WASHINGTON (CNN) - The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday it is expanding its investigation into Rep. Charles Rangel.
In a statement the committee said, “…the investigative subcommittee shall have the additional jurisdiction to determine if Representative Rangel violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other standard of conduct….with respect to contributions of money or pledges of contributions of money to the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York from any person or entity associate with Nabors Industries.”
Recent press reports have raised questions into Rangel’s support of a tax break for Nabors Industries, a company which donated money to the City College academic center building bearing his name.
Rangel is already under investigation for using official letterhead to solicit funds for that same building, along with using a rent controlled apartment in New York for his political committee and for failing to pay taxes on a resort home the congressman owns in the Dominican Republic.
A congressional source tells CNN the expanded investigation does not include the matter of Rangel steering $80,000 to his son to design his campaign Web site.
Rangel told reporters Tuesday that in light of the allegations of ethical violations he still does not intend to step down from his chairmanship of a key tax writing committee.
Here we go ANOTHER DIRTY POLITICIAN!!!
We are surrounded by dishonest politicians who just keep BUYING their way into office.
Come 2010 we should get rid of every politician in office and start all over.......after all what do we have to lose.
Rangel – Chicago – Rod Blagojevich – Obama – Sezko – Corruption – Lies….it is the Audacity of Hoax
That's one for you,80,000.for me.Seems fair.........
Come on CNN, you don't want to mislead your bloggers into thinking Rengel is a Republican. Your article should read Democratic Representative Charles Rengel. Another one biting the dust!
i am a democrat who thinks that if he is found guilty than TOSS HIM OUT !!!! do not fall into the same trap of arrogance that the gop did,,I am so tired of elected officials getting caught with their hand out then keeping their seat,,,,NO MORE !!!!
Pelosi and Dem. House Leadership: " Oh crap, the news is out on Charlie. Let's all jump in and throw him under the bus so all of our own cronyism and corruption isn't exposed and we taint our golden boy President-reject's polticially fabricated good name."
Why do people keep electing these sleezy people? If we were that crooked, we'd be in jail.
God, I hate New York politicians...they do remind me of their teams that's for sure, LOL!
WOW! I am seeing change already! Looks like someone is trying to clean out all the crooked democrats before Obama gets into office. Who's next...Barney Frank, Pelosi, Reed, Dodd?
Looks like the Committee will be ordering a bigger rug . . .
Good. This guy is one of the worse politicians there is. Will do anything for anybody, as long as they can help him out generously.
This guy's ugly face makes me sick. They need to throw him and that Ill. governor, and all these corrupt disgusting political POS underneath the jail!
"House Ethics" Can you say oxymoron?
Transport CNN... When the price of goods change..... Gas prices is just another illusion
Just so there is no confusion, Rangel is a Democrat. It is interesting that some people mistakenly thought Illinois Governor Blagojevich was a Republican. Corruption knows no political party.
Rangel should step down from his position as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. This is one of the most important committees in the House and a man under an ethics investigation should not be calling the shots.
You know, if I were a betting person, I'd be willing to bet that there will be a lot more ethics investigations in the near future. I think that the American people spoke pretty loudly on November 4th, and that there are some people in the House and Senate who should do some serious soul-searching about their motives and activities. Because I think the American people have hit a critical point in tolerance for this kind of crap...
Rangel NEEDS TO GO!
The Governor of Illinois NEEDS TO GO!
Every Dirty Politician in Illinois and Congress NEEDS TO GO!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
If Obama is connected to this then HE NEEDS TO GO AS WELL
It's time Americans take back our Nation and insist that the politicians serve the best interests of this nation .....not their own dirty pockets!
the corruption in the Democratic party is beyond belief–and is never fully investigated by Media–they simply look the other way.
How ironic that he's head of the tax writing committee and failed to pay his taxes on his vacation home. Hopefully, this and other unethical politicians will bite the dust along with the Illinois governor and the senator from Alaska.
I'm a democrat who voted Obama. I'm sorry, but they should toss this guy. He's a total bonehead. Let's clean up Washington.
WHEN WILL THIS STOP!
Here's a thought: NO MORE CAREER POLITICIANS!!!!!!!!!
I don't care if they're on the right or the left. Career politicians = corruption.
Honey, stay put in the office, dont resign. You havent stole a trillion dollar yet.
I know. Across the nation, we need to establish term-limits to all our politicians. I truly believe that most of them are good men.
Didn't take long for the Democrats to completely screw things up, did it?
First the governor of Illlinois, now this.
Hmmm..... time for a 3rd party?