Rep. Elijah Cummings says it's love of country, not spite, driving Trump investigations

Rep. Elijah Cummings.
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Following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday before two congressional panels, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said it was "a giant step in making sure the American people got a picture" of Mueller's report, and they will "hopefully look towards the future and say, we're not going to have this."

"This is a critical moment in our country's history," he said. "This is a moment people will be talking about and reading about 300, 400, 500 years from now." They will ask what lawmakers did about a president who "knew the rules and knew our founding fathers had done a great job of creating a Constitution and put in all the guardrails," yet still disregards all that. This is not normal, Cummings continued, and "we're not going to get used to this kind of conduct by the president and our attorney general and our Republican colleagues. ... We refuse to accept it."

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