Washington (CNN) - A House ethics investigative panel has charged a high-ranking Democratic congresswoman with violating House rules by seeking federal financial assistance for a bank with ties to her husband.
According to the House ethics committee, California Rep. Maxine Waters 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.
Read the full report here [pdf]
Waters insists she did nothing wrong.
"I have not violated any House rules," she said in a statement released Monday. "I simply will not be forced to admit to something I did not do and instead have chosen to respond to charges made by the [ethics committee] in a public hearing. ... The case against me has no merit."
Updated: 3:34 p.m.
Its going to be a good November for the GOP.
Another bites the dust! How funny about 4 years ago the democrats were bashing the republicans on their ethic charges and now the democrats are in the same position.
By ties to her husband they means where her and her husband had a financial interest.
Would have been better if someone had the guts 20 years ago to put this corrupt, racist in jail.
Has anyone else noticed most of the people who associated themselves (strongly) with Hillary – either died, are facing ethics violations or have lost for offices they were running? Just an observation...
We deserve better than you.
Democrat with an ethics violation investigation...
Wow... who would have thought... lol
100 days and counting...
no biggy right? just another crooked pol...
THROW THE BUMS OUT!!!
Whatever happened to the coverage of Sen. Ensign's scandal?
Another democRAT!! No way – Really?
Ethics, smethics! They will BOTH get el-elected because the districts they represent don't care about this! They really need to get the boot along with everyone else who is fouling up! Once again the term PUBLIC SERVANT has lost its true meaning! The new term is ruling elites!
Why only black members are investigated from of false allegation from FOX news? we don't want to repeat another episode like USDA
And what this stupid laura ingram writing about obama's diary?
Is she is making up the story or what? and who is doing fact checks on it?
Are there ANY politicians who arent completely crooked sell-outs? Dont meant o sound too cynical, but really – when was the last time any company was prosecuted for trying to do exactly this sort of thing? Never. If someone actually gets investigated, or if anyone really throws a fit over it, you can bet it's done in front of a camera, and the person doing the posturing is running for re-election.
It makes me sick.
Aparently she didn't learn anything from the whole Keating mess in the 1980s. If these charges are true, what the heck was she thinking?
Please tell me that's not Charles Rangel whispering in here ear in the photo.
This is so sad. Why do power corrupt so easily?
lol....wow, the democrat party is imploding on itself right before our eyes but the reality is that the democrat party has always been corrupt and, since the 1960's, totally inept.
By the way, if Rangel and Waters were republicans, republicans would vote them out. Let's see what democrats do.
Democrats are falling apart!! Ha Ha!! I LOVE it!! Maxine Waters is as corrupt as it gets in DC. She's the idiot that said Franklin Raines was doing such a bangup job at Fannie Mae. What a moron.
Racism I can hear her screaming all the way from Calif
where is Al Sharpton & Jessie Jackson you can bet they will show up sooner or later
stealing from the poor again Hmmm Maxine?
Oh thats right I forgot its Bush's fault
I adore Maxine but its time members of Congress stopped using their position to gain financial advantage for themselves or their families. If she did it, BRING HER DOWN!!
If our elected members of congress do not know when they do something wrong, then how should the rest of us know if we are doing something wrong?
Another dirty Dem...what else is new?
Where are the stories on the criminal probes into republicans? guess we know that cnn is nothing more than a cheerleader for the republicans. Ted Turner must be "so proud" of what CNN has become...Fox light
Another corrupt politician. She does not even realize what she did wrong.
WOW big surprise 1st wrangle and now her....let's clean out congress even before the elections!!!
Nope, no Democrat does anything wrong! It's all Bush's fault!!! What a bunch of losers and crooks!