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Maxine Waters Ethics Case Drags On

December 23, 2011 by  

Maxine Waters Ethics Case Drags On

The House Ethics Committee has extended the special counsel investigation over conflict-of-interest allegations against Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and whether the panel itself improperly pursued the case against the lawmaker.

As part of an investigation that may cost taxpayers as much as $800,000, the bipartisan panel voted unanimously to give Washington lawyer Billy Martin until July 31 to assist the committee in its handling of the Waters case.

Waters is accused of using her legislative power to intervene on behalf of a bank where her husband owned stock and served on the board. The case against Waters has been delayed twice. First, the committee delayed trial to further investigate the case and then the committee came under investigation for its handling of the case, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Waters has a particular interest in getting any charges cleared. The 73-year-old lawmaker is in line to succeed retiring Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Beam me up, Scotty. An “ethics” committee [in WASHINGTON?] is thinking about ‘investigating’ a 73 year old woman because she might take over for another hack politician who should have been investigated long ago. Isn’t that a bit like whores at a coffee shop talking about making some investments so they can have a better reputation?
    Obviously, we need MORE politicians in Washington.
    We just don’t have enough ‘to do the job.’ Some folks in California want a 73 year old woman in Washington. Some people in DC want a 73 year old woman to be investigated. And the American people get to watch more tax dollars wasted because an ‘ethics’ committee can’t remove their collective heads from their collective rumps and either get the investigation done or end it.
    Yep, There’s no doubt about it. There is NO common sense in Washington. I’d like to volunteer for the job. I’m younger. I’ll do the job for less money, and I’m used to being called names for trying to get close to the truth.
    Maxine, I want to introduce you to a Mr. Bonehead. You two are of the same mind, and you should at least live together. It’s ‘OK,’ and no one in Washington will mind the new arrangement. Between the two of you, you might have almost fifty cents worth of integrity and serve a purpose – almost. Be happy. If you two don’t deserve each other, it sure does seem that way.

    • wandamurline

      Hold off on it until after the elections in 2012 and the “committee” gets replaced with constitutional representation. It is time for the crooks in Washington to get what they deserve, not like Charlie Rangel who lied about his earnings, and “neglected” to pay income taxes to the IRS and got a slap on the wrist from the Demorats. He should have been kicked out….this is what the people want…if you are a crook, then you get fired….it is time.

      • madog2

        Sorry mam, if the wonder dogs in Washington want do anything about an elected President that’s ignored and violated the consitution, Lied about everything under the sun, broken most comandments, broken more laws than Al Capone and proved to be a treator, marxist, islamist and illegal alian then they are not going to clean up their own houses.

    • Vic Bailey

      Maxine is a Registered Socialist and needs run out of Washington along with the rest of the Socialist and take America Back! The oath she took isn’t worth the breath she wasted taking it, because the Socialist DON’T believe in Republics or FREE citizens they believe in subjects and slaves! Semper Fi.

      • Ladd Prier

        Vic, you got it exactlly right! I think Maxine Waters’ wig has turned carnivorous. And socialists don’t give chunky flatulence for carbon footprints or poor people; they’re in it for their own wallets like any other politician. The more levers of control you give them the more they will carve out of your pockets.

  • RO

    Maxine should have been thrown out as well as Barney the cartoon character Frank years ago, as a matter of fact the entire bunch should be thrown out. I don’t thing there is such a thing as ethics in Washington.

    • DC/Tex

      Think of it this way, the Whitehouse is a white toilet, so we flush the white toilet to remove the human waste. Then we call the septic tank company to pump-out the septic tank and spread the s#!t in the desert to permanently be rid of all corrupt scum.

    • karel Eekels

      They are a disgrace and above all a security threat to the country.

  • Bob Marshall

    When she, not only was present but participated in the infamous LA riots was enough for me to know all i needed to know about where she stood.

  • hitthedeck

    When Maxine feels more heat she will pull out the race card and tell everyone that she was put on the same list as Holder and Obama. Putting her on the finance committee is like putting a cat in charge of the fish bowl.

    • http://google gary gerke

      Maxine Walters has proven she is racist bigot time and time again. This woman feels she is above the law, because she is black, she feels she is being singled out because of her race. The real reality is, she is on the hot seat because she used her political position in an illegal manner and deserves to be brought to justice sooner than later

  • Raymond Stephenson

    The ethics committee is being investigated? To think that Maxine Waters is the best the Dems have to put on any committee is funny. This is how seniority works, in the house and in unions, if you hang around long enough you to can be a leader even if you are not smart enough to find your way home each day. She spews venom every time she speaks. If she is on the committee better get some ear plugs.

  • JB

    Gov’t operates like the unions – - – not the best for any job – seniority is uppermost, regardless of capability or ability ! ! !
    Career, incumbent, self-serving, for-sale politicians ALL !!
    Elections are coming – - clean out DC.

