive “illegal private benefit.”
Global Policy Solutions received more than $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016, according to tax records. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers — which included Google, J.P Morgan and Prudential — have business interests before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has served as Democratic chairman of the committee since January and previously served as ranking member.
Well, well, well. Looks like the worm has turned in a big way.
05/20/2019: Elijah Cummings was heavily in debt in part due to hefty child support payments to his first wife and two other women he had children with Top Democrat Elijah Cummings wife may have gained ‘illegal private benefit’ from his committee activities https://t.co/hO3KnH5Nn1— David Spencer (@dhspncr527) May 20, 2019
https://t.co/O01iMrsDtQ— Joe delfino (@Joedelfino7) May 20, 2019
ELIJAH CUMMINGS & WIFEY CORRUPTION
🚨NON PROFIT Foundation
Run by wife takes in Millions from Co. Elijah gives special treatment
No Not The Dems
They refuse 2 turn over records 2 the IRS. ELIJAH what comes around goes around. Turn over the financials 🚨
Yeah, where is Nadler to SUBPOENA Cummings, like he’s done to Trump and his minions over nonsensical matters?
We won’t hold our breath, but look for the IRS and DOJ to come knocking at the Cummings house in the days to come.