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What’s the old saying? If Democrats didn’t have double-standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all, right?

Well, while some people might scoff at that idea, this story pretty much proves just how deep the left’s hypocrisy goes.

Take Rep. Elijah Cummings for instance. He’s been one of the loudest critics of President Trump, routinely calling for the President’s tax returns.

But now that he’s been accused of violating tax law, he doesn’t think he needs to produce any of his own.

Washington Examiner reported:

Rep. Elijah Cummings denied that corporate donations to his wife’s charity posed a conflict of interest with his House Oversight Committee chairmanship and denounced an IRS complaint filed against the organization as “a fabricated distraction” on Wednesday.

The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, filed an IRS complaint against Cummings’ wife Maya Rockeymoore’s nonprofit organization on Monday, the Washington Examiner first reported.

The complaint asked the IRS to investigate the overlap between Rockeymoore’s nonprofit Center for Global Policy Solutions and her for-profit consulting firm Global Policy Solutions LLC to determine whether the arrangement was used for “illegal private benefit.”

Rockeymoore’s nonprofit group and LLC have mutual clients, donors, and projects and were located at the same address and share a phone number. The National Legal and Policy Center’s IRS complaint claims that they “appear to operate almost as a single entity, allowing for an illegal private benefit for Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and her husband.”

Cummings, 68, a Maryland Democrat, is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rockeymoore, 48, is the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party and briefly ran in the state’s gubernatorial race last year. The couple married in 2008.

Rockeymoore’s nonprofit group received over $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016 from special interest groups and corporations. 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, which gave a total of $5.5 million to Rockeymoore’s consulting firm and $5.2 million to her nonprofit group. The foundation ceased supporting Rockeymoore’s groups in 2017. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established by Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson but is not officially affiliated with the pharmaceutical company. The foundation owns 13 million shares of Johnson & Johnson stock worth over $1.7 billion, making it one of the company’s largest shareholders.

In recent months, Cummings has been a vocal opponent of Johnson & Johnson, targeting the company as part of the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of drug price inflation. Rockeymoore told the Washington Post on Tuesday that she had no relationship with Johnson & Johnson and denied that there was any connection between Cummings’ investigation of the company and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ending its funding to her group.

Common Cause Maryland, a government watchdog group, told the Washington Post that the IRS complaint raised valid legal and ethical questions, and Rockeymoore and Cummings should work to address these issues.

The watchdog group’s Executive Director Joanne Antoine told the Post that Rockeymoore “should take steps to disclose possible conflicts with the Johnson Foundation and to disclose the financial records from the nonprofit in question.”

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77 Comments

77 Comments

  1. smrstrauss

    May 23, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Cummings is not running to be president. Trump is, and not only is he running to continue to be president, Trump has hotels and apartment houses in which foreign governments spend money. And not only that but Trump has taken loans from foreign banks, and it is possible that he has taken them from foreign individuals with links to foreign governments.

    • Oscar Pearson

      May 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Another sick Democrat! Hold them all to the same standard and see just how many liberals go to prison!

      • Steve Adams

        May 23, 2019 at 8:47 pm

        I totally agree! TIME TO START ROUNDING UP THE OLD TIME D.C. TRASH AND TRYING SOME HANDCUFFS ON FOR SIZE…

      • John Maynard

        May 25, 2019 at 4:27 am

        Hang em high!!

    • JerryV

      May 23, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      It doesn’t matter that Cummings is running for president or not. The investigation is if he did something wrong and or illegal.

      I’m not running for president, but I’m sure if I did something questionable, the IRS would want to investigate me. And I would be bound by law to deliver any documents they may request.

      • Raymond Martucci

        May 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

        Every single democract needs to show their taxes they are no more important than the president. I did not see Obama’s taxes or anyone asking for his when he was in office. Americans like you have your priorities mixed up

        • Brenda Machalski

          May 29, 2019 at 2:03 pm

          How can I see all of Raymond Martucci’s comment?

          • Enough Already

            May 31, 2019 at 3:43 pm

            I know!! I have the same problem on this website! The whole right side of everything is cut off. Even if I turn my phone landscape, it is still cut off, but not quite as much. These programmers must only do for computers. Not compatible with cell phones, but that is RIDICULOUS!!!!

      • Sara Eads

        May 23, 2019 at 11:15 pm

        Yes. You are correct.

      • JAIME.

        May 24, 2019 at 3:15 am

        EXACTLY!

