Going against many in his party leadership, Rep. Elijah Cummings foresees “impeachment” in President Trump’s future, after the Mueller Report exonerated President Trump of collusion with Russia.
Breitbart reported that Sunday on CBS’s’ “Face the Nation” Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said he could see the impeachment “possibly coming.”
When asked about impeachment, Cummings said, “I ‘m not there yet, but I can foresee that possibly coming. But again, the fact is that I think we have to be very careful here. The American people, a lot of them clearly still don’t believe that President Trump is doing things to destroy our democracy and has done a lot of things very poorly. And so I think that we need the make sure the Congress has all the information. And then we need to be able to have the public know that information so that they can see that they have a president that basically has been about the business I think of doing great harm, not only to our country but to our democracy.”
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"I think he basically said to us, as a Congress, 'it's up to you to take this further…'" – @RepCummings
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 21, 2019
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said on Sunday he can “foresee” impeachment proceedings against President Trump due to the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“I’m not there yet, but I can foresee that possibly coming,” Cummings, D-Md., said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“This document, the Mueller document, has now left us with a roadmap to go forward,” Cummings said. “I think he basically said to us as a congress, it’s up to you to take this further with regard to obstruction and other matters that might come up.”
Cummings acknowledged that people are tired of hearing about the Trump-Russia conspiracy narrative, but said that wouldn’t stop him from digging deeper into the investigation. But he cautioned his colleagues to be careful about impeachment until more information is disclosed.
“The fact is that I think we have to be very careful here. The American people, a lot of them, clearly still don’t believe that President Trump is doing things to destroy our democracy and has done a lot of things very poorly,” Cummings said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other Democrats have discussed impeachment since Mueller’s report was released Thursday. Top Democratic leadership has been more resistant to jump to calls for impeachment. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday that impeachment is “not worthwhile.”
The 400-plus-page document included a number of details about Mueller’s 22-month investigation, but concluded Trump did not conspire with Russia. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a four-page summary last month that cleared Trump of both collusion and obstructing justice.