Top House Oversight Dem says he will do ‘anything and everything’ to make Mueller’s findings public

Top House Oversight Dem says he will do ‘anything and everything’ to make Mueller’s findings public
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDiplomat who raised Ukraine concerns to testify in Trump impeachment probe House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff Overnight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan MORE (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday that he will do "anything and everything" to make the findings of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's Russia investigation available to the public.

"I would do anything and everything in my power to have the findings presented to not only to the Congress but to the people of the United States. I think it’s very important," Cummings said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Cummings, who will likely be the next chairman of the panel, also pointed to the results of this month's midterms — in which the Democrats regained the majority in the House — as evidence that the public wants "accountability."

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“In this last election, what the public has said is they want accountability and they want transparency. And they have paid for an investigation by one of our greatest public servants, Mr. Mueller," he said.

Cummings on Sunday also called on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE's campaign and Moscow.

Whitaker, who was appointed earlier this month following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy MORE, has previously said Mueller's probe was "going too far" and suggested it should be defunded. In his role as acting attorney general, Whitaker will oversee the investigation. 

"I would love to see him recuse himself," Cummings said Sunday. "Because I think the things he has said about the defunding the special probe and the many things that he has talked about with regard to his opinion, a negative opinion with regard to the special counsel and the process, I don’t think he is the proper person to be in that position.”