U.S. senators Eni Faleomavaega of American Samoa (4th L), Jim McDermott of Washington (5th L) and Michael Honda of California (2nd from R) pose with South Korea's lawmakers and officials in front of the headquarter of the Kaesong Industrial Park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, about 70 km (45 miles) northwest of South Korean capital Seoul in this December 1, 2006 handout photo. The three U.S. lawmakers crossed into to North Korea on Friday to visit the industrial park in North Korea, local media reported. - REUTERS/Unification Ministry/Handout (NORTH KOREA).
McDermott broke spirit of rules but faces no punishment
The Hill - Dec 11 6:10 PM
The House ethics committee found that Rep. Jim McDermotts (D-Wash.) 1997 leaking of a secretly taped phone call to the media among House Republican leaders, including current Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), is inconsistent with the spirit of the applicable [House] rules.