Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued a scathing letter on Monday accusing Democrats of keeping Republicans in the dark about their coordination on Trump-related investigations.
Jordan claims House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) executed a nonpublic “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) with Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) which targeted the President without informing Republicans.
“You did not consult with Republican Members of the Committee or allow Members to consider and debate the terms of your MOU before executing the MOU with Chairwoman Waters,” Jordan writes. “You did not disclose the MOU’s existence to Members or the American people until after I raised the matter.”
The Washington Examiner reports that, “According to Jordan, Cummings vowed to share House Oversight Committee information with Waters in the covert agreement, even though doing do could conflict with House rules. Jordan said the agreement with Waters stipulated Cummings would consult her before issuing a subpoena.”
“If you intend to continue to use the Committee’s limited resources to attack President Trump for political gain, I hope that you will at least be transparent about your actions,” Jordan wrote. “Your ability to function as a fair and unbiased finder of fact is now at grave risk. The Members of the Committee — and, more importantly, the American citizens we represent —deserve to know exactly how you are leading this Committee.”
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