“The potential for corruption is off the charts!” – Top Democrat may be using oversight committee to get RICH

There’s a troubling connection that’s just be revealed between the Democratic chairman of the Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, and his wife’s two charities.

To put it simply, the concern is over how large companies, who have business before the Oversight Committee, have been making big donations to the two charities owned by the wife of Elijah Cummings.

Here’s the lowdown:

DC EXAMINER – A charity run by the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee and could have been used illegally, according to an IRS complaint filed by an ethics watchdog group.

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.”



Google, J.P Morgan and Prudential are all donors…

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.

Johnson and Johnson has also been a contributor, but isn’t donating anymore:

The largest contributor to the nonprofit was the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is the charitable arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, a company that is regulated by Cummings’s committee. The foundation, which gave a total of $5.5 million to Rockeymoore’s consulting firm and $5.2 million to her nonprofit, ceased supporting her groups in 2017.

In recent months, Cummings has been a vocal opponent of Johnson & Johnson, targeting the company as part of the House Oversight Committee’s probe of drug price inflation.

Under Cummings, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has wide authority to regulate business industries, including pharmaceuticals, banking, mortgage brokers, and technology. In recent years, Prudential, JP Morgan, and Johnson & Johnson have had business interests before the committee.

So are these companies buying influence with Cummings? And is Cummings now opposing Johnson and Johnson because he wants them to start donating to his wife’s charities again?

According to the man who filed a complaint about this, Cummings’ wife won’t let anyone look at their most recent financial records even though they are mandated to do so by the IRS.

He says the potential for corruption is “off the charts”:

Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, which has been investigating the nonprofit arrangement and provided research to the Washington Examiner, said the potential for corruption is “off the charts.” He said Rockeymoore declined to let his organization view her nonprofit’s most recent public financial records as required by the IRS.

“When a powerful chairman of a committee of the House of Representatives has a wife that is bringing in money from entities with interests before his Committee and she is not providing the transparency mandated by the IRS, there’s a serious problem,” said Anderson. “The potential for corruption in this situation is simply off the charts and can’t be understated. We hope Chairman Cummings works with his wife to end the stonewalling and provide the public with what’s legally mandated all charities provide.”

This odds of this just being a coincidence seem pretty low to me. I would imagine a seasoned investigator could make quick work of this to determine if it’s really as bad as it looks. I vote for a special counsel investigation!

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Paladin
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Isn’t Cummings the SOB who claimed that a TEA Party member used a racist word against him when he was walking through the group? A video was available and it was proven that didn’t happen.

Capt.Scientist
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Cummings’ wife won’t let anyone look at their most recent financial records even though they are mandated to do so by the IRS.

….and this is the same sleeze-ball that’s clamoring for DJT’s taxes.

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Trump’s IRS needs to review the tax exempt status of this “non-profit”. Refusal to provide access to the annual 990 report to anyone who asks is a red flag that cannot be ignored. Even Trump’s own Foundation puts its 990 online for everyone to inspect.

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Sorry guys. Cummings is untouchable and it is not allowed for any conservative to criticize him or look for corruption/crimes committed by him. Why? Well because he is a three-for. He is black, a liberal demonRat, and is a disabled vet (unless I am mixing him up with someone else). Therefore, he could rob Citibank in broad daylight and nothing will happen to him. Just check out the precedent set by that Smollett idiot in Chicago. Nothing to see here folks! Move along now…….

Rednca
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Just give it to AG Barr and watch the fit hit the shan!!!!

Rocket Matt
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I don’t trust any politician who gets rich while in office.

Paladin
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Rocket MattRocket Matt So in essence, that means you don’t trust any politicians. I’d love to see a list of politicians who haven’t become millionaires while in office.

bigsir74
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So Cummings wife Operates two scams,uh Foundations on behalf of her favorite crook Elijah.Johnson and Johnson stopped making payoffs after the 10.7M in 2017. Cummings responds in his own way, with “no more money,no more favorable decisions.Am I missing something or should the Democratic Oversite Committee already have had this POS and his wife in Orange jumpsuits.Gosh I guess I did miss something Elijah is the Chairman of the committee.Is there no shame as to the Damage these Committees have done to our Country, and just a few days before Memorial Day. and we visit our National Cemeteries..PS Cummings two Marriages and two Children out of wedlock.What a Guy.

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The politics of pull.

Ayn Rand’s two biggest books showed how that is inevitable when statism is given sway in government.

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Oohhh, I would love to see him locked away, the slime-ball.

Riparian53
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So what! No one will do anything about it because ALL POLITICIANS ARE ON THE TAKE!!! Who is going to investigate themselves? Not going to happen. Then you wonder why politicians come into office poor and leave rich. This just the tip of the iceberg. Problem is that when they get the office, they start believing that they are owed respect and position. They quickly forget that they work for us and that their role is tantamount to a fiduciary of our welfare. Alas, the only welfare they are concerned with is their own and what they can give away (welfare) to make sure that the electorate will vote for them. We need to take back our country from these people sooner rather than later. The ballot box is where it starts and holding them accountable is the pressure they need to feel.

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What a perfect representative for Corrupt Baltimore, no wonder he’s in for life!

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Admittedly, I’m biased. Elijah Cummings has been a bad actor, racist, seemingly corrupt and anti-American (imo) for years. So I wouldn’t be surprised to find this to be true. And I would love for him to be investigated, found guilty and locked up for the rest of his life (and/or his wife).

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Elijah is just another corrupt swine in the Democrat zoo. But you’ll never see anything about this shakedown artist on your local or national news. Nah, Elijah is an upstanding man who made good all on his own from an underprivileged childhood. That you will see.

Hy Feiber
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Black Privilege gives Carte Blanche to Crooks.

