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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous may be struggling to get his message out to Maryland voters, but he has earned the attention of President Donald J. Trump.
Trump, at a rally in Montana on Thursday night, criticized Jealous over immigration — though not by name.
The House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to investigate Reps. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), a move that comes after the lawmakers were indicted in separate cases within the past month.
Hunter and his wife face charges of using campaign funds to pay for family vacations and other personal expenses, while Collins has been charged with insider trading.
The House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to impanel investigative subcommittees to examine Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York. But neither panel plans to conduct work on the investigation at this time, deferring to the Justice Department for now.
Two weeks after he was indicted by federal prosecutors for allegedly misusing campaign funds, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will face a new investigation — this one conducted by his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that it would create special panels to investigate indicted GOP Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California, but it will not do so until after their criminal cases are resolved.
On March 23, 2017, the Committee on Ethics … announced that it was reviewing allegations referred by the Office of Congressional Ethics regarding Rep. Duncan Hunter. The committee also announced that because the Department of Justice had asked the committee to defer its consideration of the matter, the committee had followed precedent and voted unanimously to defer its review at that time.