put this under the ‘ things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM’ file.

from TPM.com

Waters Has Plenty Of Questions On Suspension Of Ethics Lawyers
Ryan J. Reilly | December 1, 2010, 6:03PM

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) doesn’t know why two of the ethics committee lawyers who had been working on the ethics case against her were placed on administrative leave. But she does know that something “has gone wrong in the ethics process.” And she’s got plenty of questions.

Waters said in a statement late Wednesday that the House ethics committee has yet to inform her directly that two of the lawyers working on the ethics case against her had been suspended. She said the “integrity of the Committee and its investigative process have been compromised” and called on the panel to clarify why the disciplinary action had been taken.

“Did the Committee’s attorneys withhold exculpatory evidence? Leak documents or speak to the press without authorization? Engage in partisan activity? Mislead Members of Congress? Was the disciplinary action justified? What impact does this have on my case?” Waters said in a statement issued late Wednesday.

Committee lawyers Cindy Morgan Kim and Stacy Sovereign were placed on administrative leave on Nov. 19, the day the panel announced the Waters trial had been delayed.

Ok, if that’s not enough to raise the eyebrow, I don’t know what would.

The lawyers in charge of your trial get SUSPENDED?

In what world doesn’t that throw shade ON THE WHOLE DAMN CASE?

Something doesn’t smell right, folks.

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