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More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Friday, 30 Jul 2010 07:31 PM Article Font Size


Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late
Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges
against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined
the public's confidence in Congress.

The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling
with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in
their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced
ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the
rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.

For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of
the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the
Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.

"He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep.
Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no
criminality here."

House rules and credibility - not criminality - were the reasons cited by
more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's
resignation by late afternoon Friday.

A House panel on Thursday made public for the first time 13 charges of
misusing his office and tax and disclosure violations against Rangel, 80, as
it opened the trial phase of the ethics proceedings against him. If Rangel
and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial
this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the
House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are
on the line.

Either conditionally or outright, Democrats calling for Rangel's resignation
included Rep. Walter Minnick of Idaho, Betty Sutton of Ohio, John Yarmuth of
Kentucky, Zack Space of Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Mary Jo Kilroy
of Ohio.

"Too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have fallen victim to
the idea that they are 'different' than regular folks and nothing could be
further from the truth," Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

"It is our job as members of Congress to hold each other accountable to a
higher standard regardless of party," she added. "If the serious charges
against (Rangel) are accurate, he needs to resign."

Rangel denies the charges and says the indictment released Thursday contains
factual errors.

"We've heard Charlie in the Ways and Means Committee, and he's addressed
these charges. He never denied they happened. He always has an explanation.
You can excuse one or two, but not 13," Yarmuth told the Louisville
Courier-Journal in an interview published Friday. "I don't see how he can
stay if they're true. I believe they are."

Back home in Rangel's Harlem district, he remains revered and could well win
reelection if his political career survives the ethics probe. One
constituent said Friday she had mixed feelings after reading news accounts
of the allegations against him.

"I don't think he is 100 percent honest, but he's no worse than other
politicians," said Charynda Morez, a college student, who was buying
groceries at a deli.

She said that she didn't know how he should be punished, but that Rangel
should resign anyway. Rangel has four apartments "when there are people who
don't have a home," she said, citing allegations that Rangel lived in four
combined rent-stabilized apartments instead of one, in violation of New York
City law.

Democratic leaders are urging their members to cast the election as one
about a choice between their party, which under President Barack Obama has
overhauled health care and Wall Street, and a GOP-tea party combination that
wants to roll back Democratic accomplishments.

House Republicans relished using Rangel to change the subject - especially
if he does not reach a settlement with the ethics committee. A public trial
equates to a free media presentation of the misdeeds of one of the most
senior Democrats in the House.

The House Republicans' campaign arm released a list of Democrats who have
not returned campaign contributions they received from Rangel during their
careers and said those lawmakers would face questions about the matter from
constituents during the August break.

"It's very difficult for Democrats to make the case that this is a 'choice'
election when the national headlines are focused around an ethics scandal
that has clearly impacted the party in power," said Ken Spain, spokesman for
the National Republican Campaign Committee.

Rangel retained many supporters Friday. The New York delegation and the
Congressional Black Caucus, which was co-founded by Rangel, urged their
colleagues not to rush to judgment. House leaders eager to avoid alienating
black voters remained mum on what Rangel should do.

Some Democrats privately said they took a small measure of comfort in one
revelation. Rep. Gene Green, the Texas Democrat who led the four-member
bipartisan panel of investigators, told reporters that his committee
recommended a relatively mild punishment for Rangel - reprimand, a statement
of wrongdoing voted by the whole House that carries no other penalty.

But statements continued to trickle out that left no doubt that at some
point, Democrats would have to look out for No. 1 - themselves.

"If at the trial's conclusion Mr. Rangel is found guilty by his peers, then
he should incur the full punishment allowed by the House, including removal
from office," said Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala.

--

Associated Press writers Larry Margasak and Ben Evans contributed to this
report.


© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Friday, 30 Jul 2010 07:31 PM Article Font Size


Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late
Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges
against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined
the public's confidence in Congress.

The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling
with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in
their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced
ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the
rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.

For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of
the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the
Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.

"He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep.
Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no
criminality here."

House rules and credibility - not criminality - were the reasons cited by
more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's
resignation by late afternoon Friday.

A House panel on Thursday made public for the first time 13 charges of
misusing his office and tax and disclosure violations against Rangel, 80, as
it opened the trial phase of the ethics proceedings against him. If Rangel
and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial
this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the
House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are
on the line.

Either conditionally or outright, Democrats calling for Rangel's resignation
included Rep. Walter Minnick of Idaho, Betty Sutton of Ohio, John Yarmuth of
Kentucky, Zack Space of Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Mary Jo Kilroy
of Ohio.

"Too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have fallen victim to
the idea that they are 'different' than regular folks and nothing could be
further from the truth," Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

"It is our job as members of Congress to hold each other accountable to a
higher standard regardless of party," she added. "If the serious charges
against (Rangel) are accurate, he needs to resign."