    • Darryl

      The problem with trying to clean out DC is that there are so many people on the public dole that most won’t be removed!

  • daniel

    lets see here the House wants to investigate Maxine Waters for ethics violations? The question would be for what? Getting caught? We just finished with the prior democratic controlled House that came into power as the most ethical in history as proclaimed by that famous insider information trader Nancy Pelosi. I don’t think I will hold my breath on this one folks. I would almost bet that the hearing will be bargained down to where she gets a bonus to pay for her much needed facelift. After all the republicans have Boehner in charge.

  • http://aol Terry Hoagland

    Maxine Waters needs VOTED OUT !!

    • http://aol Terry Hoagland

      To replace Barney Franks with Maxine Waters is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire!

  • Brad

    I think we take her, Holder, Wright and her monkey looking friends the Obummers and give them a good ole’ southern lenching right there on the WH lawn. They have a tall and big enough tree on the lawn I would think. Or was that the first executive order he placed… Cut down all big enough trees.

    • Brad

      By the way nice post yesterday, we have eddie all confused, he responded saying we are the same person posting but we know the difference. Keep your powder dry my friend and keep up the good fight.

      • Nancie

        Who’s Eddie?

        • s c

          Nancie, ‘e’ is one of this website’s resident space cadet utopians. I’m surprised ‘e’ didn’t respond to ‘who’s eddie,’ so maybe he’s busy seeing if his latest check was sent [for sending in incredibly flawed feedback] and posing as someone who has more than an 8th grade education.

    • Nancie

      STFU you racist asshat. Don’t you know that you are propagating the idea that the Tea Party is racist? You are the fringe that gives us a bad name. This is cheap talk and makes you look ignorant.

    • popham

      No, cutting down the trees was not his first executive order.
      His first Executive Order on Jan 9th, 2009 was #13489, which
      disallows anyone from viewing any of his personal records.
      Politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington have now
      become, like Maxine Waters, so corrupt as to make one’s head spin.
      The 21st Century American Revolution is very close at hand,
      my fellow Americans, so sharpen your pitchforks, because between
      the White House and crooked politicians, we shall be forced to
      march on the Capitol and take back America.

  • Brad

    We the people don’t need a loon like maxine waters sitting on the House Financial Services Committee and being the top democRAT.


    Maxine will end up getting a slap on the wrist like Charley Rangel and once she gets on the finance committee,she can send some funds her hubbys way to help out at the bank.Am I being racist?

  • Michael W. Morgan

    Just what we need, another socialist whacko on a key congressional committee. God forbid that the Congress punish one of their own. It puts them all in jeapordy for what they excoriate the rest of us for. Case in point, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac executives falisify annula reports, bankrupt both agencies and it is isgnored because they sleep with a Congressxxxen (hard to know the gender) while business executives are put in jail. Seantor Duuuuhrbin(and others)does insider trading…OK. Martha Stewart goes to jail.

  • Henry Pulley

    When November 2012 arrives please dont vote all reps out.Learn who your Reps are & where they stand on issues, example,Richard Burr, my senior senator from N.C..Senator Burr,[ l believe]is a Conservative CHRISTian who always votes for our Freedom,less gov.,Life, etc.He wants to stop Obamas progressive atheist agenda.You hear so many Politicians say “We need to move forward”,l disagree,l think we need to “move back”to “God & Country”We need to vote all”un-Godly people out of Washington.Look where this “separation of Church & State”myth has gotten US.

  • JimO

    It’s getting to be: An ethical politician is a contradiction in terms — no pun intended.

  • joseph salizzoni

    Maxine Waters is one of the top five most corrupt and reprehensible members of Congress from the Democratic party.

  • Charles

    He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of G_d. 2 Samuel 23:3. Almost every day my prayer for Representative Waters and others in the Washington power grid is that their eyes will be opened.
    Truth sooner or later will come out. How much better it would be if it could be sooner!!!

  • Harvey

    She is perfect example for the need of post birth abortion! If you stupid idiots put her in the queers old job she could channel more millions to her hubby and her own pockets.
    I bet she is one of the openly admitted registered members of the socialist/communist party that are congress people.
    She is a fine example of an afriggen American. Blacks are fine citizens but the afriggen Americans are destroying American with their give me mo so I doesn’t have to work attitude.
    This female ( I do not want to offend women ) is a racist idiot. Her investigation is the same as Holder’s fast and furious operation. Just another attempt to destroy our constitutional rights.

    • s c

      Harvey, maybe this will make your day for you. The Anointed Loser [Obummer] has a czar. And this czar believes that provisions should be made for what he calls RETROGRADE ABORTIONS.
      That is, just because someone survives being born doesn’t mean he or she will live a full life – not if a certain czar has his murderous way. So what else should we expect from Obummer? A prez who doesn’t have the guts to put Planned NonParenthood out of business [and stop the documented high incidence of black babies being aborted] is NO leader.
      Like FDR, he’s surrounded himself with all manner of losers, perverts, criminals and FILTH. Hope and change, my arse.

