Democrat Crook Charlie Rangel Walks Out Of Ethics Trial

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    Nov 15, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    Not a good day for poor Charlie the Cheat... icon_lol.gif

    Complaining bitterly that he was denied the right to have an attorney present, an emotional Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) walked out of his highly publicized public ethics trial Monday morning, an unexpected twist in the ethics inquiry has tarnished Rangel’s four-decade congressional career.

    The ethics panel, after an unexpected 40-minute private session, rejected Rangel’s request to delay the trial and went ahead anyway. The witness chair where Rangel was supposed to sit was empty, a dramatic sign of Rangel’s refusal to participate.

    Of course, he hasn't been denied the right to have an attorney present... he just doesn't want to pay for an attorney out of his own pocket!

    Lofgren noted that Rangel "asked for formal advice from the committee [on covering his legal bills] in Sept. 2008, in March of 2009, in October of 2010 and again in November of 2010, and received informal advice on that in August."

    Lofgren added: "Each time, the committee responded and provided Mr. Rangel with formal guidance on how he could pay his legal fees in this matter."

    She also noted that Rangel could have paid legal bills out of his own pocket.

  • conservativej...

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    Nov 15, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    This is hilarious to me. Just think of it: a lame duck party holding an ethics trial against one of their own.

    One thing is for certain, come January this trial will move very quickly. I suspect it will now also. Lord knows the Democrats don't want Republicans to hold Mr. Rangel's trial having subpoena authority.