Elijah Cummings Has Ominous Warning: Congress Has Info on Trump That Would Shock Americans
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) will be attending Trump's inauguration Friday, unlike the 50 House members planning to boycott the event. But he doesn't condemn his colleagues for their decision.
“You’ve got to understand that members of Congress have a lot of information that the public does not have,” Cummings told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. "And I can tell you over the last week or two, the classified briefings that I have been to, and if the public knew what members of Congress know...."
“Why don’t they?” Cuomo cut in. “If it’s that important that it’s going to make people not go to the inauguration…shouldn’t people know?”
Cummings explained that information regarding Russian hacking and FBI Director James Comey's influential role in the election would be released to the public following the congressional investigation. The Maryland Democrat was also concerned with Trump's worldwide conflicts of interest and both parties' failure to pressure the president-elect to divest completely.
"The information will come out later, at some point where I think the public will fully understand," Cummings said.
"My situation is, I want to be a witness to history. My forefathers would work hard to give me and others these opportunities, and so I want to be there [at Trump's inauguration] to be a witness."
"This, to me, is bigger than President-elect Trump," Cummings continued. "I’m concerned that we are moving slowly but surely toward a crisis of a legitimacy with regard to our core institutions, CIA, FBI, NSA.”
He also seeks to avoid potential partisan backlash.
“At some point a lot of information is going to come to me as the top person on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and I don’t want anybody to say, ‘Well, he was just one of the people that was protesting,'" Cummings pointed out. "I want them to understand, this is not about Democrat or Republican.”
h/t: Raw Story