Ethics Committee Starts Probes of Two Lawmakers, Defers Another One
Look at these passages:
The House ethics committee announced Wednesday that it is extending probes into two lawmakers -- Democrat Maxine Waters of California and Republican Sam Graves of Missouri -- in unrelated cases while it deferred investigation into a case involving Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
In a news release the panel said the committee extended the probe into Graves for 45 days even though the Office of Congressional Ethics did not find a "substantial reason to believe" that the lawmaker was guilty of any misconduct and had found information "that may contain exculpatory evidence" which was never provided to Graves.
A statement by the panel on Waters gave no indication what the probe was covering, but it is possible that Waters is under investigation for her role in the decision to provide $12 million in federal bailout funds to OneUnited Bank, where her husband, Sidney Williams, had served on the board and owned a minimum of $500,000 in stock in 2007
So, they extended a probe against Waters who appears to have broken laws and at the same time extended one against Graves even though it appears he is innocent?
Anyone else think this stinks?