Can Charlie Rangel please stop committing new ethics and financial transgressions so the House Ethics panel can finish all the old investigations first?!
Word is just breaking on the Hill that the House ethics committee has once again expanded its probe into his corruptocracy:
A House committee voted unanimously Thursday to expand its investigation into New York’s Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, CBS 2 has learned.
Congressman Rangel’s sudden recollection this summer of at least $500,000 in cash assets and tens of thousands of dollars of investment income has gotten him into more hot water.
The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued a statement on Thursday that is now going to investigate his apparent lapses in memory as part of a probe that has already lasted 16 months.
In its statement, the committee wrote:
“The investigative subcommittee has collaborated in a bipartisan manner in the performance of its duties and obligations. To that end, the investigative subcommittee to date has: authorized the issuance of close to 150 subpoenas; interviewed approximately 34 witnesses resulting in over 2,100 pages of transcripts; reviewed and analyzed over 12,000 pages of documents; and held over 30 investigative subcommittee meetings.”
The House ethics committee said today that it’s expanding its investigation of Rep. Charlie Rangel’s finances.
The announcement came a day after a Republican effort to oust him as Ways and Means Committee chairman failed. A resolution aimed at unseating him was instead sent to the ethics committee by the full House.
Among other things, [the] ethics committee already is looking into questions over Rangel’s use of a rent-stabilized apartment and taxes related to a vacation home in the Dominican Republic.
Now, it has added Rangel’s restatements to his financial disclosure forms, which The Post first reported. He had to include assets that he previously failed to make public.
Wonder if Rangel is going to trot out his “Why don’t you mind your goddamned business?” retort on his colleagues…blog comments powered by Disqus
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