Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has chosen to face a House ethics trial rather than accept a finding of wrongdoing by the House ethics committee, according to a source familiar with the process.
The ethics committee has been looking into whether Waters violated any House rules when she helped arrange a meeting in September 2008 between a bank she and her husband had ties to financially and Treasury Department officials.
The bank was seeking federal assistance. Waters is a senior member of the House Financial Services committee.
Waters met with the House ethics committee Wednesday evening, but she declined to comment to CNN when she left the meeting.
If Waters' trial goes forward, she would be undergoing the same sort of procedure begun just this week for another prominent House Democrat, Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.
Earlier: House investigators back reprimand for Rangel
No surprise here...... just another hypocritical socialist caught with her hand in the taxpayer's cookie jar .
I guarantee that blacks will still vote for these corrupt black Democrats.
If you google Congressional Black Caucus members at least half have some ethical or legal issue.
Another crook. This women is simply disgusting in every way. I am certain that when Fox news mentions that she is under an ethical crowd that the Libs will call Fox new racist. Waters, Franks and Dodd are the main culprits in the economic meltdown because of their actions on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
who makes up this committee??? A bunch of repos ? Watch them try and run with this one.
One good thing that might come out of the Rangel and Water situation is more people thinking about term limits. Regardless of whether or not they did anything wrong, when any person is in the House or Senate for decade after decade, they invariably believe they are above all the rules.
What's with all the crooked Democrats lately? Rengel, Waters, Jefferson...
5 Republicans Under Investigation for Ethics Violations
Tom Price, R-GA
John Campbell, R-CA
Jeb Hensarling, R-TX
Christopher Lee, R-NY
Frank Lucas, R-OK
Let's talk about this CNN!!!
So CNN, where is your Sen. John Ensign coverage, Mr. Ensign is currently being investigated by the FBI. Oh, is he a Republican, and it's ok if he:
A. Had an affair with his staffers wife.
B. Hired the son of the staffer.
C. Used the family of the woman he had an affair with to pay $80K to the staffer.
CNN: only news that attacks Democrats, Republican crimes are not news.
When will Nobama face trial? Will it be after he is impeached or before?
And on top of all of this the Democrats and CNN will not denounce pedophiles and child rapists. This is a sick society.
What about Ensign...how come HE is not being investigated???
Just doesn't with all the crooks in DC.
Heh, heh, heh.... boy here's a shocker. A former welfare cheat doing something unethical. Look up the definition of "unethical" in the dictionary. She and Charlie Rangel's pictures are right next to it. Said it before, say it again ex-Detroit mayor, ex-Atlanta mayor, ex-Birmingham city council members, all in prison, all held public office. Carpet Baggers yes they still exist. Entitlement mentalities with self created reparations.
Maxine will blame her ethics problems on Bush 1 like she did the drug problems of the black community.
They should throw all these crooks in jail.
It took Nancy Pelosi almost 4 years to start ot clean up the democrat party ethics problems in the House and she still has alot more to go.
I thought Nancy Pelos was going to drain the swamp? Another democRAT under Nancy's wings...
No surprise here.
Another liberal who thinks the laws they create are for the peasants.
This is why we should only elect white democrats.These black reps are infesting our party and can't seem to stay out of trouble. They we elected purely because they were black and they are making our entire party look like a bunch of crooks. Find a good white democrat and stick with that. The repubs are gaining ground on us every day and the last thing we need is another political scandal from these black democrats who soil our cause because they cannot resist being typical blacks.
She is corrupt! Mrs. "We do NOT have a crisis at Fannie Mae and in particlar at Freddie Mac..." Toss her to the curb.
Maxine Waters and this ethics violation
Rangel, Geithner, Dashle not paying taxes
Spitzer, Clinton, Edwards cheat on their wives
Gore groping the massues
2 Kennedy s, multiple DUIs, cheating etc
So many Democrats, soooo much corruption
I thought we were going to get change???
At least rangel seems to be a reasonably intelligent person, but this maxine waters is a complete idiot. Liberals make fun of Governor Palin but this woman is dumber than a stump. But both of them are liberal demorats and are probably guilty, but they are only the tip of the problems in congress.
Ah, another corrupt Liberal! Then again, Liberalism is a lie so it's no wonder so many Liberal politicians are corrupt. This November, we ned to throw all the Liberal incumbents who are on the ballot out of office! There is indeed an anti-incumbent mood in this country, and it applies to anti-incumbent Liberals!
Any doubts? DemoCRUPTs from the top, congress to the bottom, liberal activities?