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Rep. John Rutherford cleared of ethics violation over stock disclosures

Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., speaks during a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies on May 28, 2020.
Anna Moneymaker
The New York Times via AP, Pool

The House Committee on Ethics has dismissed allegations against U.S. Rep. John Rutherford regarding disclosure of stock trades by determining it found "no clear evidence" of any intentional attempt to skirt the reporting requirements that House members have for those investments.

The committee received an Office of Congressional Ethics report on Feb. 28 and announced on May 31 the committee would open an investigation.

In a letter sent Thursday to Rutherford, R-Jacksonville, the bipartisan committee of lawmakers said that after further review, the committee unanimously voted to dismiss the referral by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.