November 14, 2010
CHANGE: Rangel In Hot Water Over Tapping His PAC For Cash. “Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense. Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules.” Luckily for him, the ethics trial is taking place while Dems have a lame-duck majority. Unless, you know, this revelation causes things to be put off for further investigation.