Ethics panel set to clear Rep. Maxine Waters
September 21st, 2012
05:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Ethics panel set to clear Rep. Maxine Waters

Washington (CNN) - The House Ethics Committee prepared Friday to dismiss charges of alleged wrongdoing against California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, ending a tumultuous investigation that lasted roughly three years and may have cost taxpayers up to $1.3 million.

Waters has been accused of improperly seeking government assistance for OneUnited Bank, a minority-owned bank in which her husband held a financial interest, during the 2008 financial meltdown. The bank received $12 million in bailout funds.


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  1. Sniffit

    Lovely. Makes you wonder whether the GOP will just suggest changing the rules next time so that we can just use the drowning test....if she drowns, she was innocent, if not, then guilty.

    September 21, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Joan

    Darryl Issa has wasted so much time and money on these witch hunts trying so hard to embarass the Democrats. He should have spent that money and time on job creation policies. He has little to show for his time in Congress. What a waste.

    September 21, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Any one that misuses just junk it out–be it dem or repo. Care for this nation, god bless.

    September 21, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  4. CBR

    Millions more to conduct this investigation. It makes one wonder who is making the accusations and if they really have the proof to back up their accusation. Just another reason to vote in new peoplel who are not so paranoid.

    September 21, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Those republicans will use any excuse to get out of working for us for three years -- and then say "oh well" as they leave on vacation.

    September 21, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Another Issa witch-hunt that cost taxpayers millions. Issa should personally pay the money back for the trumped-up cases he's been involved with.

    September 21, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  7. Name

    And still this gop congress hasn't investigated any banks, even just for show.

    September 21, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  8. Ricksanchez

    I used to really feel Maxine Waters was the "enemy" of any sane thinking person with some of her rants. Now? Now I know she got railroaded and had a vendetta placed on her to take her out. It's good to see this clearing but her name and reputation has already been tarnished. But Maxine, if you write a tell all book one day about what you know and just a portion of what caused your takedown, it should be a best seller.

    September 21, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  9. Steve

    Surprise!! No liberals will get any jail time during Holders term

    September 22, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |