Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) holds a news conference at the Capitol to challenge the charges made against her by the House Ethics Committee. Here entering the press conference, Chief of Staff Mikael Moore and Rep. Waters. Waters denied that she used her influence to aid a bank in which her husband has a financial interest. She also attacked ethics investigators for drawing the wrong conclusions from what she said was her lifetime work of trying to aid minority-owned businesses in general. Washington DC, August 13, 2010. (Photo by Jeff Malet) - Jeff Malet Photography in Action