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BREAKING: Ethics Foundation Requests A.G. Holder Investigate Sen. Boxer
Pajamas Media ^ | October 26, 2010 | Roger L. Simon

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 Boxer’s son has been the center of controversy. The senator reportedly paid out nearly $500,000 from her campaign contributions to her son’s 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 Boxer’s 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; ca2010; callmesenatorboxer; feps

1 posted on 10/26/2010 5:01:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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.


2 posted on 10/26/2010 5:04:02 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Kaslin

BREAKING: Ethics Foundation Requests A.G. Holder Investigate Sen. Boxer

BREAKING: A.G. Holder Doesn't Care


3 posted on 10/26/2010 5:04:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL Ask one Commie to investigate another Commie. Funny stuff.


4 posted on 10/26/2010 5:09:38 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Kaslin

“She is with us, so we don't care.
We and the IRS will investigate YOU just for asking.”

5 posted on 10/26/2010 5:11:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Kaslin

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...


6 posted on 10/26/2010 5:14:19 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


7 posted on 10/26/2010 5:16:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SC_Pete

Really not any different then a fox guarding a hen house


8 posted on 10/26/2010 5:16:19 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
He said he'd take on this daunting task right after he and his department finish investigating the little tin god's "birth" certificate, and the election "victory" of al "i'm ignorant as hell, but I'm funny" franken.

Kind of a case of the "pot calling the kettle black dontcha know.

9 posted on 10/26/2010 5:21:09 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Kaslin

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.


10 posted on 10/26/2010 5:29:04 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: Kaslin

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.


11 posted on 10/26/2010 5:31:18 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Kaslin

Eric Holder, head of the Just Us Department? How funny is that?


12 posted on 10/26/2010 5:35:48 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


13 posted on 10/26/2010 5:39:41 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Kaslin
Pajamas Media has learned The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service sent a letter to Eric Holder last Thursday

I'm sure that POS Holder will put it on the top of his "To Do" list


14 posted on 10/26/2010 5:41:43 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
BREAKING: A.G. Holder Doesn't Care

May be breaking, but it sure isn't news.

15 posted on 10/26/2010 5:45:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Kaslin

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)


16 posted on 10/26/2010 5:47:52 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Kaslin

Holder investigate a political like minded democrat...

When pigs fly!


17 posted on 10/26/2010 5:56:07 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Kaslin
BREAKING: Ethics Foundation Requests A.G. Holder Investigate Sen. Boxer

Yeah, right! Like that'll ever happen!

18 posted on 10/26/2010 6:09:57 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kaslin

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.


19 posted on 10/26/2010 6:15:12 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Don’t hold your breath...


20 posted on 10/26/2010 6:23:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Kaslin

If you don’t recognize the magnitude of the problem, you have no hope of solving it. We have COMMUNISTS protecting TERRORISTS. That is objective fact, not hyperbole. The commies in the Obama Administration are self-identified. They are proud and long members of every radical, Leftist group in the book (and some NOT in the book.)

The term “TERRORIST” is an accurate description of what we face. This is far bigger than just Holder and Boxer. This is an administration focused on the “deconstruction” of the United States. Their word, not mine.


21 posted on 10/26/2010 6:31:10 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Kaslin

Wow, investigating her over a house, yet she used her position as a US Senator to help Code Pink deliver money and supplies to terrorists that were killing our soldiers during a time of war.....that obviously in no big deal.


22 posted on 10/26/2010 6:56:13 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure he will jump right on this one week before the election...Riiiight.....


23 posted on 10/26/2010 6:58:42 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure they’ll jump right on that................right after the Black Panther investigations are finished.........


24 posted on 10/26/2010 7:09:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Kaslin

There is no way that AG Holder will do anything. MAYBE on 3 November but even that is doubtful. If they really wanted this to be a story they should have started this at the beginning of October or even late September....not that it would make much difference but perhaps it would have gotten some exposure.


25 posted on 10/26/2010 7:16:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: True Grit

“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.”

Sadly, you are absolutely correct.

PLEASE, FREEPERS, VOTE. It may be our last chance to save America.


26 posted on 10/26/2010 7:19:30 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Kaslin; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; calcowgirl

“This will be the most ethical congress ever” signed, Pelosi Galore...


27 posted on 10/26/2010 7:28:44 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

ping. Let’s keep stories like these in the news so people will hear about them...


28 posted on 10/26/2010 7:37:41 AM PDT by topher (For handmade rosaries -- http://www.louisiana.edu/~cmh5722/rosaries4u)
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29 posted on 10/26/2010 7:41:27 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Kaslin

Holder will investigate this when Los Angeles gets hit with a 2’ snowstorm.


30 posted on 10/26/2010 7:57:18 AM PDT by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
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To: panthermom

Here’s the problem. Most nuts in California won’t believe any senator could actually support and fund terrorists so they dismiss the allegation. To accept that allegation would really screw them up emotionally—and we know how much those dolts in Cali need to have a good balance of emotion and self-esteem. They may even blame themselves because they voted for the idiot.

But hiding money and funneling it to your son...well that is something they can understand and will believe. Once that sticks then they may be open to believe the other allegations as well.


31 posted on 10/26/2010 8:01:16 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Even if, isn’t that a “fox guarding the hen house” situation?


32 posted on 10/26/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by knittnmom ("Mision Cumplida! Chile")
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To: Kaslin

Boxer is the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

OXYMORON ANYONE?


33 posted on 10/26/2010 8:57:41 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.)
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To: True Grit

You and me both!


34 posted on 10/26/2010 11:08:31 AM PDT by watchdogmom
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To: God luvs America

“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...”

Our war with the socialist propaganda arm of the WH continues...

Go Carly...


35 posted on 10/26/2010 11:13:34 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 8 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Kaslin

In all likelihood she just co-signed for her son’s purchase of a home, and probably put up the down payment. Though the appearance of impropriety and the circumstance for embezzlement are all present. Once again the cover up is worse than the crime. You’d think these pols would learn that by now.

Then again, Boxer has allies in every corner so this is likely to be swept under the rug.


36 posted on 10/27/2010 12:41:16 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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