    • Steve Adams

      May 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      I’m sure you have a point, but I can’t find it. Our President is a Republican – elijah has spent years trying to bring him down. Time to investigate elijah for a few years.

    • Matt

      May 23, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      When the boot is on the other foot, the Democrats squeal like pigs.

    • Betty M Baker

      May 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      What is your point? Trump is a successful business man who can deal (work with) with people from around the world. HRC is the one who worked (colluded) with foreign governments.

      As my hubby says: “The smeller is the fellar” …..

    • Wilson

      May 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      And not one of them will or can be tied to your fake Russian delusion smrstrauss

    • Raymond A Martucci

      May 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      If these assholes want to run in our government damn right they need to show their taxes. I want to see where they are getting their money from. Americans like you make me sick what are you doing here go move to venezuela you phony American you don’t deserve to be in this country. These democracts don’t show their taxes they don’t run in any part of the government. He needs to be fired locked up for not filling his taxes and harassment

      • Sick of foreign trolls

        May 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm

        First of all if you want to pretend to be an American you should learn how to construct a sentence in English “…run in our government…” tells me that you’re either a troll or an idiot. Next, you should learn how the American governmental system works before you try to complain about the people that “run in” it. The President doesn’t run the government asshole, he’s the Chief Executive and one of the three co-equal branches of the American system. If you think that anybody that runs the government needs to expose their tax information then all of the members of all three branches need to present their tax information. Stupid asshat.

    • Ken Smith

      May 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Trump is already President. There is nothing in the Constitution about Presidents and tax records. You are a dipshit, a liar, and a moron.

    • Danny Lanning

      May 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      What probable cause exist that Trump did anything wrong? Has the IRS filed a complaint that wasnt remedied over the past 10 years. Racist socialist demorat animal Cummings has had a complaint filed which means probable cause exist that he broke the law. It doesnt make a hoots butt if he is running for president or not EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW..

    • Donald

      May 23, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Such nonsense!!! You’re suggesting that public officials who are not running for president can cheat on their taxes?

    • Becky Diane Clark

      May 23, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Every politician should be held to the same standard and you don’t know what financial dealings Cummings and his wife are involved in or with whom! Trump was a millionaire when he came into office and is foregoing his salary! These other crooked politicians came in as regular citizens and are now multimillionaire on a salary that does not match that kind of income! It’d be wise to peruse their tax returns. Trump isn’t getting richer by being President, but these yahoos Are! What’s good for one is good for all! JS!

      • Bryant

        May 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm

        You’re so right, Becky! Our President Trump gives his salary of $400,000 to our Vets, to the study of Alcohol Addiction and to many Charities. He’s never kept any of his salary for himself! Elijah Cummings sure doesn’t give away his salary away! All he does is to cause friction in our government! He is the most disgusting idiot!

      • Enough Already

        May 31, 2019 at 3:46 pm

        EXACTLY

    • Donald

      May 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Such nonsense! Not a particularly intelligent comment! You’re suggesting that it is alright for a public official who is not running for president may cheat on his/her taxes.

    • Donald

      May 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      Not a particularly intelligent comment. You’re suggesting that it is alright for a public official who is not running for president may cheat on his/her taxes! Something only a democrat would suggest!

    • Grace Joy

      May 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      You always have excuses for everything. Deflect, Lie, Distract, Lie, Project, Lie. You are a child of satan.

    • William Dwyer

      May 23, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Don’t let the FACTS get in the way of vile Democratic fake rhetoric. You obviously have no idea of what you are talking about. That makes you a fool.

    • John Bloxson Jr.

      May 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      Oh come on smrstrause if their dirty it does not mater whether a President or a Chairman of the Congressional Over sight Committee. As wealthy as Elijah Cummings is why does he need the $178,000.00 plus benefits you are being Hypocritical in the Extreme. Trump has served as President for two years and not recieved his Salary it has gone to Veterin’s Organizations you castigated him for paying hush money to a Porno Stat that he had a fling with in 2006 but the Money came from his pockets not one dime was taken from Campaign funds.he returned the donations from known white Supremist. Did Elijah Cummings return donations from the Racist Nation of Islam Organization stop pointing the one finger at Trump if you can’t see that the other three are pointing back at you. Or take the 12×12 plank out of your own eye before attempting to take a speck of dust from someone else’s. And now back to Hush money for the last 40 years DemoCommunist have skimmed from Tax revenues money to create and support paying out hush money to women that These DemoCommunist political officials harassed and even committed Date Rape with. I and most Americans are fed up with this Double Standards of the DemoCommunist Party and its political Officers.

