Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.
- About Us - Hallandale Beach Blog
- Advertising at Hallandale Beach Blog
- To Contact Me/kontakta mig: HallandaleBeachBlog (at) gmail (dot) com
- Welcome to My World...
- Welcome to My World 2017, pre-July
- Sweden 2017
- Sweden 2016 - Tweets, news stories & videos re Sweden & Swedish people, places & things worth knowing about
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
U.S. House Ethics chair Jo Bonner blasts predecessor for idling of lawyers in Maxine Waters probe; postponing of Waters’ trial until AFTER election?
Yes, it's as if Waters got a Hall Pass from the principal who was supposed to be investigating and punishing her for her egregious behavior.
Conduct that led to this Washington Post headline on August 3rd: "Rep. Maxine Waters of California probably broke ethics rules, House panel finds"
And the person who did it is Jo Bonner, the new Ethics chair who succeeded Lofgren in that position in January and who was among the committee members who prevented Lofgren from actually firing the attorneys for, perhaps, being so good at their job.
But she did unilaterally punish them.
I definitely want to hear and see more about this story and am particularly interested in seeing how the non-Beltway media handles the story.
Poorly I'm sure, despite how telling this story is about how things really work in Washington if you have power -and influential friends.
The Washington Post
House ethics chair blasts predecessor on idling of lawyers in Waters probe
By R. Jeffrey Smith,
Monday, March 14, 7:05 PM
The Republican chairman of the House Ethics Committee has accused his Democratic predecessor of violating House rules and acting without cause in forcing two staff lawyers to take paid leave amid a contentious committee probe of alleged misconduct by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) last year.
Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), who moved into the chairmanship in January, made that claim about former chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) in a letter he sent early this month to the two lawyers, who played lead roles in the Waters probe. They were idled just as Waters was to be tried by the committee over her actions involving a bank in which her husband had a financial interest.
Read the rest of the article at:
Topflight Photography view of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach at Ocean Drive/A1A
Hyde brings its signature style to the new Hyde Resort & Residences on the sunny shores of Hollywood, Florida. An oceanfront oasis rising 43 floors over the Atlantic, this stylish retreat is designed for sophisticated travelers seeking an immersive four-star experience. The resort’s 363 beautifully decorated suites have wide private terraces with unobstructed ocean views. �������������������������� ��Equipment�� ��DJI Phantom 3 Advance ��Lens Polar Pro ND4 ��RAW ��Lightroom �������������������������� ��Make sure to check out�� @puntomiami @miami_best_fl @themiamiguide @lifestyle_miami @miamipage �������������������������� ��A special thanks to @marcelosteinmander for the recent feature of my work.
A post shared by Horace Jones (@topflight_photography) on