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Waters case to proceed
The Hill ^

Posted on 06/06/2012 10:15:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Waters case to proceed By Jordy Yager - 06/06/12 12:58 PM ET

The House Ethics Committee announced on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) rights were not violated in its investigation of her and its case will proceed.

In a letter to Waters, the committee wrote to inform the lawmaker that it had considered the 12 allegations of misconduct her lawyer had presented against the panel and found that none of them was in violation of the House or committee rules.

“The outside counsel has concluded, and the Committee has unanimously found that you have been afforded notice and the opportunity to be heard,” wrote Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the panel’s acting chairman on the Waters case, and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the committee’s ranking member.

"As such, there has been no violation of the due process rights to which you are entitled. Even when the allegations are considered in their totality, there is still no violation of the process which you are due, and the Committee is entitled to continue its consideration of your matter,” the lawmakers wrote.

For more than two years, the committee has investigated whether Waters violated House rules after allegations surfaced that she secured funding for a bank in which her husband own stock. Waters has maintained her innocence.

As the committee moved towards holding a trial for Waters late in 2010, the panel halted abruptly and placed two of its lead attorneys on administrative leave. Shortly afterwards, the committee’s chief counsel stepped down.

The first half of 2011 was spent in a flurry of firing and reorganizing among the panel’s investigative and legal staff, which included the hiring of a new chief counsel.

In July, the committee announced it was hiring outside attorney Billy Martin to investigate whether members and staff on the panel acted inappropriately in the Waters case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; demscandals; maxinewaters; waters

1 posted on 06/06/2012 10:15:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s ok for her to steal from the American public, because she is a liberal. A black one, at that.

Who will she blame her lack of ethics on this time?


2 posted on 06/06/2012 10:19:29 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Sub-Driver
Maxine will be screaming racism from the rooftops.
3 posted on 06/06/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Time for that animated gif, “that's racist” to show up. I would love to see someone change if from the black boy to the black waters. hehehe.
4 posted on 06/06/2012 10:25:51 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: jazusamo

When doesn’t she ?


5 posted on 06/06/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: SusaninOhio
"Who will she blame her lack of ethics on this time?"

If white America has to pay, then somebody has to collect. That's her self-appointed job.

6 posted on 06/06/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: redshawk
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7 posted on 06/06/2012 10:30:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sub-Driver

She needs to be in jail.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

"I don't know nuttin bout no bank"

9 posted on 06/06/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Maxine Waters is proof that affirmitive action is a failure.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Bump!


11 posted on 06/06/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: LetsRok
Off hand, I don't recall exactly what she said about the Martin shooting in FLA, however, I think it was about racial profiling or some such crap. And she came out with a presser in 24 hrs about it.
12 posted on 06/06/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Dang, that was quick. Thanks. Makes me chuckle.
13 posted on 06/06/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: LetsRok

So is Obama


14 posted on 06/06/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: jazusamo
Maxine will be screaming racism from the rooftops.

She sure will. But I'm getting a sense that very few people are going to have a care to listen anymore. The woman is overwhelmingly obnoxious, and so dumb that she would come in third on Jeopardy if the other players were a mushroom and a box of rocks.
15 posted on 06/06/2012 10:42:08 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Well stated and absolutely right.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sub-Driver

“the committee announced it was hiring outside attorney Billy Martin to investigate whether members and staff on the panel acted inappropriately in the Waters case.”

Did he kick sand on their shoes?


17 posted on 06/06/2012 10:48:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

When she’s screamin’; ‘we wants FREE stuff!’


18 posted on 06/06/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: jazusamo

” Maxine will be screaming racism from the rooftops. “

Well......that’s all she does.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 10:53:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiiG0KNgDi0&feature=related


20 posted on 06/06/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Sub-Driver
http://media.photobucket.com/video/maxine/ssssnake/InTheirOwnWords.mp4?o=18
21 posted on 06/06/2012 11:00:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: LostInBayport
Maxine will be screaming racism from the rooftops.
She sure will. But I'm getting a sense that very few people are going to have a care to listen anymore. The woman is overwhelmingly obnoxious, and so dumb that she would come in third on Jeopardy if the other players were a mushroom and a box of rocks.


This just in:

The Amalgamated Union of Independent Mushrooms and the International Brotherhood of Rocks DEMAND that you immediately apologize for grouping their esteemed members with the obnoxious cow from California, regardless of their superior IQ when compared with Maxine Waters.
22 posted on 06/06/2012 11:11:07 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mkjessup

I had forgotten how sensitive the mushroom and rock box communities are. Thankfully I left the tree stump community and the bag of hammers community out of my intolerant comparison!

(although they’d kick Maxine’s arse on Jeopardy too. Probably on Wheel of Fortune also.)


23 posted on 06/06/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Even worse: She’d probably come in third in Jeopardy if her opponents were Sean Connery and Chris Matthews!


24 posted on 06/06/2012 11:23:04 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: thanatz

We need to correct the POLITICALLY CORRECT in our government. This trial should have moved forward years ago but for the POLITICALLY CORRECT afraid to offend the blacks. Waters is a master at taking advantage of this fault built into our political system. She is also a master at playing the I AM A VICTIM game. People in our government must change and grow a pair like WALKER or we will vote your sorry rear ends out of office. It’s time the minorities stand on their own two feet like everyone else or they will never learn to walk. \


25 posted on 06/06/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by spawn44 (mu)
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To: spawn44
You promised not to do it again. But there you go: you show a picture of Maxine, and scare my cat. Bah Humbug.
26 posted on 06/06/2012 11:51:58 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: LetsRok
Maxine Waters is proof that affirmitive action is a failure.

And gerrymandering (gerryrigging) of districts.
27 posted on 06/06/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

thats a keeper


28 posted on 06/06/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: arrdon

IIRC, Maxine held up all funding for Katrina victims until she got $1000 for each and every one of her ‘constituents’. Don’t know how it got dispersed. Maybe into her pocket or her husband’s pocket.


29 posted on 06/06/2012 2:25:38 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: thanatz
She’d probably come in third in Jeopardy if her opponents were Sean Connery and Chris Matthews!

Please tell me you meant Sean Penn, not Sean Connery!!

30 posted on 06/06/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: LostInBayport
LOL, you're killin' me! ;)

31 posted on 06/06/2012 4:24:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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