The Congressional Ethics Committee today made public charges against Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters, as she demanded last week and explained in an interview here on WWLA?. Today, the committee said her chief of staff, Mikael Moore — who's also her grandson — was actively involved in getting help from the Treasury Department for OneUnited Bank of Massachusetts, where Waters' husband had been a board member and still had significant investments. Charges include breaking the House rule saying members must "behave in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House," breaching the "spirit" of a rule against using influence for personal benefit, and violating the Code of Ethics for Government Service.
House Ethics Committee Releases Charges against Maxine Waters
- Jonathan Allen - Sidewire / Roll Call - @jonallendc
- Danny Bakewell - Publisher, Los Angeles Sentinel