While the media continues to obsess about the fake Russia scandal or President Trump’s latest tweet, there is real news unfolding in other parts of the county.
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan is now under investigation for possible ethics violations.
The Detroit News reports:
Ethics panel: Rep. Conyers under investigation
U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit is under investigation for possible ethics violations, according to a Monday disclosure by the House Committee on Ethics that his office downplayed.
The nature of the allegations against the 88-year-old Democrat are unknown, but the committee acknowledged it is reviewing a May 11 referral from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, which investigates potential misconduct and forwards findings if board members believe there is “substantial reason to believe” a violation may have occurred.
Ethics Committee Chair Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, and ranking Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida released a joint statement Monday indicating they have extended the previously unknown Conyers inquiry 45 days and will announce a next course of action on Aug. 9.
The mandatory disclosure of the extension “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee,” they said.
The statement is the first public acknowledgment of the committee review and Office of Congressional Ethics investigation of Conyers. The nonpartisan office, created in 2008, operates under strict confidentiality rules.
Isn’t it interesting how major television media outlets manage to avoid reporting stories like this?
It’s almost like they have a political agenda. Almost.