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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:58 AM

Cummings Calls On Gowdy To Subpoena WH For Docs On Personal Email Use

Source: Talking Points Memo




By Caitlin MacNeal | March 14, 2018 11:01 am

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, on Wednesday called on the committee’s chair, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), to subpoena the White House and 16 federal agencies for documents on Trump administration officials’ use of personal email.

Gowdy and Cummings asked the White House and other federal agencies in September to identify any staffers who used a personal email account to conduct official business. The request followed reports that several administration officials, including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had used their personal email accounts to conduct work for the White House.

The White House ignored the Oversight Committee leaders’ request, however, and 16 of the 25 agencies the congressmen contacted also failed to comply with the request, according to Cummings.

“Although we sent a joint request to the White House last September seeking a wide range of documents, you abruptly abandoned our investigation after the White House informed us that they had their own internal review underway,” Cummings wrote in the letter calling on Gowdy to subpoena the White House.


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Reply Cummings Calls On Gowdy To Subpoena WH For Docs On Personal Email Use (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
riversedge Mar 2018 #1
hotrod0808 Mar 2018 #4
we can do it Mar 2018 #7
hotrod0808 Mar 2018 #9
eppur_se_muova Mar 2018 #2
wolfie001 Mar 2018 #3
bluestarone Mar 2018 #5
magicarpet Mar 2018 #6
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:09 PM

1. Cummings argued that Gowdy took a different approach when investigating....[Hillary]..

Some articles have noted that Gowdy seems to have hardened his spine somewhat. Now the ball is in his hands.


....“Although we sent a joint request to the White House last September seeking a wide range of documents, you abruptly abandoned our investigation after the White House informed us that they had their own internal review underway,” Cummings wrote in the letter calling on Gowdy to subpoena the White House.

Cummings argued that Gowdy took a different approach when investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email use.

“You demanded—and I supported—the production of all her emails related to Benghazi, and you did not wait for the Inspector General of the State Department to complete their own internal reviews. You repeatedly called for an independent security review of her emails, and you showcased her use of private email as a potentially serious breech of national security. As a result, many Republicans—including President Trump and his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—used this as a rallying cry to call for criminal penalties,” Cummings wrote.


“In contrast, since President Trump assumed office, you have refused to insist on the production of documents we both requested five months ago, you have refused to request a security review of private emails, and you have refused to request even single email from Mr. Kushner or anyone else at the White House, despite the fact that they apparently violated federal law,” he added.

Read Cummings’ email calling for Gowdy to subpoena the White House:

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 PM

4. This is the way to do it.

Publicly ask why the standards are different for Trump and Clinton. Make it about partisan politics and the issues at hand. Don't be let them distract with wild accusations, misdirection, or changing the subject. Make them say on the record that Trump is treated differently, and why they are doing so.

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Response to hotrod0808 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:05 AM

7. This deserves a post of its own.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 01:29 PM

9. Thank you

but I don't post often. I feel like my mind works best when supporting a posit. I don't have any original ideas, just potential paths to get to good solutions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:12 PM

2. Yeah, right ! Since when do Uglicans care about emails ? nt

<-- for the impaired

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:43 PM

3. Uglicans!!!

Spot on my friend! Wish I could upvote this 1000 times!

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:20 PM

5. i like it but maybe

UgliCONS?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:47 PM

6. Yes Betta...

One stone - - two birds...

One face - - - two sarcastic slaps.... two for the price of one. Booooo Fascists.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:02 AM

8. How are Twitter accounts logged? Are they considered official gov't communication?

Asking for a friend.

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