Unraveling Rangel


Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, failed to report purchases, sales or his ownership of assets at least 28 times since 1978 on his personal financial disclosure forms. Assets worth between $239,026 and $831,000 appeared and disappeared with no disclosure of when they were acquired, how long they were held, or when they were sold, as House Rules require. Rangel told C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program that the ethics panel would clear him on multiple ethics questions soon. More details at Real Time Investigations.