Elijah Cummings: ‘200 Years From Now, People Will Be Reading About This Moment’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC


FINANCIAL BODIES ARE –>>TELL US ABOUT THAT WHEN WE>>TELL US ABOUT THAT WHEN WE COME BACK. COME BACK. HERE IS CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS. HERE IS CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS.>>I’M GOING TO MAKE A SHORT>>I’M GOING TO MAKE A SHORT STATEMENT. STATEMENT. I PROBABLY WON’T ANSWER ANY I PROBABLY WON’T ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, I’M TIRED. QUESTIONS, I’M TIRED.>>TWO YEARS AGO I SAID THAT>>TWO YEARS AGO I SAID THAT WHEN HILLARY CLINTON AND DALD WHEN HILLARY CLINTON AND DALD TRUMP WERE RUNNING AGAINST EACH TRUMP WERE RUNNING AGAINST EACH OTHER, I SAID THIS IS NOT ABOUT OTHER, I SAID THIS IS NOT ABOUT HILLARY AND THIS IS NOT ABOUT HILLARY AND THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. THIS IS A FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THIS IS A FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF OUR DEMOCRACY. OUR DEMOCRACY. AND THAT STATEMENT IS TRUER NOW AND THAT STATEMENT IS TRUER NOW THAN IT WAS THEN. THAN IT WAS THEN. TODAY, I THINK, IS A VERY TODAY, I THINK, IS A VERY IMPORTANT DAY. IMPORTANT DAY. I TELL MY STAFF THAT IN 200 I TELL MY STAFF THAT IN 200 YEARS FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL BE YEARS FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL BE READING ABOUT THIS MOMENT, SO I READING ABOUT THIS MOMENT, SO I WILL SAY TO YOU, THE PRESS, GET WILL SAY TO YOU, THE PRESS, GET IT RIGHT. IT RIGHT. WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE STRAYED SO FAR AWAY FROM HAVE STRAYED SO FAR AWAY FROM NORMAL IN OUR COUNTRY. NORMAL IN OUR COUNTRY. AND WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO AND WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO CENTER. CENTER. AND I THINK TODAY WAS AT LEAST AND I THINK TODAY WAS AT LEAST AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. A LOT OF PEOPLE — WE GOT A LOT A LOT OF PEOPLE — WE GOT A LOT OF CRITICISM AS YOU COULD HEARD OF CRITICISM AS YOU COULD HEARD ABOUT MICHAEL COHEN COMING ABOUT MICHAEL COHEN COMING BEFORE OUR COMMITTEE. BEFORE OUR COMMITTEE. JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH. DEALING WITH. WE HAVE ROSENSTEIN SAYING IT IS WE HAVE ROSENSTEIN SAYING IT IS POSSIBLE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE POSSIBLE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER SEE THE REPORT OR WILL NEVER SEE THE REPORT OR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COMES JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION? OUT OF MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION? AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE LAST ELECTION WERE CRYING IN THE LAST ELECTION WERE CRYING OUT? OUT? EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THE EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. EVEN THE ONE THAT BELIEVES SHE EVEN THE ONE THAT BELIEVES SHE DO DO — HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB SAID — HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB SAID WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY? WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY? THERE ARE QUITE A FEW DISTRICTS, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW DISTRICTS, AND SO TODAY AS I SAID EARLIER, AND SO TODAY AS I SAID EARLIER, WHAT IS HAPPENING OVER THE LAST WHAT IS HAPPENING OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS IS THAT THERE HAS NOT TWO YEARS IS THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY ACCOUNTABILITY. BEEN ANY ACCOUNTABILITY. