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    Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campaign Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Who are "Charged" with Investigating Him.



    Rangel-ing: Charlie Pays 'Angels' In Ethics Probe - wcbstv.com


    Congressman Rangel has been arrogant in refusing to discuss how, as the man who writes this country's tax laws, he failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House, lapses under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

    "I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there's none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I'm going to respond," Rangel said.

    There may be a reason for Rangel's arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.
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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    That's terrible, and I wish for all who use such power plays to be investigated, charged, and if proven, punished to the fullest extent of the law. That's regardless of whether or not the is a "D" or "R" after their name.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    if wishes were horses, beggars would ride

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    That's terrible, and I wish for all who use such power plays to be investigated, charged, and if proven, punished to the fullest extent of the law. That's regardless of whether or not the is a "D" or "R" after their name.
    Let's see what happens. And if the MSM will High-Light it this Evening. We both know damm well if it was a Republican in Power doing this, they'd be Howling for his Blood.

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Let's see what happens. And if the MSM will High-Light it this Evening. We both know damm well if it was a Republican in Power doing this, they'd be Howling for his Blood.

    Take care.
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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Let's see what happens. And if the MSM will High-Light it this Evening. We both know damm well if it was a Republican in Power doing this, they'd be Howling for his Blood.

    Take care.
    This will be a quick blurb at best by the main stream media. They have no interest in political corruption when the person accused has a "D" behind his name.

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campain Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This will be a quick blurb at best by the main stream media. They have no interest in political corruption when the person accused has a "D" behind his name.

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campaign Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Who are "Charged" with Investigating Him.



    Rangel-ing: Charlie Pays 'Angels' In Ethics Probe - wcbstv.com


    Congressman Rangel has been arrogant in refusing to discuss how, as the man who writes this country's tax laws, he failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House, lapses under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

    "I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there's none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I'm going to respond," Rangel said.

    There may be a reason for Rangel's arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.
    One thing the article doesn't say, is whether these contributions were only since the ethics probes began. I know members of Congress routinely donate to other members. If this is new, I'm troubled. If it's not new, I'm less so.

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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campaign Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    One thing the article doesn't say, is whether these contributions were only since the ethics probes began. I know members of Congress routinely donate to other members. If this is new, I'm troubled. If it's not new, I'm less so.
    Here's the Washington Post calling for him to "Step Aside"...


    Rep. Charles Rangel Must Step Aside as Chairman of Ways and Means


    Mr. Rangel's amended financial disclosure form, which exposes omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records, is a treasure trove of outrage. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he's earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, Mr. Rangel's reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000.

    We called on Mr. Rangel to resign his coveted post last November while the House ethics committee probed his contact with a potential donor to a pet project who also had business before the committee. Mind you, that committee already was looking into his using official stationery to raise funds for that pet project, paying below-market rents on four Harlem apartments, failing to report income from a Florida condominium sale and failing to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic. There's another subcommittee investigation into lobbyist-paid trips by Mr. Rangel and four other members of Congress.

    Much is expected of elected officials. Much more is expected and demanded of those entrusted with chairmanships and the power that comes with them, especially when it involves the nation's purse strings. From all that we've seen thus far, Mr. Rangel has violated that trust continually and seemingly without care.
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    Re: Charlie Rangel "Gives" Campaign Donations to Dems on the "Ethics Commitee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Here's the Washington Post calling for him to "Step Aside"...


    Rep. Charles Rangel Must Step Aside as Chairman of Ways and Means
    I saw the headline the other day. I tend to agree, and said as much when the ethics stories first broke - was it a year ago?

    Is is still true that the ethics investigations were all initiated by Rangel himself? or have there been others opened not at his request?

    Regardless, his chairmanship is too important to be held by someone who has questions pending, imo. I think he should step aside from the chairmanship.

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