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Maxine Waters faces ethics charges

Maxine Waters

A House panel is preparing to accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband, and the longtime Los Angeles Democrat plans to fight the charges in a House trial, according to a source familiar with the case.

The allegations were presented Friday to Waters, the source said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential.

Waters, an outspoken legislator who has held elective office in Sacramento or Washington for more than three decades, could not be reached Friday night.

The findings on the investigation into Waters by the Office of Congressional Ethics are expected to be made public on Monday.

That office, an independent watchdog created by Congress, referred the matter to the House Ethics Committee. The committee turned the matter over to a panel of two Democratic and two Republican lawmakers who have been conducting their own probe for months.

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--Rich Simon in Washington

Photo: AP

Comments () | Archives (9)

Rangel, Waters, and 11% approval ratings for the pelosi congress. The perfect storm is coming when America will do what nancy promised. We will sweep the incumbents out of office and hopefully some of the rampant corruption on both sides of the aisle.




First Charlie and now Maxine...but are they really a surprises....

It's time to retire.

Please Cali-fornia, Get pelosi out when you also vote waters out. All of these 'old' timers think they are entitled to be abouve the laws because of all the great things they have done for US. Yea right, Pelosi has been taking california down for years. Vote the Dogs out please!

This is a simple one. Maxine Waters has no ethics. All she cares about is keeping black people down, so can can been seen as their voice and savior. As a black man, I find her disgraceful and not representative of what black Americans need in a congressperson.

Bell, Rangel, Walters, etc etc etc- unfortunately the electorate is asleep at the switch!!!!

She is a complete nutjob and a perfect example of everything that is wrong with politics - out you go!


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