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Cummings Changes Course, Will Allow Questions About Russia

"So, in fairness to the ranking member and all Committee members, we will not restrict questions..."

By NTK Staff | 02.27.2019 @10:30am

Chair of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that he would allow the Committee to ask President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, questions about Russia despite having previously said they would not be allowed on Wednesday.

“Before I close, I want to comment on the scope of this hearing. At the request of the House Intelligence Committee and my very good friend, Adam Schiff,” Cummings began, “I intended, over the objections of the ranking member of our Committee, to limit the scope of today’s hearing to avoid questions about Russia.”

“However, Mr. Cohen’s written testimony, in his written testimony he has made statements relating to Russia, and these are topics that we understand do not raise concern from the Department of Justice. So, in fairness to the ranking member and all Committee members, we will not restrict questions relating to the witness testimony or related questions he’s willing to answer,” Cummings said.

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