Rangel denies the charges and says the indictment released Thursday contains
factual errors.

"We've heard Charlie in the Ways and Means Committee, and he's addressed
these charges. He never denied they happened. He always has an explanation.
You can excuse one or two, but not 13," Yarmuth told the Louisville
Courier-Journal in an interview published Friday. "I don't see how he can
stay if they're true. I believe they are."

Back home in Rangel's Harlem district, he remains revered and could well win
reelection if his political career survives the ethics probe. One
constituent said Friday she had mixed feelings after reading news accounts
of the allegations against him.

"I don't think he is 100 percent honest, but he's no worse than other
politicians," said Charynda Morez, a college student, who was buying
groceries at a deli.

She said that she didn't know how he should be punished, but that Rangel
should resign anyway. Rangel has four apartments "when there are people who
don't have a home," she said, citing allegations that Rangel lived in four
combined rent-stabilized apartments instead of one, in violation of New York
City law.

Democratic leaders are urging their members to cast the election as one
about a choice between their party, which under President Barack Obama has
overhauled health care and Wall Street, and a GOP-tea party combination that
wants to roll back Democratic accomplishments.

House Republicans relished using Rangel to change the subject - especially
if he does not reach a settlement with the ethics committee. A public trial
equates to a free media presentation of the misdeeds of one of the most
senior Democrats in the House.

The House Republicans' campaign arm released a list of Democrats who have
not returned campaign contributions they received from Rangel during their
careers and said those lawmakers would face questions about the matter from
constituents during the August break.

"It's very difficult for Democrats to make the case that this is a 'choice'
election when the national headlines are focused around an ethics scandal
that has clearly impacted the party in power," said Ken Spain, spokesman for
the National Republican Campaign Committee.

Rangel retained many supporters Friday. The New York delegation and the
Congressional Black Caucus, which was co-founded by Rangel, urged their
colleagues not to rush to judgment. House leaders eager to avoid alienating
black voters remained mum on what Rangel should do.

Some Democrats privately said they took a small measure of comfort in one
revelation. Rep. Gene Green, the Texas Democrat who led the four-member
bipartisan panel of investigators, told reporters that his committee
recommended a relatively mild punishment for Rangel - reprimand, a statement
of wrongdoing voted by the whole House that carries no other penalty.

But statements continued to trickle out that left no doubt that at some
point, Democrats would have to look out for No. 1 - themselves.

"If at the trial's conclusion Mr. Rangel is found guilty by his peers, then
he should incur the full punishment allowed by the House, including removal
from office," said Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala.

--

Associated Press writers Larry Margasak and Ben Evans contributed to this
report.


© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Friday, 30 Jul 2010 07:31 PM Article Font Size


Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late
Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges
against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined
the public's confidence in Congress.

The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling
with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in
their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced
ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the
rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.

For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of
the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the
Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.

"He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep.
Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no
criminality here."

House rules and credibility - not criminality - were the reasons cited by
more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's
resignation by late afternoon Friday.

A House panel on Thursday made public for the first time 13 charges of
misusing his office and tax and disclosure violations against Rangel, 80, as
it opened the trial phase of the ethics proceedings against him. If Rangel
and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial
this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the
House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are
on the line.

Either conditionally or outright, Democrats calling for Rangel's resignation
included Rep. Walter Minnick of Idaho, Betty Sutton of Ohio, John Yarmuth of
Kentucky, Zack Space of Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Mary Jo Kilroy
of Ohio.

"Too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have fallen victim to
the idea that they are 'different' than regular folks and nothing could be
further from the truth," Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

"It is our job as members of Congress to hold each other accountable to a
higher standard regardless of party," she added. "If the serious charges
against (Rangel) are accurate, he needs to resign."

Rangel denies the charges and says the indictment released Thursday contains
factual errors.

"We've heard Charlie in the Ways and Means Committee, and he's addressed
these charges. He never denied they happened. He always has an explanation.
You can excuse one or two, but not 13," Yarmuth told the Louisville
Courier-Journal in an interview published Friday. "I don't see how he can
stay if they're true. I believe they are."

Back home in Rangel's Harlem district, he remains revered and could well win
reelection if his political career survives the ethics probe. One
constituent said Friday she had mixed feelings after reading news accounts
of the allegations against him.

"I don't think he is 100 percent honest, but he's no worse than other
politicians," said Charynda Morez, a college student, who was buying
groceries at a deli.

She said that she didn't know how he should be punished, but that Rangel
should resign anyway. Rangel has four apartments "when there are people who
don't have a home," she said, citing allegations that Rangel lived in four
combined rent-stabilized apartments instead of one, in violation of New York
City law.

Democratic leaders are urging their members to cast the election as one
about a choice between their party, which under President Barack Obama has
overhauled health care and Wall Street, and a GOP-tea party combination that
wants to roll back Democratic accomplishments.

