this is the very crap that causes the general public to wish a pox on both partiesThe committee, which exonerated five lawmakers who traveled with Rangel, did not level formal charges against him that might lead to a formal censure by his colleagues.
and sorry charlie, your excuse that your staff created this situation and not you, is just not credible
had you been forthcoming and earlier made the disclosure of staff wrongdoing yourself, it may have been
another instance where the other politicians give the crook plausible deniability - and that is what he is now using in an effort to excuse himself from culpability in this matterThe panel said it lacked "sufficient evidence" to show that Rangel "had actual knowledge" of memoranda written by his staff indicating they knew that corporations were defraying the cost of the trips.
"However, the report finds that Representative Rangel was responsible for the knowledge and actions of his staff in the performance of their official duties," it said.
- blaming the criminal conduct on his staff
it does not pass the smell test