President Trump’s daughter and special adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump, shared a short message about the tragic shooting in Jacksonville, Fla., today.
Kazuti: There's little doubt that Mr. Cummings and his wife, Ms. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings have some answering to do themselves. I think they both need to be thoroughly investigated for shady financial dealings. Rockeymoore’s foundation came under scrutiny earlier this year after the Washington Examiner reported that the foundation had accepted millions of dollars from corporations and special interest groups with business before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a committee led by Cummings, a Maryland congressman. Rockeymoore’s nonprofit group received over $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016 from special interest groups and corporations. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers, which included Google, J.P. Morgan, and Prudential, have business interests before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has served as Democratic chairman of the committee since January and previously served as ranking member. Rockeymoore’s charity also paid over $250,000 in management fees to her own for-profit consulting firm between 2013 and 2015, according to audited financial reports for the foundation published by the Daily Caller last month. IRS law prohibits insiders at nonprofit groups from self-dealing, or using foundation money for their own personal financial benefit. Hopefully the IRS will investigate this loudmouth, and hopefully Republicans will start sending out subpoenas for Cummings personal financial records.