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. COULD NOT GET A SUBPOENA. COULD NOT GET A SUBPOENA. COULD NOT GET A HEARING. COULD NOT GET A HEARING. COULD NOT GET WITNESSES AND ALL COULD NOT GET WITNESSES AND ALL WE WERE TRYING TO DO IS DO OUR WE WERE TRYING TO DO IS DO OUR JOB. JOB. THE CONSTITUTION IS ABUNDANTLY THE CONSTITUTION IS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR. CLEAR. IT SAYS TO US EVERY TWO YEARS WE IT SAYS TO US EVERY TWO YEARS WE RAID OUR HAND AND WE SAY WE RAID OUR HAND AND WE SAY WE SWEAR TO UPHOLD THE SWEAR TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. AND PART OF THAT CONSTITUTION AND PART OF THAT CONSTITUTION SAY THAT’S WE HAVE TO BE A CHECK SAY THAT’S WE HAVE TO BE A CHECK AND BALANCE ON THE EXECUTIVE AND BALANCE ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. BRANCH. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. MR. COHEN COMING IN AND BRINGING MR. COHEN COMING IN AND BRINGING CORROBORATING EVIDENCE, I THINK CORROBORATING EVIDENCE, I THINK THE CHECKS ARE VERY, VERY THE CHECKS ARE VERY, VERY SIGNIFICANT. SIGNIFICANT. HE TALKED ABOUT THE MAN HE HE TALKED ABOUT THE MAN HE KNOWS, AND BASICALLY WHAT HE DID KNOWS, AND BASICALLY WHAT HE DID WAS REINTRODUCE THE AMERICAN WAS REINTRODUCE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO THE MAN HE HAS KNOWN PEOPLE TO THE MAN HE HAS KNOWN FOR SENTEN YEARS. FOR SENTEN YEARS. THE REPUBLICANS DIDN’T WANT TO THE REPUBLICANS DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR ANY OF THAT. HEAR ANY OF THAT. AND SO THAT IS ALL WELL AND AND SO THAT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT THAT WON’T GET US TO GOOD, BUT THAT WON’T GET US TO WHERE WE NEED TO GET TO AS A WHERE WE NEED TO GET TO AS A NATION. NATION. THE QUESTION BECOMES, YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION BECOMES, YOU KNOW, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WELL, WE’RE GOING TO STUDY OUR WELL, WE’RE GOING TO STUDY OUR TESTIMONY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE TESTIMONY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE GOT THERE. GOT THERE. WE’VE GOT TRANSCRIBED INTERVIEWS WE’VE GOT TRANSCRIBED INTERVIEWS OF PEOPLE THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE OF PEOPLE THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT. LOOKING AT. WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE KIND OF WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE KIND OF COOPERATION THAT I WOULD WANT COOPERATION THAT I WOULD WANT FROM WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL WITH FROM WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO DOCUMENTS THAT WE REGARD TO DOCUMENTS THAT WE NEED. NEED. BUT AGAIN WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW BUT AGAIN WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW UP ON THIS TESTIMONY AND IF YOU UP ON THIS TESTIMONY AND IF YOU ASK ME EXACTLY WHY WE’RE GOING I ASK ME EXACTLY WHY WE’RE GOING I CAN’T TELL YOU EXACTLY THE AREAS CAN’T TELL YOU EXACTLY THE AREAS WE’RE GOING, BUT WE WILL DO WE’RE GOING, BUT WE WILL DO THINGS IN A VERY METHODICAL WAY. THINGS IN A VERY METHODICAL WAY. A VERY CAREFUL WAY BECAUSE THE A VERY CAREFUL WAY BECAUSE THE THING THAT I EMPHASIZED TO THE THING THAT I EMPHASIZED TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMITTEE. MEMBERS OF OUR COMMITTEE. IT MUST BE A COMMITTEE WITH IT MUST BE A COMMITTEE WITH INTEGRITY. INTEGRITY. I WANT TO BE EFFECTIVE EVEN I WANT TO BE EFFECTIVE EVEN EFFICIENT IN EVERYTHING WE DO. EFFICIENT IN EVERYTHING WE DO. YOU HAVE TO RECLAIM CIVILITY. YOU HAVE TO RECLAIM CIVILITY. TWO, WE NEED THE