      • Sirian

        Calm down sc, the more you think about it the more irritated you get and you just might start biting nails in two. . . ;)

        • s c

          Sirian, I’m not irritated. I do get tired of having to remind some people of FACTS that they refuse to admit. In Maxine’s case, she should retire and move to Brazil – or wherever Soros hangs his hat.

  • General “Bull” Krapper

    We all know if she were white & Republican, there wouldn’t even be an investigation. Democrats would have just demanded she step down, and like good little soldiers the Republicans would kowtow, & she’d be gone. — Merry Christmas — Stay Well/Stay Safe/Stay Free

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    That picture makes her look like a man in Drag. Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Frank, Reid and Biden love her because she is more ignorant than they are so they look more intelligent. Throw this ignorant _itch in Prison its where all of the above should be for what all of them have done to our Country.

  • ruth

    Play the race card, Maxine – like all the other dirtbags!

    • Sirian

      They always do ruth, they always do.

  • Sirian

    It astounds me that people can be such fools. Out of California, well, on second thought, that’s not so unusual. The fools I speak of are the members of Congress that We the Sheeple have elected into office and have continued to maintain there. This old *itch is a proud, self acclaimed socialist/racist and her well edumacated constituents love her to no end – as long as they get their welfare checks. Barney the Frankfurter is now stepping out of the picture (one of the best Christmas presents possible) and in turn, oh a correct turn by far as so viewed by that slimy herd of fools in Congress that relish having the despicable letter (D) at the end of their name, look forward with great anticipation to having the one and only Maxzeen Wallers take over. Being but only 73 is a badge of wisdom and honor for her to carry especially with all that she has quietly accomplished on the side whether or not it is both ethically and criminally questionable. Will anything of true relevance emerge from the ethical ethics committee? Extremely doubtful! Yet I at least will keep my fingers crossed in hope that by some remote chance she will receive in the end more in retribution than dear old Charley Rangel.

    • s c

      Thanks, Sirian. It fits that Waters is a member of the current socialist herd in Washington. I’d like to know what her grandmother and mother think about having a home-grown socialist in the family. Somewhere, Waters let herself get programmed (for job security?).
      As much as I want Baaney Fwank out of Washington, I don’t see Waters as any improvement. It’s akin to replacing a space cadet with a knuckle-dragger. Whatever it is, it’s no improvement, especially when the ‘candidate’ is being investigated concerning financial matters. Bargain basement ethics at any cost, eh?

  • Darryl

    I have a plan: Let’s all contact our congressmen and tell them to quit the crap, get the goofus Maxine on the ropes, and get her out of the U. S. Congress. She is stupid, a Socialist, a disgrace, and should be removed. Mine is Connie Mack in Florida, and he will hear from me during the Christmas break.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

  • Wil

    She’s black,a woman,and a democrat.You really think the current admin. will allow anything to come of it?

  • http://yahoo scout

    Forget it folks. Nothing ever happens to the criminals in DC. Maybe she’ll get a promotion. What a disgrace to this nation. You’ve heard the last of Corzine. How did that work-out?

  • http://yahoo scout

    More delays. Just like the delays on insider trading….

  • http://yahoo scout

    Please don’t use ethics and washington in the same sentence.

    • Phil F

      I agree it’s an oxymoron to use ethics and Congress in the same sentence since Congress has no ethics.

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    We have way to many worthless criminals like Maxine Waters in Washington now! Why do they get to commit so many crimes for so long?
    We need to make a clean sweep next election and start out with a fresh group!

  • Jim

    Waters , isn’t she the “greater than thou” idiot who tried to push her way threw a guard station…and when she wasn’t let threw because she had no ID, she threw a fit saying…”Do you know who I am!?! How dare you!?!”

    This is an arrogant ‘BEEOCH’ who should be kicked out of office with no thing to show for her
    EVER being in DC!!!

    ….AND THIS IDIOT IS NEXT IN LINE TO TAKE BARNEY FRANKS PLACE ION SOME SPECIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What is wrong with you people in CA???? Quit voting unqualified idiots in to Congress!!!

  • robert

    we the people charge,ovomit,holdup,waters,pelosi,kagan,reid,doj,doh,the u.n. people and building for treason,traders to our country,the bill of rights,constitution.aiding and abetting treasonous traders,ovomit,holdup,for derelict of duty,not upholding the oath of office,theft of service.we the people demand you step down from your office.or we the people.will take steps to alleviate said charges.god bless all american veterans, and all american people.jesse venture or frank serpcio for president

  • Phil F

    A House committee investigating a House member, what a joke. As if there is any likelihood that they will find her guilty of anything and if they do she will only get a slap on the wrist. Waters should be run out of Congress just because she stupid plus she’s corrupt and a marxist just like Obumbler.


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