Butterfield Cleared In House Ethics Probe

The House Ethics Committee has closed an investigation into Congressman G.K. Butterfield and five other members of congress.

Butterfield spokesman Ken Lewis says the panel found no evidence that the congressmen violated any rule or was guilty of any misconduct.

Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson, was being investigated after the Wall Street Journal reported he and the others had used daily cash stipends to cover unauthorized expenses. Lawmakers are given up to $250 a day when traveling overseas to cover food and other expenses.

The investigation began last summer.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    Anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 at 04:47 AM well the gig is up, my clothes are off, beard now shaven...you got me....righhhhhhhttttt. You losers will not get over nov 2nd...circus clown beck on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:58 PM, John Aloysius Farrell, reported the Maryland Report on Fox ratings? You actually believe that rubbish over credible sources? Ever heard of Neilsen Ratings? I guess not. Nice try girls, suggest you find credible stories...still makes one of us a liar...ain't me...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 at 01:47 AM
    Wowwwwww!!!!!!Sounds like old snake man has been exposed.
  • by circus clown beck on Jan 4, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    Well Mr.Obama Snake Oil, I know you did not call another poster a liar. You are undoubtedly the BIGGEST LIAR ON THIS SITE! You constantly make claims without one thread of FACT to support your off the wall rhetoric. If you could remove your head from up Glenn Becks anus, you might evolve into a human being. And for your information, Fox news is the most Mis-informed news network to date. I'm not surprised by that fact. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/john-farrell/2010/12/22/university-study-fox-viewers-more-misinformed.html
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2011 at 04:27 PM
    to osoc on Jan 4, 2011 at 04:52 PM, Really? Is that what huffington, media matters and moveon is now saying? Really? You bought into that nonsense instead of going to the CBO for the facts? Gosh...who is the liar here, the suppliers of the info or the one that posted it? I notice you like to use lies...do you have a fetish with believing everything those guys tell you? Well step right up. I still have the 17 bypass for sale in Washington and will make you a really good deal on it. Like Obama, I can talk the talk and sell you on snake oil, well I own several bridges, bypasses and ferry systems in this state. Sounds like we can talk business here, hey...yea...ever heard of PT and Barnum circus?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008. President Bush began a string of expensive finan­cial bailouts. President Bush created a Medicare drug entitle­ment that will cost an estimated $800 billion in its first decade. President Bush increased federal education spending 58 percent faster than inflation. President Bush presided over a $2.5 trillion increase in the public debt through 2008.
  • by to osoc on Jan 4, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    The debt was 10 trillion and counting fast when Bush left office, stop spinning facts, or in your case lies.
  • by Great Sea Trout on Jan 4, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    Sounds good!! Maybe it's time for a 3rd party? But really true election reform is truly needed!! We'll have to grab a bite to eat!!
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: ChazWorld-Hyde Branch on Jan 4, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    appearently "ethics" as it applies to legislators, is the ability to not get caught. It has absolutely nothing to do with actually doing wrong (or the right things).
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    Clarification; we are 14 trillion in debt as of yesterday.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jan 3, 2011 at 05:51 PM
    The foxes guarding the hen house.... Butterfield serves on the same committee that was investigating him. He did NOT step down. As a judge surely he must know how that looks! Anyone thinking otherwise are simply..... well, words are just inadequate to describe!
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