INFORMATION. TWO, WE NEED THE INFORMATION. WHEN WE HAVE AN UNCOOPERATIVE WHEN WE HAVE AN UNCOOPERATIVE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, BASICALLY WHO EXECUTIVE BRANCH, BASICALLY WHO DOES NOT WANT US TO GET DOES NOT WANT US TO GET INFORMATION, AND THEY TELL ALL INFORMATION, AND THEY TELL ALL OF YOU ALL BY THE WAY, THEY WANT OF YOU ALL BY THE WAY, THEY WANT TO SUPPRESS YOU ALL, HOW DO YOU TO SUPPRESS YOU ALL, HOW DO YOU EVEN MAKE A GOVERNMENT EVEN MAKE A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE? ACCOUNTABLE? SO WE’RE GOING TO, I AGAIN WE SO WE’RE GOING TO, I AGAIN WE APPRECIATE I WOULD DESCRIBE TO APPRECIATE I WOULD DESCRIBE TO DONALD TRUMP THAT HE KNOWS AND DONALD TRUMP THAT HE KNOWS AND WE’LL SEE WHERE WE GO FROM WE’LL SEE WHERE WE GO FROM THERE. THERE.>>WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT>>WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU LEARNED TODAY? THING THAT YOU LEARNED TODAY?>>I BELIEVE HE TOLD THE TRUTH.>>I BELIEVE HE TOLD THE TRUTH. I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING LAW FOR I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING LAW FOR MANY YEARS. MANY YEARS. I’M USED TO WATCHING WITNESSES. I’M USED TO WATCHING WITNESSES. I THINK THAT HE — I THINK THAT I THINK THAT HE — I THINK THAT HE, FIRST OF ALL, I THINK HE IS HE, FIRST OF ALL, I THINK HE IS VERY — A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF AND VERY — A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF AND HE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT? HE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT? I’M GOING THE WRONG WAY. I’M GOING THE WRONG WAY. I WANT TO CHANGE AND REVERSE I WANT TO CHANGE AND REVERSE THINGS. THINGS. I THINK HE IS REFORCEFUL, AND HE I THINK HE IS REFORCEFUL, AND HE SAID THE REASON HE IS COMING IN SAID THE REASON HE IS COMING IN BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS HIS BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS HIS SENTENCE REDUCED. SENTENCE REDUCED. I THINK THAT IS NOT LIKELY, BUT I THINK THAT IS NOT LIKELY, BUT DON’T MISS THIS. DON’T MISS THIS. AND HE AGREED WITH ME AND I TOLD AND HE AGREED WITH ME AND I TOLD HIM, IF YOU COME IN HERE AND YOU HIM, IF YOU COME IN HERE AND YOU LIE AND THESE WERE MY EXACT LIE AND THESE WERE MY EXACT WORDS, I WILL NAIL YOU TO THE WORDS, I WILL NAIL YOU TO THE CROSS. CROSS. AND I MEANT THAT. AND I MEANT THAT. WE CAN’T KEEP GOING ON LYING AND WE CAN’T KEEP GOING ON LYING AND LYING AND LYING. LYING AND LYING. WE WILL NEVER GET TO ANY SENSE WE WILL NEVER GET TO ANY SENSE OF NORMALCY. OF NORMALCY. BUT YEAH, I BELIEVE HIM. BUT YEAH, I BELIEVE HIM.>>HOW ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE>>HOW ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS, WILL YOU BE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS, WILL YOU BE TALKING TO THEM? TALKING TO THEM?>>YEAH, WE PROBABLY WILL.>>YEAH, WE PROBABLY WILL. THERE ARE AREAS WE HAVE TO BE THERE ARE AREAS WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH. CAREFUL WITH. SPECIAL COUNCIL, THE SOUTHERN SPECIAL COUNCIL, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AND OTHERS DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AND OTHERS HAVE BASICALLY SAID THERE ARE HAVE BASICALLY SAID THERE ARE THINGS THEY’RE LOOKING INTO. THINGS THEY’RE LOOKING INTO. