Rangel Keeps Mum Amid Disclosure Controversy

August 28, 2009

Embattled Congressman Charles Rangel has more ethics problems tonight. There’s millions of dollars in outside income and business transactions he apparently forgot to report on his financial disclosure forms.

Rangel, though, is hanging tough.

It may just be that Rangel is angling to use the “I just plumb forgot” defense. How else to explain how the 79-year-old Congressional powerhouse failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House. They’re lapses that are now under investigation by the Ethics Committee.

Read more: (Marcia Kramer, “Rangel Keeps Mum Amid Disclosure Controversy,” WCBS-TV, 8/28/09)