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Maxine Waters Ethics Investigation

Maxine Waters Won't Be Charged With Ethics Violations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters won't be charged with ethics violations following allegations she steered a $12 million fe...

House Ethics Committee Move Irks Dem Rep

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee refused Friday to make public an outside counsel's findings in the conflict-of-interest investigation of...

Shakeup Stirs Waters Case

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — All five Republicans on the House ethics committee and the panel's ranking Democrat withdrew from a long-standing investigation of ...

House Ethics Panel Picks Outside Counsel To Probe Waters, Itself

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee named an outside counsel Wednesday to investigate its own partisanship, as well as allegations against R...

Ethics Committee Staff Reportedly Communicated In Secret With Republicans, Tainted Probes Into Democrats

Politico | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

The former staff director of the House Ethics Committee accused two top committee lawyers last year of secretly communicating with Republicans on the ...

The Fatal Flaws In The Case Against Maxine Waters

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

There's one thing missing from the ethics charges issued against Maxine Waters: Facts. Neither the Office of Congressional Ethics nor the House Commit...

Maxine Waters' Lawyers Accuse Ethics Panel of Double Standard

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawyers for Rep. Maxine Waters have accused the House ethics committee of applying a double standard by charging her with rules violations for actions...

Maxine Waters Defends Herself Against Ethics Allegations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — A defiant Maxine Waters disputed charges that she violated House ethics rules and released documents Friday that could undercut the...

The Charges Against Maxine Waters Conflate Secretarial Tasks With "Crafting Legislation"

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

You have to wonder who the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct thought it would be fooling when it drafted its Statement of Alleged Violations against Rep. Maxine Waters last month.

House Ethics Committee Releases Three Counts Of Alleged Ethics Violations Against Maxine Waters

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters,...

Why Waters and Rangel are the Poster Duo for Political Corruption

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The media crucifixion of Waters and Rangel absolves Congress of taking any real action against its worst offenders.

When the House Office on Ethics Disregarded Standards of Honesty

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

The charges against Stark, Graves and Waters all fit into a common pattern. In each case, the OCE claims that House members took actions for their own financial benefit; yet those actions resulted in nothing.

No Smoking Gun in House Ethics Committee Report Against Waters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The actual committee report reveals in full detail that Waters did not profit from or influence decisions the Treasury made to help One United Bank, or any other minority bank. But the damage has been done.

How the Charges Against Maxine Waters Were Fabricated Out of Next to Nothing

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

It's not hard to figure out why the allegations against Maxine Waters seem bogus. The specific charge is easy to understand: "Maxine Waters requested a meeting." That's it. That's all of it.

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Charged With Ethics Violations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — California Democrat Maxine Waters faces a House trial this fall on three charges of ethical wrongdoing, setting the stage for a sec...