Skip to comments.Stage set for Maxine Waters' ethics trial
Posted on 08/02/2010 6:00:47 PM PDT by advance_copy
A congressional panel set the stage Monday for an ethics trial for Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, over her actions involving a bank with ties to her husband that received federal bailout funds.
Without detailing the accusations, the House Ethics Committee released an investigative report that found "substantial reason" to believe that Waters may have violated ethics rules. The case centers on a meeting Waters set up in September 2008, during the financial crisis, between Treasury Department officials and representatives of minority-owned banks.
But discussion at the meeting "centered on a single bank OneUnited," according to the report by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Waters' husband, Sidney Williams, served on the OneUnited board from 2004 to 2008, and at the time of the September meeting was a stockholder in the bank, the report said.
Three months after Waters, a senior member of the House committee that oversees banking, called then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson to set up the meeting, OneUnited received $12 million in bailout funds.
A defiant Waters a South Los Angeles political fixture who won election to the state Assembly in 1976 and to Congress in 1990 vowed Monday to fight the charges.
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Nothing will happen.
Dead Ted didn’t even get his tallywacker slapped for killing a woman.
Black Democrat? She could shoot white people and get off free.
Smokescreen. This is Obama - the racist - trying to get the white vote back by being tough on a few old very corrupt blacks. They may throw in one Dem token white and a Republican who double parked once.
He is a racist and his whole admin hates “whitey” and “Cracker babies.”
Her and Chuck will get away with it.
The media will tell us it’s a racist Republican witch hunt.
And these two crooks will get re-elected this Nov.
Welcome to Obamaland and have a nice day. :)
Black Democrat....NOTHING will happpen to her....NOTHING!
To be fair they need to go after Barney Frank too!
YES....and NOTHING will happen to GAY BARNEY FRANK!!
The double feature - Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel - gonna require LOTS of popcorn...
Hey mama, whens you in trouble, just start screaming racism. Them white honkies out to get you.
You, bitch, are a disgrace to your race and the House of Representatives.
politicians policing politicians, what a joke!
Policy, for the most part, has been made by white people in America, not by people of color. And they have tended to take care of those things that they think are important. Whether it’s their agricultural subsidies, or other kinds of expenditures that are certainly not expenditures for poor people or for people of color. And so we have to band together and keep fighting back.
— Maxine Waters
You mean...RACISM TRIAL!!
Too bad her definition of 'fighting back' didn't mean ending farm subsidies, but instead meant adding urban subsidies.
It will never happen. She is a master at using racism for her own gain.
Go ahead...stomp on my dream, haha.
The only word that comes to mind is hypocrite" Maxine Waters