Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Washington (CNN)Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning. And it was his committee that grilled Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in a blockbuster hearing this past February. Rep. Cummings makes fiery speech in defense of democracy As he has led the investigative efforts, Cummings also clashed publicly with the President. Over the summer, Trump tweeted disparaging remarks toward Cummings and his Maryland district, which includes much of Baltimore, calling the majority black district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Responding to some of the President’s tweets — in which Trump suggested the congressman needed to spend more time …