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT WE COULD GET INTO AND DIDN’T GET WE COULD GET INTO AND DIDN’T GET INTO THAT THEY’RE LOOKING INTO. INTO THAT THEY’RE LOOKING INTO. THIS IS, I THINK THEY’RE STILL A THIS IS, I THINK THEY’RE STILL A NUMBER OF SHOES TO DROP. NUMBER OF SHOES TO DROP. WE HAVE WORKED VERY CAREFULLY WE HAVE WORKED VERY CAREFULLY WITH SPECIAL COUNCIL TO MAKE WITH SPECIAL COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DID NOT INTERFERE SURE THAT WE DID NOT INTERFERE WITH THE INVESTIGATION. WITH THE INVESTIGATION. ONE MORE THING. ONE MORE THING. I HAVE A BAD COLD. I HAVE A BAD COLD. DO YOU BELIEVE — DO YOU BELIEVE –>>I WANT TO BE CLEAR, AND I>>I WANT TO BE CLEAR, AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU MISSED DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU MISSED THIS, I SAID THAT I WOULD RATHER THIS, I SAID THAT I WOULD RATHER HAVE NO HEARING THAN HAVE A HAVE NO HEARING THAN HAVE A HEARING THAT INTERFERED WITH HEARING THAT INTERFERED WITH MUELLER. MUELLER. I THINK HE IS DOING VERY, VERY I THINK HE IS DOING VERY, VERY IMPORTANT WORK. IMPORTANT WORK. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO, WE HAVE A TO GET BACK TO, WE HAVE A SITUATION THAT FOLKS ARE LESSING SITUATION THAT FOLKS ARE LESSING WITH OUR ELECTION. WITH OUR ELECTION. THIS IS SERIES. THIS IS SERIES. THERE IS A LOT THAT WILL COME THERE IS A LOT THAT WILL COME OUT OF THIS. OUT OF THIS. I JUST TALKED TO ADAM SCHIFF, I JUST TALKED TO ADAM SCHIFF, THERE IS A NUMBER THINGS HE CAN THERE IS A NUMBER THINGS HE CAN USE FROM OUR HEARING FOR HIS USE FROM OUR HEARING FOR HIS HEARING, BUT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF HEARING, BUT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF COMMITTEES LOOKING AT DIFFERENT COMMITTEES LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE TRUMP ASPECTS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. AND DON’T GET IT TWISTED. AND DON’T GET IT TWISTED. WE ARE DOING — I SAID IT FROM WE ARE DOING — I SAID IT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. THE VERY BEGINNING. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ADDRESS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES, THEY CONFRONT THE THOSE ISSUES, THEY CONFRONT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ON A DAY TO CAYD AMERICAN PEOPLE ON A DAY TO CAYD BASIS LIKE THE AFFORDABLE CARE BASIS LIKE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACCOUNT. ACCOUNT. BUT WE’RE ALSO GOING TO PAINT A BUT WE’RE ALSO GOING TO PAINT A PICTURE IN WHAT IS HAPPENING TO PICTURE IN WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR DEMOCRACY. OUR DEMOCRACY.>>BASED ON WHAT YOU HEARD DO>>BASED ON WHAT YOU HEARD DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED A CRIME WHILE IN COMMITTED A CRIME WHILE IN OFFICE? OFFICE?>>BASED ON WHAT — LOOKING AT>>BASED ON WHAT — LOOKING AT THE CHECKS, AND LISTENING TO MR. THE CHECKS, AND LISTENING TO MR. COHEN, IT APPEAR THAT’S HE DID. COHEN, IT APPEAR THAT’S HE DID. AGAIN, IF — AND I DON’T, THAT AGAIN, IF — AND I DON’T, THAT IS NOT FOR KNOW SAY. IS NOT FOR KNOW SAY. I’M BASING THAT ON WHAT HAS I’M BASING THAT ON WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN FILED. ALREADY BEEN FILED. HERE THEY FILED MR. COHEN IS HERE THEY FILED MR. COHEN IS PLEADING TO CHARGES WHERE HE PLEADING TO CHARGES WHERE HE SAYS HE WAS DIRECTED TO COMMIT A SAYS HE WAS DIRECTED TO COMMIT A CRIME BY THE PRESIDENT, SO I CRIME BY THE PRESIDENT, SO I THINK WE REALLY WILL HAVE TO SEE THINK WE REALLY WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT MUELLER SAYS. WHAT MUELLER SAYS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DID AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DID AND I WANT TO BE CLEAR ON THIS, A I WANT TO BE CLEAR ON THIS, A LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING ME TO DO INTERVIEWS, AND I ME TO DO INTERVIEWS, AND I LITERALLY LITERALLY TURNED DOWN LITERALLY LITERALLY TURNED DOWN AT LEAST 150 INTERVIEWS IN THE AT LEAST 150 INTERVIEWS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. LAST FEW MONTHS. ONCE WE KNOW COHEN WAS COMING. ONCE WE KNOW COHEN WAS COMING. YOU KNOW WHY? YOU KNOW WHY? THE THING THAT I DID NOT WANT TO THE THING THAT I DID NOT WANT TO DO WAS JUST ASSUME WHAT HE WAS DO WAS JUST ASSUME WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY. GOING TO SAY. I WANT HIM TO COME IN, SAY WHAT I WANT HIM TO COME IN, SAY WHAT HE HAD TO SAY AND THEN TRY TO HE HAD TO SAY AND THEN TRY TO TELL YOU WHAT WE FOUND OUT. TELL YOU WHAT WE FOUND OUT. I REFUSE TO BE A HYPOCRITE WHEN I REFUSE TO BE A HYPOCRITE WHEN THE — WHEN MY REPUBLICAN THE — WHEN MY REPUBLICAN COLLEGES, WHEN THEY WERE IN COLLEGES, WHEN THEY WERE IN CONTROL. CONTROL. THEY WOULD GO OUT, MAKE A THEY WOULD GO OUT, MAKE A HEADLINE, A BIG HEADLINE, AND HEADLINE, A BIG HEADLINE, AND TRY TO HAVE A HEARING TO GET THE TRY TO HAVE A HEARING TO GET THE FACTS TO CATCH UP WITH THE FACTS TO CATCH UP WITH THE DEADLINE. DEADLINE. SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DID SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DID THAT AGAIN. THAT AGAIN.>>I HAVE BEEN SITTING THERE FOR>>I HAVE BEEN SITTING THERE FOR WHAT, NINE HOURS? WHAT, NINE HOURS? EIGHT HOURS? EIGHT HOURS? I NEED TO STUDY THE TRANSCRIPTS, I NEED TO STUDY THE TRANSCRIPTS, SEE WHAT WE HAVE, KEEP IN MIND I SEE WHAT WE HAVE, KEEP IN MIND I WANT TO PROCEED VERY CAUTIOUSLY. WANT TO PROCEED VERY CAUTIOUSLY. BUT NO ONE MENTIONED THE WORD BUT NO ONE MENTIONED THE WORD IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. NOT ONE. NOT ONE. THEY DID, BUT NOT US. THEY DID, BUT NOT US. SO AGAIN, I WANT TO — I AM SO AGAIN, I WANT TO — I AM HOPING THAT THIS IS — NOT HOPING THAT THIS IS — NOT HOPING, I KNOW, THIS IS EITHER HOPING, I KNOW, THIS IS EITHER THE END OF THE PROCESS OR THE B THE END OF THE PROCESS OR THE B>>YOU SPENT SEVERAL YEARS IN>>YOU SPENT SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MINORITY OF THIS COMMITTEE. THE MINORITY OF THIS COMMITTEE. THIS WAS YOUR FIRST REALLY BIG THIS WAS YOUR FIRST REALLY BIG HEARING AS CHAIRMAN. HEARING AS CHAIRMAN.>>HERE WE GO AGAIN.>>HERE WE GO AGAIN.>>HOW DO YOU THINK THE TWO>>HOW DO YOU THINK THE TWO PARTIES BEHAVED TODAY GIVEN PARTIES BEHAVED TODAY GIVEN MISTAKES? MISTAKES?>>I FELT THAT WHEN YOU GET TO>>I FELT THAT WHEN YOU GET TO BE MY AGE, YOU DON’T — I BE MY AGE, YOU DON’T — I DON’T — I PROBABLY WOULD JUDGE DON’T — I PROBABLY WOULD JUDGE IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN A IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN A YOUNGER PERSON. YOUNGER PERSON. BUT I’VE BEEN ON THIS COMMITTEE BUT I’VE BEEN ON THIS COMMITTEE 22 YEARS. 22 YEARS. I’VE SEEN A LOT. I’VE SEEN A LOT. I’VE SEEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE DO I’VE SEEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE DO THIS WORST THING IN THE WORLD. THIS WORST THING IN THE WORLD. I’VE SEEN LAWYERS DISBARRED. I’VE SEEN LAWYERS DISBARRED. I’VE SEEN ALL KIND OF STUFF. I’VE SEEN ALL KIND OF STUFF. AND I SEE IT AS A PART OF OUR AND I SEE IT AS A PART OF OUR HISTORY. HISTORY. SO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WERE SO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WERE ARGUING BACK AND FORTH, IT WAS ARGUING BACK AND FORTH, IT WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. BE.>>WHERE DO YOU RANK THIS>>WHERE DO YOU RANK THIS HEARING THROUGH THE OTHER ONES HEARING THROUGH THE OTHER ONES YOU’VE HAD THROUGH THE YEARS? YOU’VE HAD THROUGH THE YEARS?