Ethics ends probes of Ed Whitfield, Bobby Rush

November 10, 2014 11:05 PM

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The House Ethics Committee has declined to open a full-scale investigation into whether Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) improperly aided his wife’s lobbying work even though congressional investigators found that Whitifield’s office helped set up “as many as 100 meetings” for his wife’s organization.

The Office of Congressional Ethics, the non-partisan ethics watchdog, also found that Whitfield “conducted joint meetings” with his wife “to promote [the Humane Society Legislative Fund’s] legislative priorities.” Connie Harriman-Whitfield has been a paid lobbyist for HSLF since 2011. The OCE Board ...

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