Cummings throws cold water on impeaching Trump

Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Dems renew push for government contractor back pay Cummings demands ex-Fox News reporter share information on Stormy Daniels payments The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (D-Md.) in an interview that aired Monday on "Rising" appeared to downplay talk of impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: 'White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group' National Enquirer paid 0,000 for Bezos texts: report Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting MORE if Democrats take back the House in November. 

"People have to understand that as a chair of a committee, my leadership style is to, I feel like, I'm almost like a judge," Cummings, who will become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee if Democrats take back the majority in the midterms, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons. 
 
"I want to get the facts in. One of the greatest fact-finding folks that we have is Mr. [Robert] Mueller, our special counsel. I believe that he is doing the kind of job that he should be doing," he continued. 
 
"You look at the indictments, you look at the convictions, and he seems to be methodically and carefully looking at the entire situation. So we want to see what he's doing," he said. 
 
The congressman went on to repeat his call for a commission, similar to the one established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to prove Russian election meddling. 
 
"I want to make sure that we address this because right now we're not doing that, and we've got another election six weeks away. That's a problem," Cummings said. 
 
Some Democrats, including Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenTrump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max jets The Memo: GOP seizes on Pelosi's position on impeachment Dems flock to Pelosi on Trump impeachment MORE (D-Texas), have called for members to move to impeach Trump if the party wins back the House in November. 
 
But House Democrats in January overwhelmingly rejected a procedural move on articles of impeachment introduced by Green. 
 
 
"It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward,” Pelosi said in August. 
 

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