House Ethics Committee turns down Maxine Waters request, says there's no report on internal investigation

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, under investigation for alleged ethics violations.
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, under investigation for alleged ethics violations. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The battle between the House Ethics Committee and Maxine Waters continues. Thursday, the Los Angeles Democrat demanded the committee release the report of its internal investigation. Now, the Ethics Committee is telling Waters there is no report.

Waters, and nearly 70 House Democrats, sent a letter Thursday to the House Ethics Committee, demanding to see the report prepared by an outside counsel hired to investigate allegations of staff misconduct.

In response, the committee said it's “simply incorrect to assume” there's a report. The outside investigator, attorney Billy Martin, provided “confidential" advice to the committee “on a daily basis.” And now that Martin concluded the committee had not violated the due process rights of Waters, he was now working on investigating the actual “allegations of misconduct.”

Waters is accused of using her position on the House Financial Services Committee to help a bank in which her husband owned stock.

The Ethics Committee says it will release a report on the entire investigation after it's complete. No word on when that might be — Maxine Waters has been under a microscope for nearly three years.

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