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Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled
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Posted on 11/19/2010 12:24:17 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled Posted by Brian Montopoli Leave Comment

One day after it recommended censure for veteran Democrat Charles Rangel of New York, the bipartisan House ethics committee has canceled the Nov. 29th trial for California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

The committee said new material has come to light that has prompted a decision to send the Waters case back to the initial subcommittee that first looked into it, according to CBS Radio News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bob Fuss. That four-member subcommittee will now reexamine the evidence against Waters.

Waters has been accused of improperly attempting to steer federal bailout money to a bank in which her husband had a financial interest. The lawmaker, who has a high-ranking spot on the House Financial Services Committee, has denied all wrongdoing.

In 2008, Waters organized a meeting between Treasury officials and executives from OneUnited Bank, where her husband was once a board member and had significant investments. The bank received $12 million from the federal government's Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Waters has defended her request for the meeting as part of her efforts to advocate on behalf of minority-owned businesses.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cohee; congress; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; kevincohee; maxinewaters; oneunited; oneunitedbank; surprisesurprise; tarp

1 posted on 11/19/2010 12:24:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

so is it over?


2 posted on 11/19/2010 12:25:44 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Sub-Driver

whitewash time!


3 posted on 11/19/2010 12:25:55 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled”

Couldn’t find any?


4 posted on 11/19/2010 12:28:38 PM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, that’s a relief. There has to be ethics in the first place in order for there to be an ethics trial.

The NappyOne


5 posted on 11/19/2010 12:29:16 PM PST by NappyOne
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To: Grunthor

Okay. Ya got me good with that one.

ROTFLMAO!!


6 posted on 11/19/2010 12:31:36 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: camle

In other words it is so bad the current congressional committee headed by democrats wants nothing to do with it, but are willing to let the next congress headed by republicans go for it and take Maxine Waters mouthy excuses and the cries of racisim


7 posted on 11/19/2010 12:32:17 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Grunthor

In a pre-trial motion the Democrats determined that Ethics did not have legal standing.

The NappyOne


8 posted on 11/19/2010 12:32:42 PM PST by NappyOne
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To: Sub-Driver

Couldn’t this be a GOOD thing since she will now be tried by a more conservative bunch?


9 posted on 11/19/2010 12:35:44 PM PST by sorrisi (CAP spending and TRADE Congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. Is it beause after reviewing the evidance they concluded they would have to find her guilty also?

Or is it because they did not want another circus?


10 posted on 11/19/2010 12:35:46 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Not canceled - postponed according to another source:
11 posted on 11/19/2010 12:38:41 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sub-Driver
new material has come to light

She was seen walking on water?

But, seriously, we don't know if this new material would help exonerate her or, quite possibly, involves evidence of further crimes.

12 posted on 11/19/2010 12:42:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver

new documents?

uhhh.. developing


13 posted on 11/19/2010 12:42:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Heh-heh-heh... Let Darrell Issa get ahold of her... figuratively speaking, of course...


14 posted on 11/19/2010 12:42:45 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: All
QUESTION Do her working class constituents know Maxine Waters used their tax dollars to help her and her husband's investment in OneUnited.

Do her working class constituents know that their tax dollars were used to finance a luxurious lifestyle for OneUnited bank chairman and CEO Kevin Cohee, including a Porsche and a mansion on the exclusive Pacific Coast Highway?

Cohee's high-flying perks came despite his having been charged in 2007 with felonies after his arrest on suspicion of possessing cocaine, crack cocaine and concentrated cannabis, according to the Los LA County DA's office. The case was dismissed the next year after Cohee completed a drug diversion program.

Cohee was also arrested in 2007 after a woman filed a complaint alleging that Cohee had forcibly sodomized her, according to public records. Prosecutors did not pursue the assault charge.


OneUnited Bank Chairman and CEO, Kevin Cohee
JD, Harvard Law School
Board Member, Boston Bank Of Commerce
Formerly with Salomon Bros, Inc.

I hear that, these days, Cohee has the affirmative action office of Harvard Law School on speed-dial.

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Waters' Academy award-worthy acting job.

WATERS' DOING HER VICTIMIZATION ACT--PLAYING THE RACE CARD

15 posted on 11/19/2010 12:48:15 PM PST by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

Just postponed till Jan 1, 2011


16 posted on 11/19/2010 12:58:12 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

It is best to wait until January when the new House is installed. Then hit this witch with both barrels.


17 posted on 11/19/2010 1:00:09 PM PST by Logical me
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To: NormsRevenge

new documents?
uhhh.. developing

Yes, they were found in the back seat of an election worker’s car late last night.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: sorrisi

Nope. It will just reinforce that Pubbies are rayciss.

That and this way the Dhimmicrats will avoid a troika (Cornyn, Rangel, Waters) that could make the whities in control (Pelosi, Hoyer) actually appear rayciss to their base constituency (that would be the Congresional Black Caucus).


19 posted on 11/19/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: BubbaJunebug
"willing to let the next congress headed by republicans go for it and take Maxine Waters mouthy excuses and the cries of racisim. . ."

When Newt and the boys took over in 1995 and exposed the House Post Office Scandal, that was just for starters. The Socialist/Democrat crooks decided not to run in the next election.

