Below is the tape of former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, dean of the New York House delegation, reacting to the reports that charges are to be brought against him by a Congressional panel. They include, per the AP:
- Rangel's use of official stationery to raise money for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York.
- His use of four rent-subsidized apartment units in New York City. The city's rent stabilization program is supposed to apply to one's primary residence. One had been used as a campaign office, raising a separate question of whether the rent break was an improper gift.
- Rangel's failure to report income as required on his annual financial disclosure forms. The committee had investigated his failure to report income from the lawmaker's rental unit at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic.
- Rangel also belatedly disclosed hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment assets.
Meanwhile, the fallout includes:
-- David Malpass, would-be GOP opponent of Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, former House member,