Rangel Ethics Probe Takes New Turn

July 30, 2008

An attorney for Rep. Charles Rangel said he hopes the House ethics committee doesn’t launch a full investigation into his client.

Rangel attorney Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Clinton, noted that the New York Democrat has been “proactive” in seeking guidance from the committee about whether his activity has broken any ethics rules.

As a result, he said, he’s hopeful the panel will not launch a full probe into whether Rangel misused his office and violated House rules by sending letters under congressional letterhead seeking support for an educational center bearing his name, or by renting four rent-controlled apartments in a luxury apartment building in Harlem.

Read more: (Susan Crabtree, “Ethics Probe of Rep. Rangel Takes New Turn,” The Hill, 7/30/08)