Dems are probably giving the new crooks the same advice, starting with Rangel and Marxine Waters.

They are telling these felons that if they don't retire, the Republicans will send them to jail when they run DOJ in 2013.

yitbos

20 posted on 11/19/2010 1:02:45 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Sub-Driver
The committee said new material has come to light that has prompted a decision to send the Waters case back to the initial subcommittee that first looked into it, according to CBS Radio News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bob Fuss. That four-member subcommittee will now reexamine the evidence against Waters.

Was this "new material" in large or small denominations?

21 posted on 11/19/2010 1:03:31 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Sub-Driver

Hope they screw up and this rolls into January.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 1:06:42 PM PST by Iron Munro (Save The USA. Stamp out Affirmative Action: Get the Obamas out of the White House.)
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To: Grunthor

Spoil sport. I just saw this thread and was about to reply with the same words. :-)


23 posted on 11/19/2010 1:11:24 PM PST by ken in texas (No tagline... what I really want to say might get me banned.)
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To: ken in texas

Great minds.


24 posted on 11/19/2010 1:12:52 PM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: Alex Murphy

So, somebody has finally looked in Maxine’s freezer?


25 posted on 11/19/2010 1:15:12 PM PST by Clioman
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To: Liz
...possessing cocaine, crack cocaine and concentrated cannabis....forcibly sodomized her....

Those are lifestyles in the 'hood.

26 posted on 11/19/2010 1:18:51 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: Cicero
...seriously, we don't know if this new material would help exonerate her or, quite possibly, involves evidence of further crimes.

That's what I'm wondering.

Does anybody know how she's regarded by the other Dims? The impression I get is that she's a b!tch.

They could be throwing her to the lions.

27 posted on 11/19/2010 1:41:09 PM PST by tsomer
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To: tsomer

Hope they found something to indict Barney Frank, too.

Is that just wishful thinking on my part?


28 posted on 11/19/2010 1:47:58 PM PST by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: Cicero
But, seriously, we don't know if this new material would help exonerate her or, quite possibly, involves evidence of further crimes.

I would say that it's probably exoneration or at least a plausible excuse. That's the only good reason to delay.

If it was evidence of new crimes, the Democrats would want to push her through the ethics committee hearing whitewash and censure her like Rangel before the Republicans take over.

Then, the Republicans would be in a difficult position to initiate a new investigation over the same issue. Kind of like double-jeopardy: you can't be tried twice for the same crime.

29 posted on 11/19/2010 1:54:14 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: camle

I think it is actually black washing time.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 1:54:30 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: sorrisi

Exactly.


31 posted on 11/19/2010 1:58:25 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Yes, I'm a neocon. What of it?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This arrogant, dim-witted thug has been funneling money to her husbands companies for decades. She is a CRIMINAL, pure and simple. But I’d be quite surprised to see republicans summon up the GUTS necessary to try her after the first of the year. After all, they wouldn’t want to risk losing that perpetually ENORMOUS number of black votes next time around!!


32 posted on 11/19/2010 1:59:19 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: sorrisi

They want the Republicans to handle it. Then they will call them racists.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 2:04:24 PM PST by kezzek
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To: Sub-Driver

How ‘effin convenient for her!


34 posted on 11/19/2010 2:19:55 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation ("This is our moment, this is our movement, this is our morning in America!" Sarah Palin)
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To: KEmom
Is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Bawny's going to be a tougher nut to crack. I think his suck-up skills are a little better than Maxy's.(no pun intended, unless appropriate)

I merely suspect that hers are dismal, that maybe she's PO'd a lot of her fellow travelers.

But I really don't know.

Wishful thinking is what's keeping me going these days.

35 posted on 11/19/2010 2:20:16 PM PST by tsomer
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me guess, there’s no controlling legal authority?


36 posted on 11/19/2010 3:38:52 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver

hmm...new material...could that new material be the conviction of Rangel? can’t have two black congressmen convicted by a Dem Congress back to back - what message would that send to their black constituents for goodness sakes? why, they’d call the Dems the R word. There’d be riots for crying out loud! So they’ll sit on Waters until a few other un-blacks are found to take the spotlight, and then get back to her, if she hasn’t retired by then, when the “racist” republicans are in power.


37 posted on 11/19/2010 4:08:26 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Liz
Do her working class constituents know that their tax dollars were used to finance a luxurious lifestyle for OneUnited bank chairman and CEO Kevin Cohee, including a Porsche and a mansion on the exclusive Pacific Coast Highway?

LOL. Her constituents don't pay taxes. I'd be willing to bet serious cash, that if you looked at welfare vs. taxes paid in her district the balance would be extrarodinarily slanted towards payments made by the government.

38 posted on 11/19/2010 5:34:04 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: Sub-Driver

The can of worms was to be to be eaten in just one bite.


39 posted on 11/20/2010 12:35:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: camle

Erascism.


40 posted on 11/20/2010 12:35:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

1st to be -—> too big


41 posted on 11/20/2010 12:39:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver. Everybody, admit it, you knew this was coming, right?
One day after it recommended censure for veteran Democrat Charles Rangel of New York, the bipartisan House ethics committee has canceled the Nov. 29th trial for California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

42 posted on 11/21/2010 4:48:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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