LIVE: Rep. Maxine Waters Defends Against Ethics Charges


UPDATE – 8/13/2010: The press conference is over. You can replay the live blog below. We’ll have the full video and a summary clip up as soon as possible. Thanks for your participation!


Notice came down this morning that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) would read a statement and answer questions on ethics charges brought against her. The Office of Congressional Ethics alleges that she inappropriately used her office to secure a meeting regarding what would later become TARP funding for OneUnited – a bank her husband was a board member of from 2004 to 2008 and was a stock holder in at the time of the meeting.

We’ll be live-blogging it here and will bring you video as soon as we can once the press conference concludes.