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Rush Limbaugh Backs Trump and Speaks Hard Truths About Democrat Run Cities

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The circus that has formed around President Donald Trump’s comments about Democrat-run cities has reached peak capacity. The backlash against Trump saying people like Rep. Elija Cummings have failed their district and the major cities that they contain has been overzealous and taken out of context in order to desperately grasp at something to help bring Trump down.

While Democrats lie about Trump being a racist for calling out the failures of Democrats to keep their big cities vibrant and clean, others are embracing the truth of what Trump said. This includes radio show host Rush Limbaugh. According to the Daily Wire, Limbaugh made it clear that Trump was right, and said it despite the social faux pas:

“What he’s saying here is the absolute truth, but it’s not supposed to be said about any place where the Democrats are in charge,” Limbaugh said Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

“Wherever you find this decadent decay, you’re going to find Democrats having run the operation for decades,” he said. “The Democrats get to claim they are compassionate and that they care, but they never do anything that actually improves the quality of the lives of their constituents. Their constituents are as unhappy today as they were 50 years ago,” Limbaugh said.

Rush is correct, and the truth of Trump’s words are very evident. Baltimore is a trash-filled city with a horrific rat problem that even Baltimore’s leaders admitted to two years ago in a PBS documentary.

To Rush’s point about Democrat-controlled cities that experience rampant crime or decay, you need only look at Detroit which went from being a vibrant city and industrial hub to a scene out of Fallout. How about Chicago which experiences murder rates so high that you can find daily updates as to how many people were killed or injured. San Francisco, a gorgeous city, has become a literal toilet with a drug problem.

It’s tragic that these once-great cities have been reduced to trash heaps thanks to the abuse and mismanagement of Democrat politicians, but for some reason, we can’t acknowledge these cities have taken a turn for the worse because it’s not a good look on the people who ran it.

Instead, their number one defense is to call Trump a racist for even mentioning it, despite the fact that the places he denounced include New Hampshire, which is predominantly white.

Still, these things do need to be called out and the politicians who brought it about more than a little inconvenienced with bad press. They should lose their jobs and investigate for corruption.

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Are #MeToo Senate Democrats About to Lynch This USAF General Just Because They Think They Can

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FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2017, the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

USAF General John E. Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, that is the combatant command responsible for all the nation’s nuclear forces and for ballistic missile defense, has been nominated to be Vice Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Under most circumstances the nomination of a general who has spent most of his life subject to the constant scrutiny imposed upon anyone in the Personnel Reliability Program would have ensure fairly smooth sailing. One might question whether we really want an Air Force officer who has spent a lot of time in a stovepipe career field as the number two officer in the US Armed Forces, but other than that philosophical question, it should have been smooth sailing. It isn’t.

Col. Kathryn Splet­stoser has accused Hyten, who is currently responsible for the country’s nuclear arsenal as the head of U.S. Strategic Command, of making unwanted sexual contact with her on several occasions in 2017 while the two were traveling for work.

Spletstoser accuses General Hyten of sexual assault on several occasions:

The first time was in January 2017, she alleges, when Hyten grabbed her left hand as she was exiting a work meeting in his hotel room in Palo Alto, Calif., pulling it in toward his groin so she could feel his erection before she moved her hand away. In June 2017, Spletstoser said, Hyten interrupted a work meeting in his Washington, D.C., hotel room to fondle her breasts and kiss her — and she pushed him away and admonished him, she said. That prompted Hyten to panic, she said, and ask her through tears: “Are you going to tell on me?” Though she felt he had clearly “crossed a line,” she assured him she would not, she said.

Yet it was during the Reagan National Defense Forum in December 2017 that Spletstoser said Hyten made his most aggressive move, arriving uninvited at her hotel room in workout clothes carrying a binder, and claiming he wanted to discuss work matters. Within minutes, Spletstoser said, Hyten had pinned her against him and begun “grinding on me hard, like he wants to take my clothes off and have sex . . . and then I realize, he’s ejaculating.”

Pardon me if I find this latter tale difficult to take seriously. Hyten had aides and he had a personal security detail. I just don’t see how this happened.

Here’s the problem. While the allegations appear to be “he-said-she-said” because they were made against a general officer they have actually been investigated. The results aren’t terribly helpful to Spletstoser.

The Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations investigated Spletstoser’s allegations but could not substantiate her claims. In a statement, U.S. Strategic Command spokesman Bill Clinton said the command had “fully cooperated” with the probe, noting that Air Force officials found that “there was insufficient evidence to support any finding of misconduct on the part of Gen. Hyten.”

