Skip to comments.BREAKING: Ethics Foundation Requests A.G. Holder Investigate Sen. Boxer
Posted on 10/26/2010 5:01:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
In a breaking development that may affect the close California Senate race, Pajamas Media has learned The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service sent a letter to Eric Holder last Thursday requesting the attorney general begin an investigation to determine whether United States Senator Barbara Boxer violated any criminal laws or should be liable for any civil penalty for failure to disclose real property on her Personal Financial Disclosure Reports between 2002 and 2010.
The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that seeks to bring a new level of transparency, accountability and integrity to all levels of government in the United States. Boxer is the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.
The specific property FEPS is referring to is an Oakland, California, home valued at over a million dollars and co-owned by Boxer, her husband Stewart, their son Douglas, and his wife Amy. The letter to Holder reads in part:
Despite the fact that Senator Boxer had an ownership in 854 Longridge Road [in Oakland], she failed to report this substantial real property asset on any of her personal financial disclosures between 2002 and 2010. She had also failed to report the mortgage on the property. Further, she failed to report the purchase of 854 Longridge Road in 2002. Each year Boxer was required to have filed a “full and complete report.”
The filing of false or incomplete disclosure statements is in violation of the Ethics in Government Act. The Act authorizes the Attorney General of the United States to seek civil penalties against Senators who knowingly and willy falsify or fail to report required information. The knowing and willful concealment of the existence of substantial amount of real property for a prolonged period may subject Senators to federal criminal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. paragraph 101. [other citations are available at the link]
The Oakland home is currently lived in by Douglas and his wife. This is not the first time Senator Boxers son has been the center of controversy. The senator reportedly paid out nearly $500,000 from her campaign contributions to her sons public relations firm between 2001 and 2009. Those moneys could have been used to pay off the mortgage on the Oakland property, adding urgency to the DOJ investigation sought by The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service and further complicating the legal and ethical issues involved.
Indeed, ethical questions have been dogging the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics of late. According to an October 13 Washington Examiner article by Marta Mossburg (“It’s time for Sen. Barbara Boxer to come clean on her mortgage loans“), Boxer held no fewer than seven mortgages with Countrywide Financial, the company at the center of the mortgage scandal she was investigating as chair of her committee.
Despite the obvious impropriety, Boxer did not recuse herself. Instead she signed as chair the letter that exonerated Chris Dodd after the Connecticut senator got favorable mortgage rates from Countrywide. That letter — available at the ethics.senate.gov site — is worth reading now in light of what we have learned of Boxers own activities.
If Barbara Boxer is returned to the Senate, she will resume her position as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. It is she who will preside over investigations into the ethical behavior of our senators.
Holder investigating a major Dem senator? Even though she’s white, that’s about as likely as Holder’s investigating Sheila Jackson Lee or John Conyers.
LOL Ask one Commie to investigate another Commie. Funny stuff.
She is with us, so we don't care.
We and the IRS will investigate YOU just for asking.
funny the criminal liberal media hasn’t reported this...i remember when the george $oro$ funded CREW filed an accusation against christine o’donnell based on an “affidavit” signed by her ex-boyfriend it was all over the news...
The only people Holder will be investigating are conservatives.
Black conservatives are hated more than white ones, because they have the stigma of escaped slaves from the leftist plantation.
If they had anything actionable on Clarence Thomas, they would crucify him.
Meanwhile, the Ethics Foundation should also expose Boxer’s treason giving aid and comfort to an enemy in time of war, when she cleared the way with the State Department to let agents from Code Pink and ANSWER deliver large sums of money to Shiite combattants in Fallujah, who then used the money to buy weapons to kill American soldiers.
Really not any different then a fox guarding a hen house
Kind of a case of the "pot calling the kettle black dontcha know.
Holder is an insult to the rule of law. Never thought I would live to see an attorney general worse than Janet Reno......I was wrong. Also, never thought I would live to see a President worse than Jimmy Carter.......wrong again.
It’s on record. NOT much else one can do, but having it on record is the smart thing to do. Holder will ignore it, or delay any action. The MSM will keep it cloaked as best they can, but at least it’s on record, and my comment reads like a busted record.
Oh well, the point is it’s on record.
Eric Holder, head of the Just Us Department? How funny is that?
Short of calling themselves the “New Kremlin” I don’t think it’s possible for this admin to be any more corrupt and totalitarian than they are.
I'm sure that POS Holder will put it on the top of his "To Do" list
May be breaking, but it sure isn't news.
I’m sure the LA Slimes, the SF paper and all the TV stations in Kalifornia will be all over this (about the same time President Sandtraps shows his COLB)
Holder investigate a political like minded democrat...
When pigs fly!
Yeah, right! Like that'll ever happen!
Currently the AG is not a Constitutional office. The AG is hired by the elected president, and approved by congress.
I propose the following amendment: The Attorney General of the United States shall be over 40 years in age, a natural born citizen of the United States of America, and shall be selected by a majority of the State’s governors and shall answer to all state governors.
That might solve some of the fox in the henhouse problems we’ve run into.
Don’t hold your breath...