Skip to comments.Ethics panel extends contract for Waters inquiry
Posted on 12/16/2011 1:21:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The House Ethics Committee said Friday it has extended for seven months a contract with an outside counsel hired to investigate allegations against Rep. Maxine Waters and the committee handling of that investigation.
The ethics panel said the new contract with Washington attorney Billy Martin would continue through July 31, 2012. ..
The investigation centers on whether Waters tried to aid a troubled bank, Boston-based OneUnited, where her husband owned stock. The focus is on a meeting the California Democrat requested between Treasury Department officials and representatives of an association representing minority-owned banks, including OneUnited.
OneUnited received $12 million in federal bailout money in December 2008, but Waters says she was trying to help all minority-owned banks that were in trouble because of their investments in collapsing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
She has demanded that the case be dismissed, saying partisanship has made it impossible to give her a fair proceeding.
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Additional funding has been made available to probe you well into next year.
a contract on Maxine.. extended?
No, not really..
Well, obviously they’re just a bunch of racists.
We all know that holding her to an ethical standard shouldn’t be allowed. After all, she’s a black woman!
Like to have been a fly on the wall when she got that news, would have learned some new words.
Direct conflict of interest, Millions appropriated for family member. Open and shut case to me. Kinda like Pelosi and the 745 Million deal for her brother in law. Or Obamas multiple cases of padding his supporters with truck loads of cash.
None of this is difficult from a legal justice viewpoint.
Ethics panel............who knew? She won’t even come up on charges before Nov 2012, if at all.
Prosecute the racist bitch!
The charges will be found to be true and she’ll be re-elected by a wider margin than her colleague in NY.
If it were a sanction, I'd take it for no fee.
I'd even pay my own expenses.
They’re gonna stall until the old bat croaks from old age.