Elijah Cummings suggested there may be a number of people in the Trump Administration that may be in some legal jeopardy resulting from the information about the Russia Investigation and a possible cover-up being unearthed.
STEPHANOPOULOS: In that meeting, is it true that Mr. Rosenstein did not tell you who told him to write that memo that was released at — parallel with the firing of James Comey?
CUMMINGS: No, he did no tell us. No, he did not.
But again, we’ve got to —
STEPHANOPOULOS: Why not?
CUMMINGS: You got to ask him. But I can tell you, George, as I — my impression, when I walked out of the briefing was that this thing runs deep. In other words, I think that there may be quite a few people that may have some problems with the law with regard to this whole incident.
But we have got to stay focused. Impeachment is one thing. But, George, we’ve got to concentrate on the the fact that the Russians interfered with our elections. And I keep telling people don’t lose — don’t get so caught up in impeachment that you forget about that, because I’m telling you, that’s something that goes to the very heart of our democracy. And we can’t have people in Russia determining who will be the president of the United States and what policies will be pursued. No, we cannot have that.
And Democrats, and independents, all of us ought to be concerned about that. And that’s a role that clearly the congress has so play and that’s a role that an independent commission, that Congressman Swalwell and I have proposed would play.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. Chairman…
CUMMINGS: …finding the answers to those questions.
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