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Rangel says no plea deal yet to ethics charges
AP via Chron ^ | 07/29/2010 | LARRY MARGASAK and LAURIE KELLMAN

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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New York
KEYWORDS: barackbawled; barter; congress; cunningham; draintheswamp; emanuel; ethics; house; immunity; michelle; mills; obama; pardonmoi; pelosi; rangel; reid; rostenkowski; schumer; thelawisanass; traficant; whyobeyanylaws; whypayanytaxes
This was posted at 12:42 eastern. Who knows what to believe, but a deal seems likely, despite Rangel's denial.
1 posted on 07/29/2010 11:03:46 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Wonder what sort of promotion he’ll get, in exchange for keeping quiet.


2 posted on 07/29/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: OldDeckHand

CBS radio says no deal yet (1pm Central.)


3 posted on 07/29/2010 11:06:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: OldDeckHand

Hey Charles stick to your guns. Have that trial. Hahahaha.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 11:07:01 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

>> 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.


5 posted on 07/29/2010 11:11:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: OldDeckHand
The deal was no trial, no jail, charges to be dropped eventually.

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.

6 posted on 07/29/2010 11:14:18 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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7 posted on 07/29/2010 11:15:11 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When all else fails one must, "Release the Kraken!")
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To: OldDeckHand

Charlie should come out even wealthier after all this.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 11:19:48 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Can we believe anything he says?


9 posted on 07/29/2010 11:20:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Don't get married. Find a woman you hate and buy her a house. It's a lot easier on you.)
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To: OldDeckHand

What you wanna bet he resigns and is appointed Ambassador to France?


10 posted on 07/29/2010 11:21:01 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: UCANSEE2
"The deal was no trial, no jail, charges to be dropped eventually. "

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.

11 posted on 07/29/2010 11:21:43 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Let's get ready to Rangel!!


12 posted on 07/29/2010 11:23:41 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


13 posted on 07/29/2010 11:28:27 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: OldDeckHand

Get out the popcorn.

Charlie’s ego is huge!


14 posted on 07/29/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Pelosi - OK Charlie here’s the plea deal -

You agree to no trial, and we let you keep your seat.


15 posted on 07/29/2010 11:37:48 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: OldDeckHand
Rep. Charles Rangel said Thursday there's no deal yet

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").

16 posted on 07/29/2010 11:40:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: b4its2late

“Can we believe anything he says?”

IMO, absolutely NOT!


17 posted on 07/29/2010 11:43:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

I guess the new term would be to “Rangle” out a deal.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 11:53:03 AM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Nice that criminals can make deals and they decide what the deal is. What a corrupt country where TV protects and supports them.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 11:54:11 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: OldDeckHand

He is holding out for more cash from the messiah’s stash just like many others of “his kind.”


20 posted on 07/29/2010 12:30:00 PM PDT by soycd
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To: crosshairs

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.


21 posted on 07/29/2010 12:35:01 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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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.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 1:10:37 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: OldDeckHand

Wait for it.....wait for it....


23 posted on 07/29/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT by topfile
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To: sportutegrl

Care to share your recipe for that caramel popcorn?


24 posted on 07/29/2010 2:04:55 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: OldDeckHand

The sad part is he’ll be re-elected.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 2:12:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Parley Baer

NO DEAL! Anything that can bring this closer to November.


26 posted on 07/29/2010 3:36:29 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: OldDeckHand

27 posted on 07/29/2010 4:49:31 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Tzimisce

in a LANDSLIDE!!!


28 posted on 07/29/2010 5:24:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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