But according to a former senior Air Force official privy to the investigation’s findings, the testimony of other witnesses directly contradicts Spletstoser’s accusations. The official said that sometimes, Spletstoser also contradicted herself, though she disputes that claim.

In fact, former Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, a biological female (somehow it seems to be more and more necessary to add this qualifying statement these days) said, “I believe General Hyten was falsely accused.”

Spletstoser claims she had her career ruined because she wouldn’t go along, others claim that her career was ruined because she was pretty f***ed up at her job and then made the allegations to try to salvage her career.

Spletstoser’s service records, which she provided to The Washington Post, indicate that she had routinely received accolades from her commanders before that point. Hyten wrote in late 2017 that she was in the “top 1%” of all the people in her rank that “I have seen in my 36 years of service,” noting that she was “ready today” to be promoted to brigadier general. The authenticity of the documents could not be verified.

Sworn statements, provided by Spletstoser, from the inquiry into her professional conduct that concluded in early 2018 indicated that while some in the command took offense at her “negative behavior,” they also blamed Hyten for giving her “the highest of top-cover.”

In the interview, Spletstoser acknowledged that she was tough, foulmouthed and often brusque — traits that she attributes to her Army background and the fact that part of her job was to “clean house” in her group. But she said that after Hyten’s management style was questioned, she believes he attempted to “destroy me and my life, my career, everything” to protect his reputation.

Let me say a word about hyperbole in officer efficiency reports. What Hyten said about Spletstoser he’s probably said about a dozen other officers. When an officer’s record goes before a board it sort of appears in a vacuum. There is no way to know what the rater’s have said about your contemporaries without an in-depth inquiry. The real question before you as you write an efficiency report is “do I want this officer promoted.” It you do, then that officer gets over-the-top praise. I, myself, have been at least once styled “the best company commander in the division” and have had early promotion and accelerate schooling recommended dozens of times. That and $12.77 will get me a ersatz cup of Third World coffee at Starbucks.

The fact that Spletstoser was relieved as the result of an outside investigation, not by Hyten telling her to pack her sh** and get off the battlefield speaks volumes. The fact that Hyten is criticized in that investigation for protecting her is also significant.

The dilemma facing Senate Democrats is how to handle charges of sexual harassment or sexual assault when the charges have been exhaustively investigated and when the complainant seems to be acting in retaliation for an adverse personnel action. Will Hyten get the full Kavanaugh treatment despite Wilson’s opinion that he’s the victim here? Or will the #MeToo harpies concede that women are just as capable (just…hahahaha) of acting vindictively as men to settle scores? Will the Senate Armed Services Committee take the position that any male officer is de facto guilty of any allegation of sexual misconduct no matter how detailed the investigation clearing him? Will “Believe Women” be revealed to everyone as the pseudo-religious cult many of us have known it was since the Clarence Thomas hearing? Will Mike Pence give Hyten advice on how to conduct himself socially in he future if he hasn’t figured that out yet?

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Trump Dismantles Al Sharpton After Sharpton Makes a Show of Heading to Baltimore

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In the midst of yet another “racist” — and I’m using racist in quotes here for a reason — comments made from President Donald Trump, this time about the city of Baltimore, specifically Rep. Elija Cummings’ district, and the media is telling the nation that it’s reeling from the overt destructiveness of Trump’s tweets.

It’s not, but the show must go on.

As Elizabeth Vaughn reported earlier Monday, Al Sharpton is going to show up to Baltimore to help heal the hurt done by Trump by…I guess, being there? I don’t know. Money says he’ll stand on a soapbox, gather people behind him, and make it seem like he’s giving a speech to a large crowd about how racism has no place in America and orange man bad.

Trump didn’t take kindly to Sharpton’s showboating at his expense and utilized his most powerful weapon to take Sharpton down a notch or eight. Not the power of the pen, nor the position, but his Twitter.

“I have known Al for 25 years,” tweeted Trump. “Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”

“Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine,” continued Trump in another tweet. “He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!”

Where Trump is correct is that Sharpton is a known con-man and showman. Sharpton has a habit of showing up where racial injustice supposedly happened in order to put his face on it and be seen “caring.”

The problem is that Trump’s tweets weren’t at all racist, but because he directed dozens of tweets at Cummings, a black man, and a civil rights figure, the left can promote this as a racially inspired attack. They can even turn the “infestation” comments Trump made as an attack on minority communities.