    • PT

      May 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      Trump had his money when he became President. These life long members of Congress appear to have become quite wealthy during their time in Washington. Didn’t get rich and buy those mansions with just the annual salaries they earned in DC. Hmmmmmm.

      • Linda

        May 23, 2019 at 11:49 pm

        How right you are.

    • SunflowerSurfer

      May 23, 2019 at 11:44 pm

      Jealous much>

    • curtis

      May 24, 2019 at 12:58 am

      This is a person running their mouths again without any proof…If you check every person in Congress, I bet you will find over a 100 Legislators that have ties with others from another Country…You may even find some serious questions should be asked about their dealings…More than likely over half officials in Congress, could be guilty of this…

    • Al

      May 24, 2019 at 2:59 am

      Double standards! If they want the President’s financials displayed, all of congress should be displayed too. We know congress is the most corrupt group in the swamp, especially the demonRATS.

    • J R

      May 24, 2019 at 3:06 am

      Total BULLSHIT. They’re digging into Trump’s business that has nothing to do with government whatsoever…..and when he was NOT in government. Questions regarding Cummings’ dealings are directly related to possible misconduct by a person who WAS/IS in government, and deal with breaking GOVERNMENT LAW. Nice try smrstrauss……..but no cigar.

    • neo

      May 24, 2019 at 5:45 am

      So …as long as you are not the president….then you can commit crimes and is given a pass….or is it JUST because he is a democrat that he has a free pass?….do a two year investigation on his ass and family/friends

    • Nee

      May 24, 2019 at 6:29 am

      So what Cummings is nothing but another lowlife piece of crap liberal Democrat! Oh I get it, he’s black, liberal Democrat so it’s ok for him to allegedly break the law as well as the rest of them, so thelaws and requests dont apply to them. I think both Republicans and Democrats should all have to provide their financial records by law to search for illegal activities before elected!

    • troll watch

      May 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

      You make an accusation and then offer no proof in a typical left wing attack! Back up your statement with actual evidence!We have actual evidence that the Clintons took money from the russians during uranium one investigation!

    • TEF

      May 24, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Do you really think that many other politicians haven’t done exactly what you are accusing the President of doing? How many Democrats have lined their pockets and have become millionaires on the backs of the American people? There is no Constitutional law which says the President must show his tax documents. I want to see Pelosi’s, Schumer’s and many others in Washington. Tit for tat buddy. Just what is it that excuses them.

    • Flotmorton P Gildersleeve

      May 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      OH,…gee. GOLLY WILLIKERS, ….MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS.
      Receiving ONE & ONE HALF BILLION, (er, dat’s BILLION) DOLLARS FROM A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT WHILE YOU ARE VICE PRESIDENT, DAT DON’T COUNT……..DO IT, NOW??

      The Democrats (and their followers who are blind to any logical scrutiny and conclusions) are SOOOOOO CORRUPT that they have lost it.

      I do believe as an experienced lawyer that Adam Schifty Schiftless, Schitt will be indicted after Jersey Joe Biden the high school bully is cuffed and sits in the same cell as Ketchup Kerry, da Vietnam whoreow. (Just call me “Scratch”, based upon my poiple heart)…….

    • Garrett Wilkerson

      May 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      What difference does that make? He wants the President to show his taxes…the congress man should show his unless he hiding something!!! The shoe is on the other foot now, and they dont like it! He is a public servant….if the President shows his taxes…make Elijah show his!!!

    • Lou Savant

      May 24, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      What’s your point?
      The IRS have been auditing Trump annually and he just went through the equivance of a political colonoscopy with 4 separate investigations, including a special council investigation by 18 democrats with strong policial bias against him, yet nothing illegal or illicit was discovered. The democrats are fishing for something to try and use against him. Our justice system does not allow that for any citizen, including the President. Unless there is specific credible evidence a crime may been committed, it is unconstitutional to investigate someone, especially getting subpoena’s to collect private documents. Some day there will be a Democrat in office again, and if we allow the political fishing expedition against Trumo, the Republicans will do it to the next Democrat. This is no good for our country. The democrats have to get over that they lost the 2016 election and allow the President to govern whether you agree with his policies or not. That’s how it works in America.