House Republicans relished using Rangel to change the subject - especially
if he does not reach a settlement with the ethics committee. A public trial
equates to a free media presentation of the misdeeds of one of the most
senior Democrats in the House.

The House Republicans' campaign arm released a list of Democrats who have
not returned campaign contributions they received from Rangel during their
careers and said those lawmakers would face questions about the matter from
constituents during the August break.

"It's very difficult for Democrats to make the case that this is a 'choice'
election when the national headlines are focused around an ethics scandal
that has clearly impacted the party in power," said Ken Spain, spokesman for
the National Republican Campaign Committee.

Rangel retained many supporters Friday. The New York delegation and the
Congressional Black Caucus, which was co-founded by Rangel, urged their
colleagues not to rush to judgment. House leaders eager to avoid alienating
black voters remained mum on what Rangel should do.

Some Democrats privately said they took a small measure of comfort in one
revelation. Rep. Gene Green, the Texas Democrat who led the four-member
bipartisan panel of investigators, told reporters that his committee
recommended a relatively mild punishment for Rangel - reprimand, a statement
of wrongdoing voted by the whole House that carries no other penalty.

But statements continued to trickle out that left no doubt that at some
point, Democrats would have to look out for No. 1 - themselves.

"If at the trial's conclusion Mr. Rangel is found guilty by his peers, then
he should incur the full punishment allowed by the House, including removal
from office," said Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala.

--

Associated Press writers Larry Margasak and Ben Evans contributed to this
report.


© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Holding them responsible and saying they should resign when misdeeds are
done is now wrong?
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More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Friday, 30 Jul 2010 07:31 PM Article Font Size


Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late
Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges
against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined
the public's confidence in Congress.

The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling
with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in
their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced
ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the
rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.

For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of
the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the
Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.

"He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep.
Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no
criminality here."

House rules and credibility - not criminality - were the reasons cited by
more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's
resignation by late afternoon Friday.

A House panel on Thursday made public for the first time 13 charges of
misusing his office and tax and disclosure violations against Rangel, 80, as
it opened the trial phase of the ethics proceedings against him. If Rangel
and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial
this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the
House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are
on the line.

Either conditionally or outright, Democrats calling for Rangel's resignation
included Rep. Walter Minnick of Idaho, Betty Sutton of Ohio, John Yarmuth of
Kentucky, Zack Space of Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Mary Jo Kilroy
of Ohio.

"Too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have fallen victim to
the idea that they are 'different' than regular folks and nothing could be
further from the truth," Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

"It is our job as members of Congress to hold each other accountable to a
higher standard regardless of party," she added. "If the serious charges
against (Rangel) are accurate, he needs to resign."

Rangel denies the charges and says the indictment released Thursday contains
factual errors.

"We've heard Charlie in the Ways and Means Committee, and he's addressed
these charges. He never denied they happened. He always has an explanation.
You can excuse one or two, but not 13," Yarmuth told the Louisville
Courier-Journal in an interview published Friday. "I don't see how he can
stay if they're true. I believe they are."

Back home in Rangel's Harlem district, he remains revered and could well win
reelection if his political career survives the ethics probe. One
constituent said Friday she had mixed feelings after reading news accounts
of the allegations against him.

"I don't think he is 100 percent honest, but he's no worse than other
politicians," said Charynda Morez, a college student, who was buying
groceries at a deli.

She said that she didn't know how he should be punished, but that Rangel
should resign anyway. Rangel has four apartments "when there are people who
don't have a home," she said, citing allegations that Rangel lived in four
combined rent-stabilized apartments instead of one, in violation of New York
City law.

Democratic leaders are urging their members to cast the election as one
about a choice between their party, which under President Barack Obama has
overhauled health care and Wall Street, and a GOP-tea party combination that
wants to roll back Democratic accomplishments.

House Republicans relished using Rangel to change the subject - especially
if he does not reach a settlement with the ethics committee. A public trial
equates to a free media presentation of the misdeeds of one of the most
senior Democrats in the House.

The House Republicans' campaign arm released a list of Democrats who have
not returned campaign contributions they received from Rangel during their
careers and said those lawmakers would face questions about the matter from
constituents during the August break.

"It's very difficult for Democrats to make the case that this is a 'choice'
election when the national headlines are focused around an ethics scandal
that has clearly impacted the party in power," said Ken Spain, spokesman for
the National Republican Campaign Committee.

Rangel retained many supporters Friday. The New York delegation and the
Congressional Black Caucus, which was co-founded by Rangel, urged their
colleagues not to rush to judgment. House leaders eager to avoid alienating
black voters remained mum on what Rangel should do.

Some Democrats privately said they took a small measure of comfort in one
revelation. Rep. Gene Green, the Texas Democrat who led the four-member
bipartisan panel of investigators, told reporters that his committee
recommended a relatively mild punishment for Rangel - reprimand, a statement
of wrongdoing voted by the whole House that carries no other penalty.

