Maxine Waters Ethics Case To Go Forward

It was in August of 2010 that the House Ethics Committee decided to proceed with charges against California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for contriving to procure “special favors” for the Massachusetts-based OneUnited Bank. And although “Waters has done her damnedest during [these] three years to exploit as many legal technicalities as possible to try to get the investigation halted…” it now looks as though the jig might finally be up.

In 2008, Representative Waters set up a meeting between officials of the Treasury Department and members of a “trade association” of minority-owned banks. The meeting, however, consisted almost exclusively of OneUnited Bank executives who, to the surprise of the Treasury people, asked them for a $50 million dollar loan!


It seems the minority-owned OneUnited was in trouble. It also seems Maxine Waters’ husband, Sidney Williams, was on the board of OneUnited and owned $350,000 worth of the bank’s stock–stock that would have been worthless if the bank failed. The Congresswoman forgot to mention this minor point to Treasury when arranging the get-together.

Now who came to Waters’ assistance but Rush Limbaugh’s “Banking Queen,” Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank? Advising the congresswoman that her involvement in the affair might not look so hot to the House Ethics Committee, Frank offered to do the dirty work for her as OneUnited Bank was, after all, in his district. Frank later told the Committee:

“I said, look, it’s a Boston institution. You should stay out of it. It’s a legitimate constituency thing for me. You should stay away from this. It’s a legitimate thing for me to do, and you shouldn’t be involved,” Frank told the Globe, recounting his conversations with Waters.

Although it is against House rules to “use one’s power as a member for personal financial gain,” it’s apparently just FINE if one of your House colleagues does it FOR you.

At this point, Waters’ Chief of Staff—and grandson—Mikael Moore decided to lend a hand. He addressed numerous emails to the House Financial Services Committee, “…discussing with committee members details of a bank bailout bill apparently after Ms. Waters agreed to refrain from advocating on the bank’s behalf. The bailout bill had provisions that ultimately benefited OneUnited…” 

Read More at Western Journalism. By Doug Book.

  • Michele

    Just more bottom scum from the cesspool in DC.

  • Barbara J Struble

    Does the rule of law apply to anyone? Let’s get back to constitutional conservatives, sound money, rule of law – you know – the founding fathers’ dream.
    And to do that: elect Dr. Ronald Paul president: life (from conception), liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Peace,

    • AZ Bob

      She will get MAYBE a slap on her wrist.If anyone tried to discipline her you would hear Racism screamed in most all of the news media.
      The did not touch Barney because he is gay and they will not touch Walters because she is black

      • Bruce Feher

        Very true!

  • Alton Roark

    Barney and Maxine need to go to jail for awhile and think about they have done!

  • 25800

    waters needs to be jerked out of office before the election!

  • HadEnuf

    Lord, did you have to scare me half to death with a photo of that old, ugly communist hag – whew! Let us pray that justice is done, for a change, under this regime and the old commie hag is booted out as she deserves to be. The ugliness in the hearts of these secular leftists is almost always reflected on their faces!

  • WOW SHE SURE IS UGLY.

  • Yvonne

    Isn’t it past time to bring the daily corruption of the Democrats into the light……and make them accountable for their lies and destruction of America and our
    Constitution? People are sick of the
    overwhelming injustice that only the
    left seems to inflict, without even a
    slap on the hand. Maxine Waters knew that, being a Democrat, she
    could easily get by with this. One can only imagine the fun she had with others’ money. Of course, we all know, by now, that just like her, Eric Holder, and so very many others can do as they please, take what they want, harm other people, and be involved in killing…..ALL because they are Democrats. Lord, in Your Mercy, save us and heal our broken land; in Jesus’ Name.

  • Peter

    Why does this surprise anyone? I have written about this and the failure of the system to do what the Constitution says they should do as the people elect them to do.

    All of these “thugs” swear an oath” to represent the people,to uphold the law,to honor the Constitution and protect America from them?

    The electoral system has been so perverted that an honest man/woman cannot get elected!

    Crime “does pay” in America as the system has been devolving for 45 years. We are not the first society to collapse as the rule of law is systematically dismembered . A country cannot survive without accountability for those who would destroy it. A society without laws,fair laws,the same laws for everyone is doomed!

    I would argue the “cancer” that has metastasized began with the assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy as a corrupt government, sophisticated,able government used the “Warren Commission” fraud to bury what happened and who was behind it.

    Lyndon Johnson slithered in unelected and we had social programs we could not afford,an illegal war in Vietnam and Cambodia,without Congressional consent as 65,000 Americans died and many more were physically and mentally damaged beyond repair.