>>THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE — THIS>>THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE — THIS AND THE TOYOTA HEARING, NUMBER AND THE TOYOTA HEARING, NUMBER ONE AND TWO. ONE AND TWO. REMEMBER TOYOTA? REMEMBER TOYOTA? YEAH, THAT WAS BIG. YEAH, THAT WAS BIG. THANK YOU, GUYS. THANK YOU, GUYS.>>WHAT DO YOU WANT THE>>WHAT DO YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO KNOW BASED ON PRESIDENT TO KNOW BASED ON TODAY’S PROCEEDING? TODAY’S PROCEEDING?>>WHAT I WANT THE PRESIDENT TO>>WHAT I WANT THE PRESIDENT TO KNOW, I WANT YOU TO CLIP MY KNOW, I WANT YOU TO CLIP MY CLOSING ARGUMENT. CLOSING ARGUMENT. I WANT THE PRESIDENT TO BE I WANT THE PRESIDENT TO BE REMINDED OF WHAT I SAID TO HIM REMINDED OF WHAT I SAID TO HIM IN THE OVAL OFFICE TWO YEARS IN THE OVAL OFFICE TWO YEARS AGO. AGO. I SAID TO HIM, MR. PRESIDENT, I SAID TO HIM, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU COULD BE THE GREATEST YOU COULD BE THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD IF, IF, PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD IF, IF, IF, IF YOU WENT OUT THERE AND IF, IF YOU WENT OUT THERE AND NOT JUST REPRESENTED AND DID NOT JUST REPRESENTED AND DID GOOD THINGS FOR 35% OR 40% OF GOOD THINGS FOR 35% OR 40% OF THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE. BUT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. BUT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.>>OF COURSE THE WENT OUT AND>>OF COURSE THE WENT OUT AND SAID I TOLD HIM HE’D BE THE SAID I TOLD HIM HE’D BE THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD. GREATEST PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD. CUT OUT THE IF. CUT OUT THE IF. THAT’S WHAT I WANT. THAT’S WHAT I WANT. YOU KNOW WHY? YOU KNOW WHY? YOU KNOW, WHEN I SPENT TIME IN YOU KNOW, WHEN I SPENT TIME IN THE HOSPITAL, SIX MONTHS, YOU THE HOSPITAL, SIX MONTHS, YOU GET A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT YOUR GET A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR DEATH. LIFE AND YOUR DEATH. YOU TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS YOU TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WANT THE MOST. THAT YOU WANT THE MOST. AND I THINK MOST OF US, WE WANT AND I THINK MOST OF US, WE WANT TO KNOW THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE TO KNOW THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE OKAY. GOING TO BE OKAY. WE WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE WE WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE A DEMOCRACY. GOING TO EXPERIENCE A DEMOCRACY. THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE AN THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE BETTER AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES THAN I HAD. OPPORTUNITIES THAN I HAD. AND THAT’S WHAT I — I WANT AND THAT’S WHAT I — I WANT HIM — WHEN HE GOES OUT THERE HIM — WHEN HE GOES OUT THERE AND HE DOES THINGS, I WANT HIM AND HE DOES THINGS, I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT CHILDREN. TO THINK ABOUT CHILDREN. I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THAT HE SEPARATED FROM CHILDREN THAT HE SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS. THEIR PARENTS. I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAD CHILDREN IN FACT THAT WE HAD CHILDREN IN CAGES. CAGES. I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE I WANT HIM TO THINK ABOUT THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN. EDUCATION OF CHILDREN. IN OTHER WORDS, THE THINGS THAT IN OTHER WORDS, THE THINGS THAT WILL — MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL WILL — MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL OF THEM, I WANT HIM TO THINK