    • John Pound

      May 24, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      Are you really that stupid?

    • tony

      May 24, 2019 at 11:17 pm

      were they spending money in those establishments before he was President?? Did he take loans after he was President?? He is /was a multi billionaire business man who did business with people all over the world..

    • Cowboyup4

      May 25, 2019 at 4:57 am

      The Trump Corporation has lost 1 billion dollars in wealth since Donald left to be president. No wonder you people lose all the time because you are so ignorant. By the way he doesn’t take a pay check for being president.

    • Whotoldyoutothinkthat

      May 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Ahh how wonderful it is to have a person who has Block fill out their 1040 EZ for them chime in. It is so amazing that you think there is a line on the long form that says “origin of money borrowed” and “Destination country of interest paid” The unknowing are so easily led astray by the mediocre. Perhaps before making reasons to see Trump’s taxes, you should at least look at a long form and the attached schedules so you have some idea of the information you might get, even though you still wouldn’t understand even the basics of it.

    • Mike

      May 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      So you want to see the TAX RETURNS of a BILLIONAIRE that became a POLITICIAN — A SMART PERSON would want to see the TAX RETURNS of a POLITICIAN who BECAME a MILLIONAIRE!!!

    • Deplorable

      May 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      And your point??

    • Glenn Martin

      May 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      TAXES ARE TAXES! It Doesn’t Matter If Elijah Cummings Is Running For President Or Not, He, Like Trump Are Elected Officials In Public Office. If Elijah Cummings Wants To See Trumps Taxes Then WE THE PEOPLE Want To See Your Taxes Elijah Cummings!

    • John N. Walters

      May 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Perhaps you are the one that needs to be processed!

    • Sms

      May 28, 2019 at 7:38 am

      smrstrauss – Every member of the House should be fully investigated for connections in their private lives that coincide with business that comes before the House. Essentially, how do we know Cummings is not harassing Johnson & Johnson for the sole reason that they stopped funding his wife’s firms? These politicians line their pockets and act like they run the country. They participate in insider trading and bribes on a routine basis. There is no integrity in this system.

    • Linda Abernathy

      May 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

      I can’t believe you think that this is no big deal for Cummings! It is way bigger than Trump showing his because his is personal before he was in office, Cummings is NOT! You don’t think it’s strange that all these lifetime politicians have millions and billions in their bank accounts?It’s called you line my pockets and I will get this passed!It is NOT required for Trump to show his but the House is making it a big deal when the very people complaining about it have questionable pasts themselves.

  2. Carlo

    May 23, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    They are a bunch of hypocrites

  3. Polly

    May 23, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    All politicians should have to show their taxes if they want to see the President taxes.No exception

  4. tom braden

    May 23, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Lock this worthless pos blackie and his wife up both are liars and crooks

  5. Pj

    May 23, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Elijah Cummings was one of the people who help the IRS lois Lender stop tea party groups. He is so corrupt. Fry his lying butt. He stood up and said the Democrat party gave blacks the right to vote. What a liar. Not one Democrat voted yes on that bill. So sickening to see Democrat party do nothing and lie all the time. The hate americans. Want slaves.

  6. marvin purser

    May 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Separate the Elected Official’s income with his wife’s before you cast political accusations. If you can’t, be sure and throw Trump in jail with him if Mrs. income should be added to Donald’s!

    • Wilson

      May 23, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Sorry, but depends on if they had a joint or separate accounts for the actions in question. If it was joint then he is just as guilty.

  7. Danny Lanning

    May 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Trump has been audited by the IRS every year. If there is something wrong in his returns then the IRS isnt meeting their responsibility. Most of that time is when Traitor Obama was in charge of the IRS therefor if something is found it falls squarely on the shoulders of the Traitor. There is not one smit of suspicion anything is wrong with Trumps but there is evidence the racist crooked Cummings did something wrong and if proven should be responsible for it. Nothing else need be said until Cummings goes through trial.

  8. RockyMtn1776

    May 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    If there was any real Justice, Cummings would have been in jail years ago ! Along with many others in BOTH political parties !
    Whoever said crime don’t pay has never met the Clinton’s.

  9. Tommy Ryan

    May 23, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    This jerkoff lives on the other side of the pa border from where I live.

    Cummings is a shifty, shitty leftist scumbag. I hear about it all the time.
    It’s like living back in my home state of NH again and hearing the horse shit from Bernie “Bernout” Sanders from across the river.

