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Rangel charged with multiple ethics violations

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Rangel charged with multiple ethics violations
A House investigative committee has charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel, the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, with multiple ethics violations.
The charges were announced Thursday. The panel's actions sends the case to a trial on the allegations. A separate ethics panel will decide whether the alleged violations can be proved by clear and convincing evidence.
Rangel told reporters Thursday that he welcomed the opportunity for the charges to be aired in a public forum.
"It may seem a little corny," he said, "but at long last sunshine has pierced through this cloud that has been over my . for over two years."
The Democrat led the tax-writing committee until he stepped aside last March after the ethics committee criticized his conduct in a separate case.




posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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Rangle is one of the most corrupt dirtbags on the hill, right behind (or in front) of Pelosi, Reid, Lieberman, Frank, and Dodd.

He must have pissed someone off to cause the investigation.

Most likely its a witch hunt because he had conflicting interests with some other house agenda.


[edit on 22-7-2010 by mnemeth1]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Unfortunately, he has not been charged with a crime!!

Something is better than nothing in the political circus I suppose. Now, let's add Barney Frank to list of those that should accompany Rangel.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Well it has taken years, and finally the laws are catching up with the people in congress. For far too long the the people in congress and the halls of power have been under the belief that they are above the law. One can hope that they turn around and punish him hard, however the reality will be more likely that Rangle will get off with just a slap on the fine. Every day when a judgement or a decision of the court is brought about, more and more of the people are starting to notice that if you are rich, famous or in a position of authority, you can get away with about anything and have no consequenses, yet the common man gets the max penaltity. I am hoping that this case will be used against the federal government when it is the comman man that comes up before a judge for the exact same charges.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Nope not yet, because until we get a majority congress that is not Democratic.....he probably will never be charged with a crime. I bet Rangle has a list on every single lawmaker in there for this exact reason, so he can manipulate his way out of violations again.

Plus, I can see the .lines now....RACISM Shows up on Capitol Hill: Rangle falsely accused of Ethics Violations.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by sdcigarpig
 


Rangle is one of the most corrupt dirtbags on the hill, right behind (or in front) of Pelosi, Reid, Lieberman, Frank, and Dodd.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by mnemeth1]


Oh he's corrupt...as for the others...partisan BS much?

Here, try this...

CREW - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

15 most corrupt CURRENTLY in congress

•Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
•Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
•Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
•Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
•Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
•Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
•Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
•Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
•Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
•Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
•Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
•Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
•Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
•Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
•Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
www.crewsmostcorrupt.org...

CREW's Crooked Candidates 2010

•Roy Blunt (R) U.S. Senate, MO
•Charlie Crist (I) U.S. Senate, FL
•Jeff Denham (R) U.S. House, CA
•Alvin Greene (D) U.S. Senate, SC
•Timothy Griffin (R) U.S. House, AR
•J.D. Hayworth (R) U.S. Senate, AZ
•Ed Martin (R) U.S. House, MO
•Kendrick Meek (D) U.S. Senate, FL
•Dino Rossi (R) U.S. Senate, WA
•Marco Rubio (R) U.S. Senate, FL
•Allen West (R) U.S. House, FL

www.citizensforethics.org...



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by maybereal11

Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by sdcigarpig
 


Rangle is one of the most corrupt dirtbags on the hill, right behind (or in front) of Pelosi, Reid, Lieberman, Frank, and Dodd.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by mnemeth1]


Oh he's corrupt...as for the others...partisan BS much?

Here, try this...

CREW - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington



Melanie Sloan


Melanie Sloan (born 16 December 1965) is the Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit government watchdog group.

Ms. Sloan served as Minority Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, working on criminal justice issues for then-Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) . Ms. Sloan also served as Counsel for the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by then-Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY) .

In 1993, Ms. Sloan served as Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph Biden (D-DE) .


Seeing as these mentinoned few didn't make this "CREWS" list. Lets see what they are involved in or have been involved with?

John Conyers:


Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) – According to complaints released by the House Ethics Committee recently, aides to Representative John Conyers (D-MI) alleged their former boss repeatedly violated House ethics rules, forcing them to serve as his personal servants, valets, and as campaign staff while on the government payroll.


And lets not forget about John and his wife scoring hard cash for public contracts, but his wife took the fall for that one.

Source

Charles "Chucky" Schumer


Sen. Charles Schumer (D), the de facto leader of New York’s Democratic Party, is throwing his support behind embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.).



Three years ago, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leaned on hedge funds to lobby more. The funds soon hired his banking staffer as a lobbyist. She began raising money for Schumer. Now he's championing financial regulation that would benefit these hedge funds. "Racket" might be the right word here.


If crooked thug boss Chucky Schumer didn't show support for Rangle, guess what Rangle would have done. Unleashed a hail of documents proving the type of corruption Chucky has been involved in, I mean why else would you support someone who time and time again has been shown to be one of the most corrupt person in politics altogether.

Source

Source

And for VP Biden, he has his own troubles with showing favoritism towards his sons clients and fraudulent campaign donations, which I believe he recently got a puny fine for.

But its funny that this so called Citizen justice fails to hold the above mentioned accountable and in their list, ah maybe because their executive director plays favorites.

Trying to prove others are Partisan = Fail




[edit on 22-7-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Be it as it may, the point being he was caught, and now has resigned, to avoid getting out of being punished by congress. It may not be much, but it is a start. As it shows some hope that the system is working. Congress and all in the federal government can not afford to have any more scandles at this time frame, knowing that any more, the question of if they will be able to have an effective government to get stuff done, is going to be more and more difficult. As things continue on, and the system proceeds, one can hope that this is a start where those in the halls of power are realizing that they are not above the law, that there is not 2 seperate laws for the rich and powerful and the common man, and that doing wrong will ultimately be brought to be accountable for their actions, if not at the voting polls, then infront of their peers.
The real shame of it all, is that the people in the federal government, those in the public spot light need to remain above reproach. Lieing, committing fraud and cheating their fellow citizens is not an example for anyone to follow.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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What I provided was a list of the WORST of the WORST in Congress.

As far as Conyers using his staff to run errands...it doesn't qualify and regardless...CREW still wrote about it and Melanie Sloan complained all he recieved was a "Slap on the wrist"
See here: www.citizensforethics.org...

You cited Judicial Watch?...geez...scratch the surface of that org if you are looking for political bias...wow.

Crew takes it to both parties without bias.

[edit on 22-7-2010 by maybereal11]



posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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I guess that means we don't have to worry about him coming up with a new draft bill every year.


Pretty sure with his charges no one in their right mind would vote for any bill he drafted... oh wait, this is OUR government.



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