House: No Ethics Charges for Rep. Maxine Waters

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters won’t be charged with ethics violations following allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock.

House Ethics Committee members said Friday at a hearing their investigation found no violation by Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee.

However, the committee said Waters’ chief of staff, Mikael Moore, did take actions in Congress in an attempt to help the bank and violated House standards of conduct. Moore likely will receive a letter admonishing him for his conduct but will not face more severe punishment, such as a reprimand, by the full House.

Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, acting chairman of the panel, announced the tentative findings at the hearing but noted the committee had not issued a final report.

Goodlatte said the committee was convinced that when Waters asked for a meeting at the Treasury Department to discuss financial help for minority banks, she believed she did so on behalf of all minority banks — not just OneUnited, where her husband owns stock. Goodlatte said the committee agreed with Waters’ assertion.

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  • wandamurline

    What a bunch of BS….this should have waited until after the November elections and started in January, 2013. She is guilty…make no mistake … she got money for herself from the TARP and the corrupt SOB’s on this committee again probably looked at her skin pigmentation and decided she is a protected species that you just cannot bring charges against. Charlie Rangel should have been impeached along with maxine, the socialist. It would seem that political correctness has again kicked in to save anyone from being fired that might want to cry “racism”.

    • don

      All the blacks charged with crimes will get away with it, because there is no justice with the black holder, He was chosen to cover corruption by the most corrupt-lying president in US history. The highest cover up comes from a kenyan, marxist, muslim dictator. The majority of racist blacks in the “black caucus and elsewhere have gotten a blanket pass from holder and obama. We do have several excellent conservative black congressmen, and hopefully a female one from Utah. The rinos in Congress make it easier for the democrats to do their evil deeds. Boehner, mccain, cantor, graham are some of them. It is not restricted to blacks, with boxer, pellosi, feinstein hanging together with all the democrats. Waters is the ugliest of the lot. Let us all see the kenyan’s school records!!

  • When will these darn Republicans ever learn – black democrats are just as honest as the day is long. obama, holder, waters, rangle, jackson-lee, jackson jr., etc., etc., how could ANYONE EVER believe these lovely affirmative-action recipients are crooked, thieving thugs.

    Only racist white guys could EVER think such a thing….

  • tomtom

    Where do the Democrats find such creeps ??

    • ginger

      Under the same slimy rock o came from.

  • ginger

    Well geee whiz…we expected something else???

  • Oregoncowboy

    Amen. Having once lived in Alto Mexico (formerly California) Maxine and her ilk have been stealing the public blind for decades. Everyone has been bending over backward and kissing any backside that isn’t white to the complete destruction of what ever they are involved in and then saddle the tax payers with the results. What I can tell you about San Bernardino, it should of self destructed years ago.

  • dbassd

    Just being charged with any kind of criminal activity is enough to be removed from office. Aint she the Ugly American? ? ?

  • Kent2012

    another saint in the blackie caucus, charlie rangechicken is proud of you maxwater……and the coffee shop philosophers call the Tea Party racist, what do they call black thieves and liars? senator ? congressman?