No one is sure why the left is making the rat infestation issue a racial one, especially when Baltimore’s leaders admit that it’s a problem themselves, but again…

…the show must go on.

And where there’s the possibility for a show, Sharpton will show up to try to star in it.

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Not About Race: Media Conveniently Forgets Trump Once Said an Overwhelmingly White State Was “Drug-Infested”

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Barack Obama’s (D) chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in a 2008 post-election interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Those words have never been more true than they were over the weekend as Democrats, liberal commentators, and the mainstream media were quick to pounce and seize on criticisms President Trump made about Rep. Elijah Cummings’s Congressional District in Maryland over the weeekend.

Here’s just some of what Trump tweeted about MD-7:

“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Cummings has represented the district since 1996.

The most heavily promoted pushback against Trump’s comments came from CNN “New Day” anchor Victor Blackwell, who – like many straight-news reporters on CNN and beyond – has dropped all pretense of being an objective journalist because Orange Man Bad. Baltimore is Blackwell’s hometown.

Here’s what Blackwell wrote:

“Infested.” That’s usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we’ve seen the president invoke ‘infestation’ to criticize lawmakers before. You see a pattern here?

Just two weeks ago, President Trump attacked four minority congresswomen: “Why don’t they go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Reminder, three of them were born here, all of them are American.

Infested, he says.

A week before his inauguration, January 2017: “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart, not to mention crime infested.”

Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times. He’s insulted thousands of people, many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.

Other “journalists” were quick to amplify his words and/or expressed a similar sentimient:

The problem with suggesting the only time Trump uses the word “infested” is when it relates to minority politicians and/or majority black or brown communities/countries is that it simply isn’t true:

The CNBC article from February 2017 on Trump saying the U.S. was becoming a “drug-infested nation” speaks for itself. No racial inferences whatsoever.

The August 2017 New Hampshire story, however, is a particularly glaring example of the media’s convenient forgetfulness, because per the 2010 Census New Hampshire is overwhelmingly white:

White: 93.9% (92.3% non-Hispanic)
Black or African American: 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
Asian: 2.2%


The state’s governor since 2017 has been Chris Sununu. He’s a white Republican.

Here’s what Trump said about the state in August 2017:

New Hampshire politicians criticized President Trump after a transcript of a phone call with the president of Mexico published on Thursday showed he called the state “a drug-infested den.”

The remark came during his comments on the drug trade, criminal gangs and how he said they affected the state, according to a transcript of the Jan. 27 call published by The Washington Post.

“The drug lords in Mexico are knocking the hell out of our country,” Mr. Trump told President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.

“They are sending drugs to Chicago, Los Angeles and to New York,” Mr. Trump continued. “Up in New Hampshire — I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den — is coming from the southern border.”

He said that about an overwhelmingly white state that is run by a white Republican. Where’s the racism?

The fact is that Trump’s comments about Cummings weren’t about racism. Cummings has been a vocal critic of Trump’s administration and as we’ve seen over and over again, Trump will clap back against anyone who criticizes him or his team in kind. He’s an equal opportunity critic.

No matter their race, no matter if they are a man or woman. And no matter the party. It doesn’t matter.

The mainstream media and Democrats are deliberately stoking the race and culture wars to paint Trump and Republicans in a damaging light, and the closer we get to election-time, the worse it’s going to get. That’s what the real outrage should be about.

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Don’t Worry Baltimore, Help Is On The Way! Al Sharpton Is Coming To Help You Cope

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Although Baltimore’s standing improved slightly in 2018, the city still made Orkin’s list of the top ten “Rattiest Cities” in the U.S. coming in at #9. The top eight include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. FYI: The mayors of all of these cities are Democrats.

By now, everyone’s heard about the firestorm over President Trump’s tweets in which he insulted Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and the “rat-infested” district he represents.

Like rats, Democrats came out of the woodwork to label the President a racist.

Well, the city has been really rocked by Trump’s words and SJW Reverend Al Sharpton decided his presence was needed to help Baltimore’s residents deal with the pain they’ve suffered over the last two days.

Yes, duty called and Sharpton answered. He hopped on a plane as soon as he heard about it. Upon his arrival in the Capitol City, he tweeted, “Arrived in DC from Atlanta, headed to Baltimore. Long day, but can’t stop.”

Baltimore residents must have heaved a collective sigh of relief. “Oh, thank God. Reverend Sharpton is on his way.”

