More Wishes Granted Today. House committee charges Rangel with multiple ethical violations
OUT-FREAKING-STANDING. This jackass needed to be charged years ago. Sadly, the fact is that under the Obama admin, he is unlikely to see anything happen to him at all. All this will do is protect him when the GOP gets back in charge.
Serious business, and another talking point for the GOP ahead of November. Time for Rangel, who turned 80 last month, to decide he wants to spend more time with the grandkids?
Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel, the former chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, committed an undisclosed ethics violation, a House investigatory subcommittee determined Thursday…
The formation of subcommittee, which will consist of four Democrats and four Republicans, is rare. The last time one was convened was in 2002 to handle the case of former Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who was under investigation in connection with bribery, racketeering and tax evasion convictions…
Rangel, D-N.Y., has been under a lengthy probe by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for a series of ethics allegations that includes failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income and assets, improper use of several rent-controlled apartments in his Harlem district, fundraising efforts for a college center that bears his name, and failing to pay taxes on property he owns in the Dominican Republic.
This is five months in the making, starting with his admonishment back in February over staff members having accepted free trips to the Caribbean and culminating a week later in his removal from Ways and Means — albeit supposedly only on a temporary basis. Anyone think he’ll be returning to the committee after this, even if he beats the rap?