    L.B.J. perpetrated “class warfare” division unmatched until now. It is interesting that Obama who uses the same perversions,commits Constitutional crime after crime,uses class warfare as policy lists L.B.J. as one of his heroes!

    We don’t make domestic or foreign policy. We are not sworn to protect America,represent the people and honor the Constitution but Waters,Obama and others do and they are responsible for where we find ourselves now.

    Racism is not confined to Caucasians. How is it that Affirmative Action which discriminates against whites is any less racist than what the African Americans,others endured decades ago?

    American guilt that we had nothing to do with has brought us to the end game! It is absurd to argue that the playing field has been tilted the other way.

    There are and have been “quota’s” in force that make the hiring of so many blacks,so many minorities and the dictate as to who gets the scholarship,how many must be accepted to a university,who gets the jobs,who gets the government contracts that those who are most qualified,those with the same dreams are left out in the cold.

    Even the N.F.L. a team must interview and ultimately hire a quota of people whether qualified,the best person for the job!

    America is a cesspool run by thugs in suits.The system allows crimes to go unfettered in Washington while the “drones” are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

    Democracy? not here!

    • Sharron Hrycyk

      Eloquently stated! I agree.

  • Lizelot

    No, it’s NOT because Maxine Waters and Holder are Democrats that they throw their weight around and demand as well as get preferential treatment. It’s because they are BLACK and since Obama was elected they can do no wrong. Proof: the New Black Panthers’ voter intimidation case, and more recently the Timmerman case, and, of course, Obama himself. Our society has become more openly racist as well as corrupt.

    • GG

      I agree and I am Not white!

  • BarrySuxx

    All this corruption REALLY IS something to witness, isn’t it? (provided you can actually FIND details; because our State-Run Pre-Biased Communist Media likes to hide the sins of their DamoRat buttbuddies).

    For as long as I can remember, the DamoRats have left a l-o-n-g, slimy, stinking trail of corruption in their wake, and always-always it seems I hear the same old “Oh Well,, that’s Politics”.

    But when ANYone else does the least offense, Repub or Inde , or whatever, you’d better be ready for Years worth of Bitch’n and Public Tar&Feathers.

    I’m sure this nasty old beeyotch’s corruption, as well as ALL the OTHER DamoRat Corruption is purely due to ‘Bush’,,,,, like usual.

  • GG

    Black people need to stop treating Obama’s presidency as an opportunity to “exact revenge” for past injustices. As a person with pigment, I resent the ignorance of racial bias on the part of black people…it makes them as obnoxious as the very people they railed against for civil rights.

    • MrChicken

      GG, we need more GOOD people like you, who know the truth when they see it. God bless you.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Why bother? Chucky Rangle has cost how much productive time?

    Oh, wait! We’re talking about Congress here… Never mind.

  • Bob

    A face like that could stop the 5:46 Express on a dime and make it run backwards…and it reflects the sheer self-serving ugliness inside, almost universal in the scatosphere of politics in this country now. Why do you think the KKK was so popular back during the so called “Reconstruction”?…

    • Fish

      I guess many black “GAYBAMA” supporters need to be reminded that the Leftist Proggressive socialist we call democrats started the “KKK” and this party keep them as slaves under social programs. Will they ever wise up?

  • Harold Clark

    She should be treated just like any other law breaker. The government of the U.S. has become so corrupt that Satan would be embarrassed. She should get no special favors.

  • Ethics ?
    there’s no such thing in washington D.C.

  • Ethics ?
    there’s no such thing in our government

  • ROB

    SHE MAY THINK SHE IS ABOVE U.S. LAW AND PLAY HER LITTLE GAMES. THESE GAMES COST AMERICAN PEOPLE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS LIKE HER FIASCO IN 2006 OF COMMITTEE REVIEW & INVESTIGATIONS OF THE BANKING/MORTGAGE LOAN PROGRAM FOR FANNIE MAE TRYING TO HALT THE INVESTIGATION AND THOSE TRYING TO EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION IN SUB-PRIME LOANS WHICH DIRECTLY COST ME 175000 IN HOME EQUITY. SHE IS SUBJECT TO GOD’S LAW AND ONE DAY WILL STAND BEFORE HIM WITH IT ALL EXPOSED.. NAKED AND RED HOT IN SIN!.

  • She should be prosecuted to the fullest. I don’t understand why so many democrats cannot be removed from office when they have abused their position; i.e., Charlie Rangle, Harry Reid; Maxine Waters, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, etc.

  • Jerry

    I didn’t recognize Maxine with her mouth shut. She must have ran out of racial remarks whrn this shot was taken.

  • Gvhparkridge

    Maybe the Republicans can arange a close door meeting so that a Black Democrate won’t say they are racist.