    These progressive socialist hypocrites are ALL THE SAME.

  10. John R. Pyles III

    May 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    CONDESCENDING, CORRUPT, TREASONOUS, ARROGANT, AND LYING PRICKS!
    I TRULY HATE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

  11. Joseph Kempski

    May 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    If the Democrats want trumps taxes, then they should show theirs. But the dems will say hes not running for president. Guess what, I don’t give a shit. ALL congress should show theirs. Especially the niggers who talk shit.

    • Joseph Kempski

      May 23, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      Think we should hang the nigger

      • William Dwyer

        May 23, 2019 at 10:03 pm

        You have exposed yourself as an ignoramus. It is unfortunate you cannot express your sentiment without resorting to vile language. Don’t be stupid!

  12. William Dwyer

    May 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Somebody in the previous comments stated it correctly. The rules should apply fairly across the board. Cummings has been running his mouth about Trump’s taxes. Well lets see yours Elijah.

  13. vincent frantantoni

    May 23, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    We must see NANCY PELOSI’s tax returns. How did she get to be a multi millionaire on her Congressional salary? Let us see her financial records on her insider trading. Let’s see her record of investing with IPO’s. Trump should tell the crooked Dems, ” Show me yours and I’ll show you mine.”

  14. Mike McBride

    May 23, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Typical Democrat do as I say not as I do.

  15. Rae

    May 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I feel confident that IF there was the slightest hint of any impropriety in Trumps tax returns the IRS would be on it like stink on skunk! Last week his tax return from 1985 – 1994 were leaked. (wink, wink) AND no improprieties were noted. I can’t wait for the next 10 yrs of return to be leaked. The IRS has been combing thru his returns since ?? and haven’t “leaked”about anything. If there was something we would all know about it. The FACT that there hasn’t bee any information is more telling than not.

  16. Arlene

    May 24, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Ain’t karma a bitch? Let’s get rid of the ancient, old “guard…” you know the ones who haven’t really “represented” The People in many years – and are too old to change their corrupt Dem ways. You know, the ones who are so up the lobbyists’ asses that they have forgotten why they are even there. I am still waiting for “The Swamp” to be drained – and for the Hillary’s and the Obama’s to be totally exposed for the traitors to this country that they are. It is long past time. Meanwhile, the only one actually WORKING is our president – and he is doing a very admirable job, despite having to battle daily over nothing. We can Drain the Swamp in 2020. They are all up for re-election. Make sure that they have earned your vote!

  17. Proud vet

    May 24, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I think every Democrat in Congress and the rugs in the Republican Party should all be investigated if they have a lot of money and especially if they’ve gotten rich while they been in office I think they should be investigated and found guilty they should be given the firing squad to make an example out of them no pussyfooting around with them firing squad. Just remember all those who died for this great nation died for nothing not a dime well these thieves in marauders have been selling America down the drain

  18. S. Haugen

    May 24, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Go to love LOW IQ black…impeach impeach impeach, and when the table has turn, they flee like ticks!!!
    F’em i say!

  19. Michael A Heath Sr.

    May 24, 2019 at 2:42 am

    So, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, then…….. The Shit Hit The Fan and Elijah’s ASS IS TOAST, alright???

  20. Guido

    May 24, 2019 at 6:30 am

    The great get rich quick scheme of government officials, give the payoff to my spouses company. They should all be looked at and prosecuted if evidence found.

  21. Wes

    May 24, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Democrats are hypocrites! The sum of the matter is that if Democrats didn’t have double-standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all! They are good a finding faults in others for the very same things they do.

  22. David

    May 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    That black bastard cries for personal items from the POTUS but them he refuses. He is a worthless POS.

  23. WilliamStearns

    May 26, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I don’t care when a millionaire turns into a politician….I care when a politician turns into a millionaire!!!

  24. Crystal Bradford

    May 27, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Typical Democrat liberal hypocrisy. Democrats are the TRUE CRIMINALS!!!!

  25. Enough Already

    May 31, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    ALL FED POLITICIANS SHOULD BE AUDITED EVERY YEAR while they are in office and then for 10 years OUT of office because they can just postpone their bribes. It is actually RIDICULOUS that the federal politicians become FILTHY RICH when they get in office. SO OBVIOUS they are on the take. AND TERM LIMITS!!! That will be the ONLY way to stop the corruption!!!

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