July 27th, 2010
07:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Rangel confirms settlement talks with ethics panel

 Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House Ethics Committee.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House Ethics Committee.

Washington (CNN) - Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House Ethics Committee that would avoid a public hearing this week on ethics allegations against him.

"Negotiations are much like the arc of legislative conferences, and that is until everything is agreed upon, there's absolutely nothing agreed upon," Rangel said while leaving the House floor after several votes.

He declined to talk about any details of the negotiations handled by his legal team, saying he was not participating in the talks himself.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. c spurgeon

    Get all the owed taxes with penalties and fines and throw the bum out. and then move on to the next crook.

    July 27, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. jim

    Democrats will do anything to get this story off the front page of the news.

    July 27, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. Willy Brown

    Come on Charles say it, say it; GUILTY!

    July 27, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  4. vwrtb

    Hey dems! If a republican is harassing you just say UNION and they will go running and screaming into the nearest airport bathroom stall! It so amuzeing

    July 27, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. vwrtb

    Hey dems! If a republican is harassing you just say UNION and they will go running and screaming into the nearest airport bathroom stall! It so amusing and it works!

    July 27, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  6. Hugo

    This old shyster SOB will walk away from it all just watch. A Doctor friend of mine had to do a year in Federal prison and pay thousands in IRS penalties for alot less than what this scum sucking pig has done. Career Dems in their finest hour!

    July 27, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  7. J.c.cosgrove

    Please retire. You have had your 15 minutes of fame

    July 27, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    The only just "settlement" is Rangel's resignation.

    July 27, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. wnclke

    dems continue excusing dems so more dems can screw up the govt. The ethics committee has no honesty, and no charactor to let this crook off with a slight slap on the hand with w wet noodle. He is a snake and one of Nancy's guarded ones. This just continues to show the lack of respect for the American People.

    July 27, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  10. Dave

    He settlement talked with the IRS (not everyone has this privilege), he has settled his leadership position give away (to a temporary give away)
    and now he will settle with the ethics committee (which is "the guiltier judging the guilty" since these politicians are all crooks).
    If we do not get to see justice done, we do not believe in it. At the time that one party rules the presidency and the senate, they can do what they want– until election day (day of judgement my friends, and it soon approaching!)
    The democrats tag the republicans "the party of no" but are becoming themselves "the party of evil."

    July 27, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. munchmom

    Chicken....he should be subjected to the same as others who do wrong up there and actually get caught!! Charge him or send him back home!!!

    July 27, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  12. Larry

    Rangel is a great example of why it's time to get rid of incumbents in Washington.

    Rangel has been "hangin' out" in Washington since Nixon was president.

    July 27, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |