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House Ethics Panel Names New Deputy Chief Counsel

The House ethics committee announced the addition of six staffers Friday, including a new deputy chief counsel.

C. Morgan Kim will move from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General in late August to become deputy chief counsel.

This will not be Kim’s first stint with the committee; she served in a counsel post from January 2006 to August 2008.

“During her time on the Committee, she distinguished herself as a highly skilled and talented investigator by serving as the lead investigator in [the] House Page matter and other sensitive matters,— Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) wrote in a statement.

In addition, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, as the ethics panel is formally known, hired four new counsels and a senior investigator.

Cliff Stoddard, Donald Sherman, Tom Rust and Sheria Akins will join the committee in counsel posts, and Frank Davies, former Washington correspondent for the San Jose Mercury News, will be a senior investigator.