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Maxine Waters Ethics Case: 6 Committee Members Recuse Themselves
Los Angeles Times ^ | Richard Simon

Posted on 02/17/2012 12:05:05 PM PST by AnTiw1

The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles’ most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her.

Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel’s Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness." Six new House members immediately were named to the bipartisan panel to consider all matters related to the Waters case.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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Waters, a South Los Angeles political fixture since the 1970s, has been accused of intervening on behalf of a bank where her husband owned stock and served on the board. She has denied wrongdoing. The case has taken on greater importance for Waters, who is in line to succeed retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.

The investigation against Waters has been anything but usual. It has been sidetracked twice -- once by the committee's decision to put off a trial to conduct further investigation and then by allegations of misconduct against the ethics staff.



1 posted on 02/17/2012 12:05:21 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1
Lifting up the rug getting ready to sweep. . . . .
No damn wonder they only have 9% approval. . . . . .
2 posted on 02/17/2012 12:12:54 PM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: AnTiw1
Guilty!
Guilty!
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

GUILTY!

3 posted on 02/17/2012 12:15:50 PM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate heretics)
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To: AnTiw1

All that other is just eyewash. They’re terrified of her because she’s of sub-Saharan African descent and every creep in the media will fly to her defense, especially if she’s guilty as sin.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 12:17:07 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: AnTiw1

“Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel’s Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case “out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness.”

You cowards!

You vile filthy, stinking, treacherous, traitorous, loathsome, reptilian RINO enemies of the Constitution and of humanity.

May demons gnaw your skulls in Hell for all eternity.

A chance to strike a blow against evil was dropped in your Ken-doll antitesticularian laps, and you pussied out.

Swine! Dogs! Maggots! Limp-wristed, pansy-assed, chicken-choking, globalist, metrosexual, John-McCain-channeling Republican in Name Only/conservative in no way whatsoever nitwits.

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I am sorry if this impression has come across.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 12:25:12 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Voter#537

Didn’t she just say that as the most senior member of the finance comittee she wants to take Barney Franks place as head. I doubt she could have done that with ethics charges hanging over her. They are merely clearing the way.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 12:29:24 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: AnTiw1

I don’t understand how the very people chosen from within Congress to investigate and JUDGE ethics violations, have to bow out of a given case to avoid an appearance of impropriety.

There is nothing particularly partisan about the Waters case. It’s about greed and financial conflict of interest, not (say) an improper effort to beat a Republican challenger.

Someone help me out here?


7 posted on 02/17/2012 12:31:52 PM PST by pogo101
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To: AnTiw1

I honestly don’t know why this is still going on. The Constitution says it’s OK to be corrupt if you’re a democrat.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: dsc

Very well said - the question being do we or do we not have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives? What in the bloody hell is going on? Anyone with half a brain knows that Maxine Waters is a vile racist criminal and should be in Federal prison.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 12:32:09 PM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: pogo101

Simple, they didn’t want to be called racists.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 12:33:51 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dainbramaged

“What in the bloody hell is going on?”

It’s looking more and more like blackmail to me. With the FBI and CIA totally politicized, the demonrats probably have access to every scrap of unfavorable information—or rumor—on every pubby.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 12:41:41 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Well said!

EODGUY


12 posted on 02/17/2012 12:42:36 PM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: AnTiw1

I’m not so sure this is cowardice. They may be so certain of a conviction that they can afford the move.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 12:45:15 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: AnTiw1
They recused themselves because they're all scared $hitless of being accused of being racist.

Nothing but a bunch of frightened little weasels.

14 posted on 02/17/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: AnTiw1

What was that? The sound of six offshore accounts being padded. So... who earned the largest hush money.. and how does that work exactly?


15 posted on 02/17/2012 12:48:32 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: AnTiw1
Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel’s Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case...

Gimme a 'C'

Gimme an 'O'

Gimme a 'W'

Gimme an 'A'

Gimme an 'R'

Gimme a 'D'

Gimme an 'S'

What's that spell?

COWARDS!

What's that spell?

COWARDS!!

One more time:

COWARDS!!

16 posted on 02/17/2012 12:51:17 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: AnTiw1

17 posted on 02/17/2012 12:58:58 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: dsc

They be blue eyed devils?


18 posted on 02/17/2012 1:01:59 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: dainbramaged

The missing, if crucial bit of information, is what did the ethics staff do that was not illegal or unethical that would yet cause everyone to recuse themselves. May we not have any of the facts the underpin the shenanigans?

Of course not...secrecy rules at the Court of King Obama.

It’s time for another party at the White House...


19 posted on 02/17/2012 1:04:45 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: WayneS

Talk tough’
Cry
Cave

It’s the Republican way.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 1:07:14 PM PST by shelterguy
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