AT
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“Public office is private graft.”
-Twain

bigsir74
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can you imagine if he was working out of his home,he would have 5-6 toll roads exiting at his house.

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Once again proving that politicians suck.

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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How dare Johnson & Johnson not continue to grease the Chairman’s hand? Are they racist?

In real news, notice how the Dems point fingers (in this case Trump’s tax returns) when they’re doing the exact same thing they’re accusing others of doing?

Homer
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Is talcum powder white?

MikeTheCableGuy
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Projection! It’s what’s for dinner…in libturd circles…

Hy Feiber
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#ProjectionMatters

GhostRider2001
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Baltimore….. corrupt politician….. why do the two always seem to go together? Cummings is a scumbag on many levels. I hope he gets some jail time out of this, but even if he gets thrown out of office Baltimore will just elect another person with no principals who will make a career out of ripping off taxpayers for their own enrichment.

kong1967
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If Cummings is found guilty of this he will be held accountable in….

Any guesses?

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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No. The man is a Civil Rights icon… he can use his Chairmanship for monetary gain.

kong1967
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Ciceroni ExcogitatorisCiceroni Excogitatoris Civil Rights con artist maybe.

Hy Feiber
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“Civil Rights,” ie Racial Favoritism.

TomNewman64
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… the afterlife.

kong1967
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TomNewman64TomNewman64 It definitely won’t be before.

CruzGal
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Cummings will just call these accusations racist and the mainstream media will quietly move away from this story pretending it doesn’t exist.

GhostRider2001
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Count on our buddies at CNN, MSNBC, WAPO, Baltimore Sun to ignore this issue, or at best make excuses for his criminal behavior.

CruzGal
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I’m always astonished (sarcasm there) when public servants who make $170,000 a year become super rich.

Dr. Strangelove
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CruzGalCruzGal Must be compound interest.

Homer
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More like conflict of compound interest.

GhostRider2001
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They must have the same financial planner as the Clintons.

pybop
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…but his financial situation has improved considerably over the past decade
Hmmm…let’s see now…what has he done to improve his finances…

kong1967
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After the IRS targeted the Tea Party he praised the IRS and ran lead blocker for them. He earned that money d*** it!

ryan-o
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Cummings is nothing more than a tool the Left uses to keep blacks in line. Well, he’s one of them. Maybe he’ll get what he deserves.

kong1967
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ryan-oryan-o I’ve lost all hope of any Democrat ever being held accountable for their corruption.

TomNewman64
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I feel quite certain that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal will send Cummings a subpoena for all his and his wife’s tax records. You know, to ensure the IRS system is working properly.

Dr. Strangelove
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Why, I’m shocked that a politician from either party would use his/her power and influence for personal gain! Shocked, I say!

SisterMary
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How many of us are surprised?

Dr. Strangelove
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I was floored. Especially a stand up guy like Cummings.

TomNewman64
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I judge the credibility of my politicians by the number of illegitimate children they are paying child support for. Elijah Cummings has racked up a lot of credibility points.

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TomNewman64TomNewman64 He a baby daddy?

TomNewman64
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Several. Allegedly.

sjmom
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An IRS complaint……..say it ain’t so?! Going to be difficult to fight this in court. Refusing to open your books to the feds can get you in a lot of hot water. And this is the same guy who wants all things Trump. What goes around comes around doesn’t it Elijah?

BlackR1
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I’ve never trusted that little, racist weasel and now have even MORE reason to presume everything that exits his mouth is a LIE.

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BlackR1BlackR1 Skunks are members of the weasel family. Just sayin’.

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Cummings has been accused of corruption for years and nothing ever comes of it. I believe he, and many other congress-critters are absolutely corrupt and have used their offices to make themselves rich. But Cummings is in his 13th term in the 7th District of Maryland and it’s doubtful any/many of his constituents care about his thievery. He’s the right color and party so…

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A Democrat neck-deep in corruption? Say it isn’t so!! And his wife too they say? Surely not! Okay, yes, I’m being facetious and sarcastic. And this man has the audacity to call the president out about spurious allegations of corruption? The sad part is that the odds of this truly corrupt man getting prosecuted or anything else is probably very low. Dems always seem to have some kind of magical “get out of jail free” card and with a complicit media justice will probably never be served. But I am hopeful that maybe, just maybe it will actually happen and it couldn’t happen to a more corrupt sanctimonious bag of **** than Mr. “I’m above everyone” Cummings.

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The man is a dick…..with ears.

kong1967
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A corrupt Democrat….say it isn’t so!!!

One would wonder why political figures take the risk. If they get caught they are in serious trouble. Then again, looking at how often they are punished for it….never mind. It pays.

ryan-o
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Democrats know they have the propaganda machine to run interference for them.

kong1967
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ryan-oryan-o Ain’t that the truth. It’s disgusting because the media is supposed to be a check on the government (both sides) and they completely ignore one side. Thankfully the MSM doesn’t have a monopoly on news. If they did, we’d never hear of this story.

Homer
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This Tom Anderson guy and his National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project are obviously misogynist and racist.

Let’s see how Cummings uses his political power to wiggle out of this one.

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Meh, this will be brushed under the rug in 3… 2… 1…

patriot077
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This jerk has earned intense investigation. I hope it comes to fruition.

DemocratsRFubar
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They all get rich in shady dealings, it’s the gooberment. Money isn’t real anymore.

Dr. Strangelove
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@DRF After former HS teacher Denny Hastert was able to pay millions in hush money, I figured that it was a racket for most of them.

philliesthoughts
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At least in the end Hastert had the good grace to be thoroughly ashamed of what he did. Cummings and other Dems and RINOs like him not so much. Those people have absolutely no shame and seem to be very comfortable with their sins.

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