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Maxine Waters Ethics Trial

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...

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...

Rangel, Waters Trial Dates Split Ethics Panel Along Party Lines

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee split along party lines Tuesday as Republicans demanded pre-election trials for two prominent Democrats,...

Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters Unlikely To Face Ethics Trials Before Elections

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Highly visible ethics trials for two prominent Democrats will almost certainly be put off until after the November election, denyin...

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,...

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...

CA Rep. Maxine Waters Hit With Ethics Violation Charges

AP / Huffington Post | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election ...