Mattera v. Rangel Headed For Trial
Amid news that Rangel couldn't negotiate a deal and the matter is now in the trial phase:
The deal between the lawyers will have little meaning if the committee members don't approve it, and Republicans said at the proceeding they were insisting on going forward with a trial. The panel is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.
"Mr. Rangel was given multiple opportunities to settle this matter. Instead, he chose to move forward to the public trial phase," said Rep. Jo Bonner of Alabama, the senior Republican on the ethics panel
Chairman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., has made clear that she wants the committee to be unanimous — leaving little chance for agreement without Rangel capitulating on virtually all counts.
… seems a good time to re-visit this clip from Jason Mattera's highlight reel. Jason is an editor with Human Events, now. Sorry, Charlie, looks like it was our "Goddamned business." You are headed to trial in the People's House, after all. Heh!