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  • 200 years from now the human race will be dead. Murdered by idiots like Trump. If Trump said that the standard model of particle physics was wrong his idiots would swallow it. If he said quantum mechanics is rubbish they would believe him. He knows nothing about science but the idiots accept his moronic statements. We are looking down the barrel of a methane cannon and Donald's gut tells him that there is no problem.

  • Readin about this moment and laughing at this person in power who can't speak or finish a coherent thought

  • That cough sounds like a CHF cough. Get well rep. Cummings, because the country needs you and more like you.

  • Here’s a joke: What’s the difference between a Klan rally and a Republican Convention?

    Answer: The dress code.

    Here’s another one: How white is the Republican Party?

    According to Pew Research, 83 percent of the registered voters who identify as Republican are non-Hispanic whites. The Republican Party is whiter than Tilda Swinton riding a polar bear in a snowstorm to a Taylor Swift concert.

    #Facts
    #NotOpinions

  • So selling 20% of our URANIUM to Russia by Obama and Hillary was not a threat to our democracy? Hypocrisy. Hypocrisy bleaching servers to avoid the truth is not wrong? Hypocrisy. You are in the Clinton's pockets.

  • 200 years from now ,people will think how stupid the Socialist Democrats in Congress were . What a waste of tax payers money.

  • Interesting factd: Elijah Cummings was a key figure in the civil rights movement. He march hand to hand with MLK. He got attack by the police dogs. He is the truest example of a American Patriot!

  • Right/Wrong prevail as sides taken here that truly matter.
    Cohen has chosen the legacy he leaves his family. They need not hide,lie,cover up,nor bow
    their heads in shame.

  • Elijah Cummings forgot that the world is under nuclear war anihilation.. We be lucky if we make it 50 to 80 years from now. GET REAL.

  • Holy youtube got rid of the "SKIP AD" button… holy $$$$ will bring upi down once you are up
    I loved it when I first found youtube – no commercials but money ruined it.

  • Elijah Cummings: ‘200 Years From Now, People Will Be Reading About This Moment’…If USA still united, if its system still democracy, and if all Americans are democrats. For sure Mr Cummings and other Democrat politicians averred that Mr Trump is not their president when he was elected in 2016. And history will just record the biased investigation that leads to NO RUSSIAN collusion. Mr Cummings will make history himself about his own records and a certified self-serving politician. Maybe he will have stone monument be erected for men to see 200 years what he had accomplished. Now Mr Cummings should do something if all states be stable enough as united – It is fact he is one member who divides this country (he averred Trump is not his president) and a fact RACISM is tangible to DIVISION. Have a nice coffee…Prediction for politics is just going nuts and always produce burnt nuts and brittles. Democrats predicted the US 2016 election, a Clinton 99% win but Mr Trump won. And those who predict about their own politics are just self-serving and most of the time very painful and uncomfortable. Ride, stir it hot, USA government is TOO LARGE and its DEBT might be gazillion dollars (in 200 years) – maybe USA (its states) might just dissolve and will be divided into independent countries in the near future.

  • I like Elijah,he talks from his brain, you can see him thinking.You can see he wants to save our country.

  • Cummings is overly optimistic if he believes this planet has 200 years left. We'll be lucky to have 20 more years of human historical narrative with a sick, dysfunctional nation like America in the throws of a death rattle. The rest of the world see's the writing on the wall and our only hope, and a slim hope at that, is that Russia, China and NATO countries with a spine find the strength and courage to put a leash on the vicious, half crazed beast America has become.
    American's would just as soon eat their own children as learn to live in a civil world where the rule of international law is possible… and a nation couldn't get more vile and repulsive than that.

  • He LOOK and SOUNDED remorseful but low, very low personage in body language to PROTECT Mr TRUMP in his testimony. Love Kumpuchea and God bless America

  • 200 yrs from now American history will read this was a civil war that a great man came to drain the swamp & give the power back to the people! As a black man who watched democrats sell out my parents & grandparents, using them for their votes & leaving us in a state almost as bad as the period of slavery I am glad Trump has came to lift this country up! #Trump2020

  • I believe he told the truth…When Cummings said that about Cohen testimony he is warning us that they are going to investigate Donald Trump. Just a heads Up, on March 7, 2019 it will be Donald Trump's 777 days in office.

  • I don't think they'll be talking about it at all. Other than a footnote as the dumbest dog and pony show, witch hunt.

  • It's refreshing to have a calm and orderly Q&A session where the speaker doesn't interrupt or yell or make fun of the parole asking questions.

  • What was the purpose of this committee again? What's Sebring a liar to Congress to talk about the president when he openly admits that he's being paid for a million dollars to be there. And you got what he refused it there was any Russian collusion and he said the president was racist so what what's new. Baseless accusations from a convicted liar

  • H. R. 5736: Congress actually made this law. It allows news channels like CNN, FOX, MSNBC & BBC TO TELL LIES!

  • Mr. Cummings great man he does his research he doesn't come with false accusations he listen to the facts and then make his decision as we noticed in this video he said don't get it twisted that's a man who's about honor and integrity we told Michael Cohen do not lie and he would nail him to the cross he wasn't playing.

  • He won't be here _ and myself also Thank GOD. I will be with the LORD and will not have hear his reverse discrimination remarks towards Trump.

