Trey Radel To Face Ethics Committee Investigation

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:59 am

Congressman Trey Radel, who bought drugs off an undercover DEA agent and was given probation, is facing a formal investigation by the House Ethics Committee. Rather than resigning after pleading guilty to breaking the law, Radel is now in rehab leaving his staff to run his congressional offices. The Ethics Committee notes the cocaine possession [...]

Waters Cleared in Long-Running Ethics Case

By: Friday September 21, 2012 12:15 pm

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Maxine Waters of wrongdoing in a celebrated but thin case over whether she improperly set up a meeting between the Treasury Department and a troubled bank in which her husband had a stake. Her chief of staff (and grandson), Mikael Moore, still faces scrutiny. But Waters “went above and [...]

A Day After Schooling Banksters, “New Documents” Comes to Light in Waters Ethics Case

By: Friday November 19, 2010 1:20 pm

Forgive me a tinfoil hat moment here. Yesterday, Maxine Waters chaired the House Financial Services Committee hearing on foreclosure fraud, and very effectively called out both the regulators who have stood mute in the midst of this crisis, and the big bank servicers who have been actively harmful to their customers. She proved herself to [...]

Waters Ethics Case Has Porter Goss (!) Arguing on Other Side

By: Monday August 2, 2010 1:52 pm

The Office of Congressional Ethics complaint against Maxine Waters, which they completed a year ago but has only just now been unsealed, is available here. I think you have all you need to know about this complaint by learning that disgraced former CIA Director Porter Goss, no stranger to ethics violations, is the co-chair of [...]

Waters’ Ethics Spat Bears No Relationship to Rangel’s

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 12:29 pm

The headlines blare over at the New York Times: “Ethics Trial Expected for California Congresswoman.” (Since when were these called trials, anyway?) And the CW weathervanes have concluded that this series of “trials” will harm Democratic efforts to hold onto the House in November. I guess because you have two black members of Congress embroiled [...]

Rangel Standing Trial After All, White House Distances

By: Friday July 30, 2010 8:40 am

Despite talk of a deal with the House Ethics Committee in the Charlie Rangel case, the committee did announce thirteen charges of ethics violations, and plans to move forward with the trial, seen as embarrassing to the longtime Democratic Congressman: In laying out 13 charges of ethical violations committed by Representative Charles B. Rangel, the [...]

Report: Rangel Cuts Deal to Avoid Trial

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 9:27 am

Charles Rangel, the longtime Congressman and former Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has reportedly cut a deal to avoid a trial before Congress on numerous ethical violations. The deal could be revealed at a House Ethics Committee meeting within the next hour. It’s the culmination of two years of scandal for the [...]

Investigation Initiated for House Members Who Held Fundraisers Before FinReg

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 11:40 am

Not many people remember the House debate over Wall Street reform. It occurred in the backdrop of the health care debate, and the lack of attention from the general public led to a pretty badly compromised bill. The lobbyists were able to win the day on a number of fronts, and the finished product, while [...]

Former GOP Rep. Nathan Deal Used Office For Financial Gain

By: Monday March 29, 2010 11:36 am

So much for that “culture of corruption” meme that the Republicans have been trying so hard to turn around on the Democrats. Turns out that Nathan Deal, the Republican who resigned from Congress after voting against health care reform to run for Governor in Georgia, has been cited by the Office of Congressional Ethics for [...]

House Approves Resolution to Reopen Massa Ethics Committee Investigation

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 10:31 am

House Republicans managed to reopen the Eric Massa investigation in the Ethics Committee with a privileged resolution, passing with a whopping 402-1 count, with 15 members voting “present”. The new investigation would look specifically into when Democratic leaders knew about the allegations against the former New York Congressman. Democrats had closed the investigation into Massa, [...]

Massa Details Nature Of Harassment Charge, Suggests Plot Against Him

By: Monday March 8, 2010 6:49 am

Eric Massa hosted his weekly radio show on his last day as the Congressman and intimated that the Democratic Party pushed him out of his seat to pick up a vote on health care. He also detailed the charges against him and said he would perhaps rescind his resignation if the move to toss him [...]

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