AS THE TRIBUTES TO ELIJAH CUMMINGS, AND THE TALK THAT HIS WIFE WILL RUN FOR HIS SEAT, CONTINUE…

…it just might be a good idea to remember that Elijah Cummings was, to say the least, no saint…and that his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, may have rivaled Hunter Biden in how much $$$ she raked in because of her husband’s powerful political position.

In this regard, I am reprinting a blog I wrote on May 21 of this year.

Please read it, and then see how you feel about the hagiography being spouted about Cummings and the acceptability of his wife replacing him in the House of Representatives:

Has Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) – Chairperson of the House Oversight Committee and avid Trump-hater – been caught in an especially malodorous pay-to-play scam, run through his wife, Maya Rockeymoore?  A scam that, if true, should get him bounced from his committee chair and, frankly, the House of Representatives as well?

Read the following excerpts from Alana Goodman’s article in the Washington Examiner, and see what you think:

A charity run by the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee and could have been used illegally, according to an IRS complaint filed by an ethics watchdog group.

Cummings, 68, a Maryland Democrat, is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His wife, Maya Rockeymoore, 48, is the chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party and briefly ran in the state’s gubernatorial race last year. The couple married in 2008. Cummings was once heavily in debt — in part due to hefty child support payments to his first wife and two other women he had children with — but his financial situation has improved considerably over the past decade.

Global Policy Solutions received more than $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016, according to tax records. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers — which included 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.

The largest contributor to the nonprofit organization was the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a company that is regulated by Cummings’ committee. The foundation, which gave a total of $5.5 million to Rockeymoore’s consulting firm and $5.2 million to her nonprofit group, ceased supporting her groups in 2017.

Let’s think about this.

If Ms. Goodman has her facts right…

…Elijah Cummings is a serial philanderer with children by three different women (that we know of), two of them (that we know of) not his wife, who was heavily in debt.

But now, Cummings’ finances are just fine.

And during the same time they got fine, Cummings’ wife was raking in millions and millions from companies that – amazing coincidence here – had business before the committee he chaired.

How bad does this stink?  Well,  – again, if Ms. Goodman has her facts right and things are as they look – Cummings may work in Washington D.C. but his ethical aroma can probably be smelled as far west as Omaha.  Maybe even further.

Hey, I have an idea:  how about the House takes a short timeout from its efforts to glom onto Donald Trump’s tax returns – which they are trying to get despite no stated suspicions that anything is amiss with them – and demand, just as insistently, to see a few from Rep. Cummings and his wife.

Think that’ll ever happen?  Or, put another way, are you into fairy tales?

Let’s see if our media surprises us and doesn’t look the other way at the guy with the “D” after his name.

I admit I’m not counting on it, but I’ll keep an open mind and let you know one way or the other.

As you probably have guessed, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives never looked into the Cummings’ finances or how they got to where they were – just like it will never look into Hunter Biden’s.

In any event, there is the blog and there is the information it contains.  Now:  how do you feel about the idea of a Rep. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (D-MD)?

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