Skip to comments.2 House ethics attorneys suspended
Posted on 11/30/2010 7:19:52 PM PST by Nachum
Two attorneys for the House ethics committee have been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave stemming from serious problems within the secretive panel. Morgan Kim, the deputy chief counsel and the lead attorney on the case of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), is one of the attorneys placed on leave, said several sources familiar with the controversy. Stacy Sovereign, another committee lawyer, was also put on leave, these sources said. Blake Chisam, the chief counsel and staff director for the ethics panel, initially sought to fire Kim and Sovereign on Nov. 19, but was unable to do so.
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Curiouser and curiouser.
Are the Dems doing this to move ahead with the trial before the end of the year?
Curious indeed. I wonder who the “several sources” are, and whether Politico knows any more than this. They generally have an inside track with Dem politicians.
I would speculate that the Dems controlling the committee were as anxious to settle this before the next congress as Waters is.
So, one possibility is that they missed some damning evidence that would have arisen after the changeover. Or that they were punished for FINDING some problem that couldn’t be settled immediately. If so, it must be something serious that is pending, that is bound to come out and can’t be covered up.
Any relation to Shirley Chisam? (Blake)
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