Monday, January 14, 2019
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is accusing President Trump of profiting off his job in the White House. Cummings made the accusation in an interview with "60 Minutes" aired on Sunday.
60 Minutes: Some Democrats believe Cummings should go for the jugular and push for impeachment. He says it's premature, and he also wants to pursue other issues especially the high cost of prescription drugs. His staff has already sent out 51 letters to government officials, the White House, and the Trump Organization asking for documents related to investigations that the committee may launch. The issues range from the private use of government owned aircraft by cabinet members to the flow of foreign money into various Trump enterprises like his hotel in Washington.
Steve Kroft: You think he's making money off this job?
Rep. Elijah Cummings: Please.
Steve Kroft: A lotta money?
Rep. Elijah Cummings: A lotta money.
Steve Kroft: And-- and you say the Constitution and the laws say it's not okay?
Rep. Elijah Cummings: It's not okay. And, but this is the other piece. I still believe that people-- the average citizen, the guys on my block, they oughta know if the president is making a deal, whether he's making it-- making it in his self-interest or that of the country.
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