Here are some of the responses to the news of Sharpton’s arrival (via Twitchy):

“Hasn’t Baltimore been through enough suffering this week?”

“@TheRevAl Yes, that should help. Get the race hustlers in there fast.”

“You need a race baiter? Call the master baiter, he’ll do the job.”

“So much pandering to do, so little time.”

“Baltimore just can’t catch a break.”

“Maybe stop by the IRS and put a check through the mail slot.”

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New York Neighborhood Makes Pro-Police Statement After Anti-Police Soaking Videos Goes Viral

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At this moment, New York is in the news for two things. One is the anti-police trend of soaking police officers with water, and the other is Bill de Blasio. The soaking trend is bigger than de Blasio’s presidential run as many people seem to forget he’s a 2020 candidate, and the soaking trend is actually spreading to other cities than New York, unlike de Blasio’s popularity.

Videos have come out of both New York and Atlanta showing minority communities throwing water on officers as the officers attempt to calmly walk away. They do this as a show of disrespect and an attempt to make the officers react, which never plays well for police officers thanks in part to a left-leaning media.

However, it looks like another minority community is tacking the opposite route and using their water buckets to show police respect. According to News 12 in Brooklyn, Canarsie volunteers put on a car wash for police cruisers in order to show their solidarity and respect for law enforcement.

According to News 12, the event was a success with officers mingling with neighborhood volunteers as they got their police units washed with buckets of water that have so far only been used to disrespect officers.

“Those incidents, while they are unfortunate, I don’t believe it’s a reflection of the city as a whole,” said Terrel Anderson, the 69th District’s commanding officer.

“It’s a thankless job, but when you get the community to say thank you and to show their support, it just makes it that much easier to do a difficult job,” added Anderson.

“It’s a bridge,” said one of the volunteers. “We want the community and the cops to work together as one.”

 

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Jerry Nadler Confuses Everyone With Bizarre Rant on Impeachment

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The Democrat run House continues to flail about on impeachment, largely because they know most of the country doesn’t want it. But they want to have their cake and eat it to, as I chronicled last week, which means not actually voting to impeach but using committees to demand judges give them access as if articles of impeachment had passed. Whether they’ll find a judge willing to undermine legal standards to such a gross extent has yet to be determined.

The one leading this charge is Rep. Jerry Nadler. Famous for wearing his pants so high that he has to unzip to speak, he appeared on the Sunday shows yesterday to do his usual song and dance. That led to this confusing, irrational diatribe that completely gives the game away.

You see, Nadler absolutely, 100% knows that Trump is guilty and has violated the law “six ways from Sunday,” yet he needs more evidence before even taking the first step in impeachment. Wait, what?

To be clear, the actual trial in an impeachment happens in the Senate. The purpose of impeachment in the House is to act like a grand jury, recommending indictment. If Nadler has proof so damning that he can claim definitely that Trump has committed crimes six ways to Sunday, why does he need more evidence? What’s stopping him from publicly calling for the support he needs to pass articles of impeachment?

None of this makes sense and it’s not supposed to. The Democrats are scared to death of public opinion turning against them further, as impeachment is deeply unpopular among the American people. Nadler wants to go on the Sunday shows and scream about crimes being committed while not actually having to put his money where his mouth is. He’d be content to just “investigating” until the 2020 election because the assumption is that this can be used as an election bludgeon.

The problem for Democrats is that their base isn’t going to accept that.

Eventually, this will boil over. Nadler can only give so many bizarre, illogical rants trying to explain why Trump is Hitler but he won’t impeach. Pelosi has the most vocal parts of his caucus running to the cameras daily demanding impeachment. Noway does the dam hold for another year.

Democratic party leadership created this monster, thinking they could control it. They can’t and it’s going to backfire on them in a big way.

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Bern Out: Right After He Condemns Trump’s Baltimore Slam, Uncle Bernie’s Seen Doing the Same Thing

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One thing that makes politics so absurd — and partisan politics so transparent — is hypocrisy.

Which is to say disingenuousness. Which is to say, in a sense, lying for political gain.

Example: Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s wall “an immorality,” even though she voted — as did Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama — for 2006’s Fence Act (here). Not to mention the fact that the goob has a wall around her own property (here).

We also sometimes see the double standard among media, when one party’s called out on something for which the other is given a pass.

Along those lines, witness a Democrat dumping on The Donald over his remarks decrying the “infestation” of rodents in Baltimore. CNN anchor Victor Blackwell lost it over the comments on the air (here). It’s a must-see.

