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Wait! There's even more dirt on Rangel
NY Post ^ | July 27, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE

Posted on 07/27/2010 2:26:16 AM PDT by Scanian

WASHINGTON -- Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel said yesterday that investigators have unearthed new allegations of misconduct against him, while House Democratic leaders increased the pressure on him to reach a settlement before a congressional trial starts Thursday.

"We waited almost two years, and they finally investigated, and guess what -- they have some more alleged violations," Rangel said.

The embattled pol did not reveal whether the latest accusations were previously unknown to the public or were related to the original charges that prompted the probe by the House Ethics Committee.

The alleged misdeeds include Rangel using House stationery to solicit contributions for a self-named center at City College, failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets, and not paying taxes on rental income from his Dominican villa -- all first reported by The Post. He also kept four rent-regulated apartments in Harlem.

House Democratic leaders were pressuring Rangel to make a deal before the politically embarrassing trial is set to begin, Politico.com reported.

Last night, Rangel met with one of his lawyers and two Democratic leaders.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; democrats; ethicscommittee; house; lofgren; newviolations; punishment; rangel; settlementdeal; vanhollen

1 posted on 07/27/2010 2:26:19 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Five years hard time would satisfy me in this case......


2 posted on 07/27/2010 2:48:35 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

Hey, lighten up. He is a Korean War Hero (so I’ne been told).


3 posted on 07/27/2010 3:04:35 AM PDT by tommyboy (We'll do it live)
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To: ErnBatavia

Fact is, he will never spend as much as an hour in jail.

Obamaholder will never let that happen.


4 posted on 07/27/2010 3:04:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: Scanian
I don't know what to think right now. It's somewhat of a tossup; either the Democrat Party will run him out of town now so that they can put another shoe-in Rat on the ballot for November, or they will delay and Rangel will win his district again. Charlie is probably thinking that if he retires, he is going to collect all of the perks, but if he fights it is an all or nothing proposition. I'm betting he fights.
5 posted on 07/27/2010 3:08:29 AM PDT by Woodman
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To: Woodman

This bothers me. Couldn’t we start a ‘Save-Charlie-Fund’? Say a nickel from each person....to keep Charlie around? I think he’s the best voting ad that anyone could ask for.


6 posted on 07/27/2010 3:10:39 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Scanian
Last night, Rangel met with one of his lawyers and two Democratic leaders.

Uh oh. That sounds like a deal, and possible resignation is in the making. I was hoping for a long, drawn-out, nasty trial.
Sheriff Richard B. Rich Nugent for Congress
I stand with Jason Sager in Florida's 5th Congressional District. Sheriff Richard B. Rich Nugent for Congress

7 posted on 07/27/2010 3:35:23 AM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Maybe Charlie won't do any hard time, but this will hit him in the two places it hurts people like him the most.

The pocketbook, legal fees are already over $1.5 million plus he will have to pay fines and taxes.

His ego. Being affirmed a lying grubby fingered crook with no chance to rebuild his reputation will really sting.

He won't run again and will die before his 83rd birthday is my bet.

8 posted on 07/27/2010 3:35:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Scanian

It doesn’t matter. As long as he wants to run for re-election he will win. The only thing that MIGHT stop that is if he becomes a Pubbie or changes his skin color.


9 posted on 07/27/2010 3:38:16 AM PDT by tal hajus ( too disgusted to care...much)
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To: Scanian

Rangel is turning into the biggest embarrassment for the Democrats since former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Even more so considering he was one of the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus.


10 posted on 07/27/2010 4:01:19 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Scanian

Rangel is being forced out by the 1960s ultra-radical faction, because he is 4th in seniority in the House, and #3 Dave Obey is retiring. This would automatically give Rangel the chairmanship of the most powerful committee in the House, the Appropriations committee, if the Democrats keep the House after the next election.

And the Appropriations committee determines where every dime spent by congress goes. Unless the 1960s radicals control that committee, their agenda is over.

Obey will do anything Nancy Pelosi and the other radicals want him to, but Rangel is not part of their faction, so he will tell them to go get knotted.

And, I might add, while Charlie Rangel is typically liberal, he is not a true believer. He also earned the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart in Korea, leading members of his unit out of Chinese encirclement while wounded.

This honor and bravery alone are enough for the 1960s radicals to bitterly hate him.


11 posted on 07/27/2010 4:14:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Scanian

“The Rangel Angle”........I’m a Black Democrat.....Go AWAY!!


12 posted on 07/27/2010 4:17:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scanian

You KNOW this new stuff came FROM the Democrats. Charlie will slip out the door with bulging pockets and a smile.


