Skip to comments.Rangel says no plea deal yet to ethics charges
Posted on 07/29/2010 11:03:42 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
WASHINGTON Veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel said Thursday there's no deal yet to settle his ethics case and avoid an election-season trial on charges of violating House rules.
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Wonder what sort of promotion he’ll get, in exchange for keeping quiet.
CBS radio says no deal yet (1pm Central.)
Hey Charles stick to your guns. Have that trial. Hahahaha.
>> Have that trial.
Trial or “settle out of court”: either way, the fix is in.
The ‘rats will do nothing more than slap his hand (carefully) so as not to give the wrong impression about their end of the cesspool before November.
The worst thing for the Democrats is if Rangel has to testify.
This 'announcement' means he now he has asked for money, on top of everything else. He is 'rattling their cage' by announcing he 'might be testifying, as in the Jesse Jackson type shakedown.
Gimme some mo' money and I'll retire to another country. Otherwise, you all go down with me.
This is the primary reason dems never get convicted, or prosecuted. They've all got the goods on each other, so they dare not 'probe' into another Dems 'ethics' too close.
Charlie should come out even wealthier after all this.
Can we believe anything he says?
What you wanna bet he resigns and is appointed Ambassador to France?
I pointed this out on another thread - but - the House Ethics Committee cannot jail anyone. The "trial" as it is called, is not a criminal proceeding, but an Congressional administrative disciplinary hearing. The committee can only levy fines on its members and recommend expulsion and/or censure to the larger body, nor can the House - in any form - offer immunity to anyone from criminal prosecution, including any of its members.
If Rangel was in criminal jeopardy before this "deal", he remains in criminal jeopardy after this deal - to include being investigated by a federal grand jury and subject to indictment from that grand jury. Of course, we all know that Eric Holder's DOJ will do no such thing. Rangel isn't the right color to merit a criminal tax evasion investigation.
You go, Rangel. Drag the Dems through the dirt. You’ll still get reelected, but you may flip some Dem seats. This calls for some of my stove top caramel popcorn. Mmmm.
Get out the popcorn.
Charlie’s ego is huge!
Pelosi - OK Charlie here’s the plea deal -
You agree to no trial, and we let you keep your seat.
He wants more money. They haven't offered him enough yet to go away. He's holding out for more.
This is a huge money maker for 'ol Charlie. Either they pay up, or his "trial" buries their campaign message ("Bow down and worship us, and all the free money in the country will be yours").
“Can we believe anything he says?”
IMO, absolutely NOT!
I guess the new term would be to “Rangle” out a deal.
Nice that criminals can make deals and they decide what the deal is. What a corrupt country where TV protects and supports them.
He is holding out for more cash from the messiah’s stash just like many others of “his kind.”
He’ll plead guilty to jaywalking, pay the $20 fine, and Pelosi will see that he gets $750,000 for his campaign fund. Which Rangel will get to keep when he finally retires.
My guess is the filing of charges was a hard high one over the inside corner...brushing him back a tad. Looking over the “charges”, they rise to the level of a censure but the demoncraps do NOT want a trial. Of course, he should be criminally charged for the tax stuff but my guess is turbo tax Tim will interceed in that one...not going to happen.
Behind the scenes, this probably has as much to do with those who see the future of the demoncrap party better in the hands of der leader or an equally inept Clintoon. Last thing they want is a primary challenge similar to 1980. Charlie Tuna has made some nice comments about HC over the recent past and some not so nice comments about the commie in chief. They want him out without a fight so they are telegraphing this point to him: take the deal Charlie Tuna.
Wait for it.....wait for it....
Care to share your recipe for that caramel popcorn?
The sad part is he’ll be re-elected.
NO DEAL! Anything that can bring this closer to November.
in a LANDSLIDE!!!