Elijah Cummings, the president of House Oversight, published a congress report on Monday in which he accused the president of the inauguration committee of Donald Trump of trying to take financial advantage of Trump to make a deal with Saudi Arabia.
The release by the democrat representative of the staff report for the Supervisory and Reform Committee on Tom Barrack is another escalation in his feud with the president.
The report also comes on the same day The New York Times published an article about the ongoing efforts of federal investigators investigating Barrack's foreign contacts and how they might have influenced Trump's campaign, transition and early governance.
& # 39; Today's report reveals new and comprehensive evidence confirming the Committee's whistleblowers and showing how business and foreign interests use their unique access to advocate the transfer of US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia & # 39 ;, said Cummings about the new information.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings continued to add coal to the fire of his feud with Donald Trump by issuing an accusing report on Monday
The report claims that Trump's president, Tom Barrack, wanted to take advantage of the insistence on the president to make a plan with Saudi Arabia to build nuclear power plants
He also lobbyed to become the special envoy to promote Westinghouse Electric Corp when building the factories, during which time he also tried to buy the company
According to the 50-page report, Barrack, a billionaire ally of Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp while trying to convince the president to make him a special envoy to the company that builds nuclear power plants promote in Saudi Arabia.
Barak failed to acquire Westinghouse and also failed to lobby to become a special envoy for Trump. However, the report reveals evidence that foreign interests could gain access to Trump through his allies and senior members of his administration.
& # 39; These new documents raise serious questions about whether the White House is willing to put the potential profit of the friends of the president above the national security of the American people and the universal goal of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons to post, & # 39; read the report.
According to the report, it relied on 60,000 documents and various statements from whistleblowers within the administration.
The report comes while several other investigations into the Trump government are continuing, even though Robert Mueller closed the special counsel's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
The report was completed last week, but Cummings decided to release it on Monday, in the days after Trump launched an attack on the representative and Baltimore, Maryland, who falls in his district.
Trump told Cummings to focus on his district and accused him of not doing anything to help Baltimore, which he & # 39; disgusted & # 39 ;, & # 39; rat and rodent infection & # 39; and a & # 39; mess & # 39; called.
Trump sent several tweets that attacked the Oversight president and the city he represents in Congress
There are concerns from several house committees about the possibilities of foreign entities to influence this administration.
The Times report showed that federal investigators have already looked at whether Barrack allowed contacts in the Persian Gulf to edit the language of a speech Trump made on the campaign track.
Barrack coordinated with his contacts, including Emirati businessman Rashid al-Malik, to prepare a speech on energy policy that Trump wanted to prepare in May 2016. Al-Malik is close to the rulers of the United Arab Emirates.
Paul Manafort, Trump & # 39; s campaign president of 2016, emailed Barrack to ask if he was giving the speech by & # 39; our friends & # 39 ;, referring to these contacts in the Persian Gulf.
& # 39; Are you guiding this through our friends? & # 39; Manafort asked Barrack in a previously undisclosed e-mail, the Times reported.
The real estate and investment company of Manafort does business in the Middle East. The former Trump campaign president is now a convicted criminal.
People familiar with the case said investigators are investigating whether Barrack and others were trying to influence American policy or opinion with the help of foreign entities. They also investigate whether these individuals violate the law that requires such activities to be disclosed to the Ministry of Justice.
The 72-year-old investor spoke to prosecutors at the United States law firm in Brooklyn and is not accused of misconduct – it also appears that the attempt to influence Trump's 2016 speech failed to a large extent.
Although Special Counsel Robert Mueller closed his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 elections in March, there are still investigations into whether other foreign entities were influencing his campaign and transition to the White House.
Questions about Trump's energy speech were examined as part of this study.
Owen Blicksilver, a Barrack spokesperson, said prosecutors have no further questions & # 39; for Trump's ally.
The Times also published an article on Monday showing that Barrack was being investigated to see if he was consulting with the Persian Gulf contacts to edit a speech from the Trump campaign on energy policy
Trump met Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in 2017
Paul Manafort, Trump & # 39; s 2016 campaign president, sent an email to Barrack asking if he & # 39; led this through our friends? & # 39; He referred to the energy speech and the & # 39; friends & # 39; they were contacts they shared in the Persian Gulf
Barak is of Lebanese descent and speaks Arabic, and his assistants say he has always acted as an independent mediator between the Trump campaign and the leadership and leaders of the Persian Gulf.
Blicksilver says he had nothing to gain by influencing the statement.
Although the Oversight report was completed last week, Cummings releases it after Trump has sent a series of critical tweets to Democratic Maryland in recent days.
On the weekend, Trump tweeted several times about the surveillance chairman and Baltimore, Maryland, which falls within his district.
The attacks on Cummings were launched after the representative discredited the conditions of detention centers for migrants on the southern border and criticized customs and border protection agents.
& # 39; So sad that Elia Cummings has done so little for the people of Baltimore. Statistically, Baltimore is in last place in almost every major category, & tweeted Trump Saturday. & # 39; Cummings has done nothing but dry-milk Baltimore, but the audience is being made aware of the poor work it does!
He also called Baltimore & # 39; disgusting & # 39 ;, & # 39; ravaged by rats and rodents & # 39; and claimed that no one would want to live there.
His attacks on Cummings, which is black, and Baltimore, which is more than 60 percent African-American and black, were racially motivated.
Trump always accused Democrats of having the & # 39; race card & # 39; when he claimed that his attacks & # 39; had nothing to do with racing & # 39; and were only the truth.
House Oversight is one of the committees that want to vote on recommending to the room to start an investigation into allegations in Trump.
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