Rangel Ethics Committee Lawyer: 'I See No Evidence of Corruption'
There is a silver lining in the cloud that has been hovering over Rep. Charles Rangel. In response to a question from Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Blake Chisam, attorney for the ethics committee, stated, "I see no evidence of corruption." Apparently Rangel is sloppy, not corrupt. Politico.com also reports that Chisam stated, "It's hard to answer the question of personal financial benefit.
"I think the short answer is probably no. Do I believe that based on the record that Congressman Rangel took steps to benefit himself based on his position in Congress? No. I believe that the congressman, quite frankly, was overzealous in many of the things he did. And sloppy in his personal finances." Apparently Rangel needs to tighten up his record keeping and follow procedures to avoid giving the appearance of impropriety. Let's see if the rest of the committee feels this way.
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