13 posted on 07/27/2010 4:18:50 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

You are most likely correct. Charlie will laugh all the way to the bank. His shame won’t be felt. People like him gave up being embarrassed long ago. These guys always justify their crimes to themselves because 1)they think it is not a crime if they do not get caught, and 2) everyone else they know it doing it too. The only thing I hope is that he feels he is being picked on because of his race, and that he, therefore, points fingers at all the others he knows in the DIM party who have done the same. I hope he starts to blab, just to get even. With Rangle it is always about “reparations” and I hope he decides it is time for the other RICH criminal Democrat politicians to get theirs for the way they have hoodwinked, used, and stolen from the taxpayers.


14 posted on 07/27/2010 4:29:42 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I wonder if he will even resign.


15 posted on 07/27/2010 4:33:19 AM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Scanian

Charlie is old school poll who succeeded Harlem’s long serving Rep. Adam Clayton Powell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell,_Jr.
My prediction: Harlem’s next leader will be a Moslem.


16 posted on 07/27/2010 4:35:39 AM PDT by Broker (Psalm 109)
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To: Scanian

This is all bullsh*t, and people shouldn’t fall for it. A congressional trial? Ethics charges? If we don’t pay our taxes, can we expect the same? Oh hell no. Put this POS on trial for real in the same justice system us mere peasants would have to face.


17 posted on 07/27/2010 4:40:13 AM PDT by domeika
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To: Broker
I look forward the day there is a lot of dirt on Sean's good friend Charlie Rangel.

... deposited by a backhoe.

18 posted on 07/27/2010 4:41:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Rangel is being forced out by the 1960s ultra-radical faction, because he is 4th in seniority in the House, and #3 Dave Obey is retiring. This would automatically give Rangel the chairmanship of the most powerful committee in the House, the Appropriations committee, if the Democrats keep the House after the next election.


Good analysis.

Who stands to take that chairmanship if the donks keep the majority? Or perhaps they are hedging, knowing they might lose the majority, and have someone on a leash who will become ranking minority member?

Who else is being protected while all the attention is on Charlie?


19 posted on 07/27/2010 4:52:48 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: no dems

Maybe but the talk is that Charlie has to run again in order to raise money to pay all the legal bills he owes.


20 posted on 07/27/2010 5:05:56 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

If he had been Republican or some other normal person, he would have been forced to resign after weeks of negative press. Since he has two forms of protection, he’s coasting to a light tap on the wrist.


21 posted on 07/27/2010 5:28:25 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism: uncurable mental deterioration)
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To: Scanian
Maybe but the talk is that Charlie has to run again in order to raise money to pay all the legal bills he owes.

Heck all he has to do is have someone ghost-write some memoir-diatribe-tell-all-polemic-manifesto concoction and he'll get a seven figure advance from any publisher out there, especially if he spends most of it dumping dirt on republicans. Charlie knows where plenty of bodies are buried and that's worth serious coin without the hassles of running a campaign.

22 posted on 07/27/2010 5:53:10 AM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Randy “duke” Cunningham- went to prison for taking kickbacks
the only navy ACE from vietnam- Geeee I wonder why
rangle is NOT going to have a REAL Trial- in a court of Law?


23 posted on 07/27/2010 5:58:48 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: Scanian
1] Old guys eventually become expendable, and Charlie's number is up.,p>2] We all know there will never be any real punishment

The logical conclusion would be that this is all just a dog-and-pony show so the mindless masses will have less time to think about the economy and the imminent failure of their 'historic' administration.

This has Alinsky written all over it.

24 posted on 07/27/2010 6:06:01 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Only a Muslim would refuse to fly in the same plane as his dog)
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To: Scanian

“House Democratic leaders were pressuring Rangel to make a deal before the politically embarrassing trial is set to begin...”

Ah! The DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the fix is in. Nothing to see here, move along.


25 posted on 07/27/2010 6:16:22 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: reformedliberal

List of current members of the United States House of Representatives by seniority

http://myturl.com/0pBIE

On the surface it would appear to be Pete Stark (D-CA), but when Rangel temporarily stepped down from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means (taxes) Committee, Stark was only in for a couple of days before he was replaced, because he is both crazy mean, and tends to sexually harass. Nobody wanted him in that job.

(Oddly enough, they went all the way to #19 among Democrats, Sander Levin (D-MI) to take over Ways and Means, and there must be a heck of a story behind skipping over all the others.)

Technically, absent both Obey and Rangel, George Miller (D-CA) would take the job. However, being passed over for Ways and Means likely indicates that there is either something seriously wrong with him, or he has no interest in the Ways and Means chair—which may or may not carry over to Appropriations.

Just from this exercise, you can see that they spend a lot of time figuring out who to put in what job. They divide by faction, interest, tradition, rules, some degree of competency, favors owed and get even payback, etc.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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