Read time: 1 minute

Broken Ethics Process Dump Mike An example of the broken ethics investigation process in Congress: Watchdogs lack bite, to benefit of both parties.

Broken Ethics Process Dump Mike

An example of the broken ethics investigation process in Congress: Watchdogs lack bite, to benefit of both parties.
U.S. Rep. MikeFerguson, a New Jersey Republican, in 2003 paid a $210,000 fine, thelargest ever for a sitting member of Congress, to the Federal ElectionCommission. Ferguson, R-7th District., during his 2000 campaign hadtaken $525,000 from his parents, violating a statute limitingcontributions from individuals to $1,000.

The settlement allowed Ferguson to claim he had not deliberately broken the federal law.
The matter prompted no reaction from the House ethics panel, and Ferguson was re-elected in 2004.

Why wasn't the largest ever FEC fine for a sitting member of Congress investigated by its own ethics committee? More

Ways to blog like a conservative . . .Hey Jenny Slater

. . . the easiest, of course, being to make a completely moronic, asinine excuse for a completely inexcusable bit of behavior on the part of a conservative. As usual, we've found our poster children in the asshats at Power Line: More

There Are Other Words For It THE THIRD ESTATE

Some call it

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team