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More "swamp waters" to be drained, perhaps? Feinstein next, perhaps?

 

 

Ethics Panel to Charge California Rep. Maxine Waters

 

Larry Margasak

AP

WASHINGTON (July 31) -- A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could be facing an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the midterm election outlook for the party as it battles to hold onto its majority.

 

People familiar with the investigation, who were not authorized to be quoted about unannounced charges, say the allegations could be announced next week. The House ethics committee declined Friday to make any public statement on the matter.

 

Waters, 71, has been under investigation for a possible conflict of interest involving a bank that was seeking federal aid. Her husband owned stock in the bank and had served on its board.

 

New York Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel also faces an ethics trial this fall on separate charges that included failure to disclose assets and income, nonpayment of taxes and doing legislative favors for donors to a college center named after him.

 

Both Waters and Rangel are prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the trials would be an embarrassment for the group. Dual ethics trials would also be a major political liability for Democrats, forcing them to defend their party's ethical conduct while trying to hold on to their House majority.

 

While Rangel is a former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Waters is a prominent member of the Financial Services Committee.

 

Waters came under scrutiny after former Treasury Department officials said she helped arrange a meeting between regulators and executives at Boston-based OneUnited Bank without mentioning her husband's financial ties to the institution.

 

Her husband, Sidney Williams, held at least $250,000 in the bank's stock and previously had served on its board. Waters' spokesman has said Williams was no longer on the board when the meeting was arranged.

 

Waters has said the National Bankers Association, a trade group, requested the meeting. She defended her role in assisting minority-owned banks in the midst of the nation's financial meltdown and dismissed suggestions she used her influence to steer government aid to the bank.

 

"I am confident that as the investigation moves forward the panel will discover that there are no facts to support allegations that I have acted improperly," Waters said in a prior statement.

 

The committee unanimously voted to establish an investigative subcommittee to gather evidence and determine whether Waters violated standards of conduct.

 

Waters, like Rangel, could settle her case by arranging a plea bargain with the ethics committee. So far she has decided instead to fight the allegations.

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No one curious as to the timing of this minor purge of the low hanging fruit.

 

No doubt trying to stave off criticism of inaction on one of the main campaign promises about "fixing" the government, rather than maintaining a government with the fixin's.

 

Trusting that the average voter is a little smarter now that the carpetbaggers activities seeing the light of day.

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If you have heard her speak, you know that Maxine is likely the most ignorant person in Congress. That doesn't excuse her from being a crook. However, Nancy Pelosi is a far worse crook.

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View PostIf you have heard her speak, you know that Maxine is likely the most ignorant person in Congress. That doesn't excuse her from being a crook. However, Nancy Pelosi is a far worse crook.

 

 

Maxine's most famous (infamous, perhaps!) quote from the House floor: "SHUT UP"!!!cwm27.gif

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View PostIf you have heard her speak, you know that Maxine is likely the most ignorant person in Congress. That doesn't excuse her from being a crook. However, Nancy Pelosi is a far worse crook.

 

 

View PostShe sounds like she is screaming when she talks. That is her normal way of speaking.

 

 

View PostMaxine's most famous (infamous, perhaps!) quote from the House floor: "SHUT UP"!!!cwm27.gif

 

 

If some members of Congress do not know that 1 billion has 9 zeros, which I believe is the case, Maxine Waters would be one of them.

 

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HEy she's a looker, thats a horse right?

 

What I don't get is her surname is different from her husband.

I guess we know who pushes the vaccum around in their household.

 

Or is it a lawnmower?

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"THE LOOK" we have all experienced for various and sundry sources.

 

 

I'm thinkin that Maxine and Charlie have the same Drama Coach -

 

 

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Maxine's got "The Look!" down pat! Charlie's is not quite as lookish! cwm31.gif

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Barney Frank (D-eviate, MA) is the one that made all this happen. We've known about this one in Boston for a while now. The timing is political, no doubt.

 

WHY are they only getting rid of black people? Some sort of race angle is up their sleeve.

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