  • You are sir, a man of integrity and stature and grace..I live in England. We have our problems here. Sadly we have no one of your stature here..We do not enjoy the kind of accountability you are trying to be a part of and we are a lesser country for it..God bless you for your decency..

  • (D)President Johnson (Can't make this up) said, "We'll have these ni–ers voting Democrat for two hundred years". Hard to shake the old KKK Democratic roots, isn't it? Cummings is either under threat to tow that line, or is just not paying attention. Virtually EVERY word from his mouth is a projection of what the Democrats have been guilty of for decades. "Strayed so far from normal' is having satanic transgender pole dancers types "reading" (indoctrinating) to 4yr olds and having them put dollar bills in their garter belts at the Michelle Obama Library. Look it up, and tell me who the F__K has strayed from "normal" Mr. Cummings. Sad, MSNBC, and seditious.

  • it is so sad to see everyone in our leader circle go down one by one…..Lord bring this country back to where it belongs……

  • That's right Elijah, they will be talking about the exact opposite of what you are saying. History will be made, soon. Yates. Comey, Strzok and Page, Clapper, Brennan and McCabe ALL arrested and tried for treason. We will come for Hillary and Obama after these people are dealt with.
    WWG1WGA
    PANIC IN DC
    Nothing can stop what is coming.
    Nothing.

  • This Wlijah just looks like a wild animal .HE is so biased and has scant respect for natural justice.His horrible act of using The Congress as a platform for a criminal to tell all the lies in live is deplorable and insulting to the system!

  • As Bugs Bunny would say – "What A Moroon"! Looks like his neck is blowing a ugly brown bubble!

  • 200 years from now I hope they read how the Democrats from Maryland embarrassed our state because HRC lost. Rather than help the State they represent and the homeless people here and the Baltimore City issues with crime and corruption they choose to go after a great President. Just like all democrat run cities and states we are riddled in crime etc.

  • he as propertys in Baltimore ask is tenants LOL where the $$ of Baltimores go's some Blacks are tired of Elijah they have kids and work and like safety !!!!!!!!!!! Denocrat talk a lot but do nothing they make fun of Trump only !!! building nothing see all those democrats are full of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ get to where ?????? democrats have done craps so far !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cummings is a total hypocrite. He has done NOTHING for his district. All he does is lay blame on others and name call. He is an embarrassment.

  • This is really crazy as I see the man by your side is not our color for him to do it you like that it is something is really going with this man doing you like that to you and you suppose to be well repect by your people ok the hush money change people for them to lie under oath ok everybody getting pay by trump ok just be careful and they not suppose to be harming you and you is well know as congree man and women are the highest of the nation so do the house speaker too ok right along with you it is a crime for harm you guys and Trump will have to pay you for emtional damage is 458.trillon dollar for harming the congree Trump supposed to listen to the congree and they have the say so they command you to do your job or step down every single one of them ok congree is over the president ok and Trump don't have no say so over nothing just do good or not my big brother talk this young man named is Matt Frazier ok at first I gave you the wrong last name ok so I am given you the right one ok he is a pychic reading and he will telling you all what about Trump is doing and trying to do to our America people or being a Target as they did to you they will do this to somebody else ok Matt Frazier is YouTube and type his name on the search page and look at the bottom and telling him what you want to know about this man Trump is really up to harm our America people ok I am sorry this fool is getting out of hands to harm you and Trump got to pay that amount of money from the court for Assulted battery and endanger the congree period he not suppose to do that at all he don't have no respect for you and anyone in the government committee meeting of the juctice department and the FBI agent and the CIA Agent and the DEA agent they all got pay that why they are not doing there job when they are not taking the actin on the president for the crime he is doing is tolling wrong for our country we shall have peace of mind not war is over no more hates crime on this nation ok those immgrant shall be free to goes on there life of peace of mind and love for there family all the damage Trump people done to those immgrant shall be pay to them is 436 million dollars each of them right now and they need a very good lawyer all of them ok Trump shall be step down and be remove from the white house by the congree they have the say so not Trump they command Trump not Trump command our congree not so the congree is the boss of this nation step him down step and remove him by the congree shall send the law enforcement with a warrant to arrest him and all of them in his white house all of them shall be remove ok

  • He is a… FALSE PROPHET. Talks the talk….but stumbles all over his LIES. The young and elderly are suffering on his watch… in BALTIMORE.
    VOTE HIM OUT VOTE HIM OUT

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