October 17, 2019
It was revealed Thursday morning that longtime Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD) died at the age of 68 on Wednesday.
Cummings was the Chairman of the very powerful House Oversight Committee and he was pumping out subpoenas while he was in hospice.
In fact, it was revealed that he signed subpoenas from his death bed just hours before he died.
Or did he?
The signatures on Cummings’s October 16 subpoenas look completely different from a September 30 subpoena so people are asking who really signed the documents.
CNN reported on Thursday that Rep, Cummings signed subpoenas directed to two US immigration agencies just hours before he died.
In one of his last official acts before his death, the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings signed two subpoenas for documents related to a temporary end to a policy change that allowed some immigrants with severe health issues to remain in the US.
Hours before his passing, staffers drove the subpoenas to Baltimore for Cummings’ signature, said a Democratic committee aide.
“Chairman Cummings felt so strongly about the children, that he was going to fight until the end,” said the aide.
Elijah Cummings’ signature on the October 16 subpoena looks very different from his signature on other documents.
Screenshot of October 16 subpoena:
Cummings’s signature on page 3 of the October 16 subpoena looks different from page one: