Thursday, July 29, 2010

Most Ethical Congress Ever! Rangel Cuts a Deal; Update: Rangel Denies Deal Made

A real shocker, huh?
New York Congressman Charles Rangel has reportedly cut a deal to admit to ethical wrongdoing and avoid a potentially humiliating public trial.

Harlem friends of Rangel tell CBS 2 they have been told that the details could be unveiled when the House Ethics Committee meets Thursday afternoon.

It's the culmination of two years of scandal for the 20-term Democratic lawmaker. At issue is whether the former head of the House Ways and Means committee will admit to any serious ethical wrongdoing. Rangel is being charged with misusing his office for fundraising, failure to disclose income, belated payment of taxes and possible help with a tax shelter for a company whose chief executive was a major donor.
I guess another Democrat calling for his resignation is now meaningless.

Meanwhile, the AP reports the esteemed House Speaker stands by her efforts to rid her Congress of corruption. Who are they kidding?

Update: Rangel denies a deal has been cut. More here.

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