Elijah Cummings could turn out to be Trump’s worst nightmare based on the Baltimore resident’s powerful position in Congress, his widely-praised recent media performances and shifts in the zeitgeist that have thrust Cummings into the symbolic role of be new best hope to rein in Trump.
President Donald Trump and his business organization are suing Rep. Elijah Cummings — the U.S. House oversight committee chairman — alleging the Baltimore Democrat crossed a constitutional line with a subpoena to the president’s longtime accountant that seeks years of financial statements.
“We have a tendency to categorize people. We say, ‘I’m not going to hang with you because your black. I’m not going to hang with you because you’re Jewish,” he told them. “What we’re trying to do is represent what it feels like to be in somebody else’s shoes.”
If Special Counsel Robert Mueller or other investigators produce damning evidence about Trump, would he resign to save himself or family members from disgrace or jail? Or will he avoid being so confronted, having found another, more effective fixer than Michael Cohen?
Waiting for Mr. Mueller to prove himself a savior may not pan out for the simpler reason that he can't find what doesn't exist. To say that Mr. Trump was morally capable of colluding with Russia is not the same thing as saying that he did.
It was vintage Elijah Cummings, part preacher, part politician, who as chairman of the House Oversight Committee had to wield a tough gavel Wednesday as congressmen bickered during and over Michael Cohen's testimony.
If you wanted to understand why there is such gridlock in Congress and our national politics, all you had to do was watch the GOP members of this panel first try to get Cohen’s testimony shut down before it began on a procedural complaint. When that didn’t work, they went after Elijah Cummings.
The investigation of President Trump by Robert Mueller is the most potent narrative in American life. It is nothing short of a struggle for democracy and the American soul. When someone asks you why we in the media spend so much time on it, that's why.
Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York were the first two congressmen to endorse candidate Donald Trump for president in 2016. They are the founding members of the “Trump Caucus” in Congress. So it makes sense that each of these two congressmen has been indicted recently.
In TV terms, Trump went from J.R. Ewing to King Lear this week. What new fall series could network TV possibly deliver in coming weeks that could compete with nightly cable coverage of Trump Agonistes?
The ruling in a Maryland/DC case related to President Donald Trump's Washington hotel isn't his biggest legal problem. But it could force him, in at least one way, to observe the same standards as his 44 predecessors.
President Donald J. Trump appeared to confirm Friday that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice and seemed to use a social media posting to criticize Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.