What‘s Waters’ excuse? “The only reason my husband still owns those shares is that no one wants to buy them!”
The Blaze California Representative Maxine Waters has technically been under investigation for numerous ethical problems for the past three years. However, because Waters has done her damnedest during those three years to exploit as many legal technicalities as possible to try to get the investigation halted, it has dragged on endlessly. Today, yet another of her excuses ran out of mileage.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
The House Ethics Committee put its case against California Congresswoman Maxine Waters back on track Wednesday after finding that her due process rights had not been violated.
In the latest twist in an investigation that has gone on for three years, the committee acknowledged that its staff’s communications with only the Republican committee members during its investigation of Waters, a Democrat from Los Angeles, had “raised concerns about the appearance of staff partisanship.“ It also found that a committee staff member made ”inappropriate” remarks during the investigation.
But a review by an outside counsel concluded that none of the actions violated Waters’ due process rights.[...]
With the due-process concern decided, committee members will now await a recommendation from their outside counsel, Washington lawyer Billy Martin, on whether to pursue the case on its merits. Waters, a South Los Angeles political fixture who won election to the state Assembly in 1976 and to Congress in 1990, was to face a rare trial before an ethics panel in 2010, but the hearing was put off to allow for further investigation.
Waters has been accused of intervening improperly on behalf of a bank on whose board her husband served and in which he owned stock.