Since, a video’s surfaced revealing the city’s Democratic mayor lamenting the stench of dead rats (here), and now we’re on to the curious case of Uncle Bernie.

On Sunday, Bern was asked about Trump’s controversial tweets.



CNN’s Jake Tapper — who’s surprised me previously with his pressing of Democrats for clear answers — posed this to Sen. Sanders:

“I know you want to talk about issues, but I do also want to talk about what President Trump said about your former colleague in the House Elijah Cummings and his district being ‘a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess that no human being would want to live in.’ What’s your response?”

The Democratic Socialist politicked himself silly:

“Jake, it’s unbelievable that we have a president of the United States who attacks American cities, who attacks Americans, who attacks somebody who’s a friend of mine. Elijah Cummings is one of the most decent and outstanding members of the House of Representatives. He fights every day to improve life in his community.

“I do find it interesting that, when we have rural Republican districts where life expectancy is going down, where downtowns are boarded up, where people are struggling – and people are struggling in rural America. They’re struggling in urban America. They’re struggling in suburban America.

“Our job is to bring people together, to improve life for all people, not to have a racist president who attacks people because they are African Americans. That is a disgrace. And that is why we’re going to defeat this president.”

‘Nough said.

Now take a swig of reality’s dose. Here’s the same man in 2015:

And that’s how it’s done.

-ALEX

 

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Liberals Own A Piece Of The High Casualty Count In California Shooting

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Liberals Own A Piece Of The High Casualty Count In California Shooting

As I reported earlier today, one, possibly two assailants opened fire at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing 3 people, one a six year old boy. 15 others were injured, no word as I write this as to how seriously. From ABC News

Local police who always have a heavy presence at this event, responded in about a minute, killing one suspect. At this time, local authorities are engaged in a manhunt for a second suspect.

Here’s the part that enrages me. California Legislators have enacted some of the most draconian gun laws in the United States, almost all of which are Constitutionally suspect. Yet mass shootings still occur there. Why? I’ve explained in detail previously here.

For the purposes of this article, I’ll give you the short version. It’s all about time. The old saw that “when seconds count, the police can be there in minutes,” also applies here. In the Gilroy incident, the stalwart Law Enforcement Officers, heeding their calling, ran to the sound of the gunfire, exceeded the standard, arriving and engaging the shooter in about a minute. Nevertheless, he still had time to shoot 18 innocent people, taking time to reload while he did so.

Once the shooting starts, there is only one important factor; Time—How soon can a good guy with a gun get there? It’s just that simple. By passing their draconian, ineffective and unconstitutional gun laws, California legislators precluded the very possibility that a law abiding citizen might stop the carnage sooner.

The shooter is of course absolutely responsible for all the deaths and injustices. But the State of California Owns a piece of that too. No law can prevent that first shot. We need to eliminate laws that keep us from stopping the second.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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ICYMI: Watchdog Group Alleges Cumming’s Wife, Chairman of Maryland Dem Party, Used His Committee Assignments For ‘Illegal Private Benefit’

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Following Sunday’s twitter “debate” — wherein Donald Trump was again deemed racist for criticizing conditions in Baltimore under the leadership of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings — Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway tweeted a months-old, under-the-radar Washington Examiner piece explaining just how deep the graft may go in Maryland.

And it involves Cummings, his wife Maya Rockeymoore, and how his congressional committee assignment business overlapped with donations to her charitable groups (we covered it here).

The piece begins by mentioning that Cummings and his wife married in 2008 while he was financially strapped thanks to several hefty child support payments he was ordered to pay. However, “his financial situation has improved considerably over the past decade,” the piece notes, before introducing Rockeymoore’s nonprofit, Center for Global Policy Solutions, and for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions, LLC.

According to an IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center, several of Rockeymoore’s financial backers, which include 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.”

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.

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 organization’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.”

Both Cummings and Rockeymoore refused to discuss the allegations with the Washington Examiner. Cummings did not answer questions about the overlap between companies with interests before his committee and donors to his wife’s foundation. Rockeymoore did not respond to request for comment.

The IRS complaint also asked that Rockeymoore’s organizations be investigated for “shared leadership,” “integrated operations,” and “shared address and physical facilities”. The two entities, of which the for-profit received a $1 million federal grant for a childhood obesity project, cannot, under law, be managing that project together.

The couple also owns two rental properties in Baltimore worth between $250,000 and $500,000 each.

Neither Cummings nor his wife responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.

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