There was a key point in Chairman Cummings opening statement that is worth noting. He said that he’d agreed with the DOJ and the House Intelligence committee that his committee would not ask questions about Russia. He then noted that Cohen had nonetheless brought up Russia in his opening statement and that members of the committee they would be able to ask about those points – Stone and Wikileaks, the Trump Tower Moscow project and the Trump Tower meeting.
Cummings then made a key point, that those issues “do not raise concerns with the Department of Justice” but that there were other Russia topics that were still subjects of on-going investigation and thus remain off limits.
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— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 27, 2019