But statements continued to trickle out that left no doubt that at some
point, Democrats would have to look out for No. 1 - themselves.

"If at the trial's conclusion Mr. Rangel is found guilty by his peers, then
he should incur the full punishment allowed by the House, including removal
from office," said Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala.

--

Associated Press writers Larry Margasak and Ben Evans contributed to this
report.


© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Alfred Stomacker
2010-08-01 13:23:44 UTC
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Post by ObamaTard
More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs but you provide nothing
but wild assumptions and lies.
amazing that you call everything lies unless it is with positive proof
.
But as usual your kind is wrong . More dems have called for his self
ousting . 9 to be exact so far.
just one article :
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703314904575399722433698994.html
Alfred Stomacker
2010-08-01 13:15:32 UTC
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More Democrats Say Rep. Rangel Should Resign
Friday, 30 Jul 2010 07:31 PM Article Font Size
Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late
Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges
against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined
the public's confidence in Congress.
The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling
with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in
their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced
ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the
rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.
For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of
the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the
Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.
"He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep.
Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no
criminality here."
House rules and credibility - not criminality - were the reasons cited by
more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's
resignation by late afternoon Friday.
A House panel on Thursday made public for the first time 13 charges of
misusing his office and tax and disclosure violations against Rangel, 80, as
it opened the trial phase of the ethics proceedings against him. If Rangel
and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial
this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the
House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are
on the line.
Either conditionally or outright, Democrats calling for Rangel's resignation
included Rep. Walter Minnick of Idaho, Betty Sutton of Ohio, John Yarmuth of
Kentucky, Zack Space of Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Mary Jo Kilroy
of Ohio.
"Too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have fallen victim to
the idea that they are 'different' than regular folks and nothing could be
further from the truth," Kirkpatrick said in a statement.
"It is our job as members of Congress to hold each other accountable to a
higher standard regardless of party," she added. "If the serious charges
against (Rangel) are accurate, he needs to resign."
Rangel denies the charges and says the indictment released Thursday contains
factual errors.
"We've heard Charlie in the Ways and Means Committee, and he's addressed
these charges. He never denied they happened. He always has an explanation.
You can excuse one or two, but not 13," Yarmuth told the Louisville
Courier-Journal in an interview published Friday. "I don't see how he can
stay if they're true. I believe they are."
Back home in Rangel's Harlem district, he remains revered and could well win
reelection if his political career survives the ethics probe. One
constituent said Friday she had mixed feelings after reading news accounts
of the allegations against him.
"I don't think he is 100 percent honest, but he's no worse than other
politicians," said Charynda Morez, a college student, who was buying
groceries at a deli.
She said that she didn't know how he should be punished, but that Rangel
should resign anyway. Rangel has four apartments "when there are people who
don't have a home," she said, citing allegations that Rangel lived in four
combined rent-stabilized apartments instead of one, in violation of New York
City law.
Democratic leaders are urging their members to cast the election as one
about a choice between their party, which under President Barack Obama has
overhauled health care and Wall Street, and a GOP-tea party combination that
wants to roll back Democratic accomplishments.
House Republicans relished using Rangel to change the subject - especially
if he does not reach a settlement with the ethics committee. A public trial
equates to a free media presentation of the misdeeds of one of the most
senior Democrats in the House.
The House Republicans' campaign arm released a list of Democrats who have
not returned campaign contributions they received from Rangel during their
careers and said those lawmakers would face questions about the matter from
constituents during the August break.
"It's very difficult for Democrats to make the case that this is a 'choice'
election when the national headlines are focused around an ethics scandal
that has clearly impacted the party in power," said Ken Spain, spokesman for
the National Republican Campaign Committee.
Rangel retained many supporters Friday. The New York delegation and the
Congressional Black Caucus, which was co-founded by Rangel, urged their
colleagues not to rush to judgment. House leaders eager to avoid alienating
black voters remained mum on what Rangel should do.
Some Democrats privately said they took a small measure of comfort in one
revelation. Rep. Gene Green, the Texas Democrat who led the four-member
bipartisan panel of investigators, told reporters that his committee
recommended a relatively mild punishment for Rangel - reprimand, a statement
of wrongdoing voted by the whole House that carries no other penalty.
But statements continued to trickle out that left no doubt that at some
point, Democrats would have to look out for No. 1 - themselves.
"If at the trial's conclusion Mr. Rangel is found guilty by his peers, then
he should incur the full punishment allowed by the House, including removal
from office," said Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala.
more BS . they will of coarse find that he did nothing wrong . Usual
Democriminal action in the ethics committee .
Even if they did find he violated ethics rules what the hell are they
going to do to him ? Nothing . if one of us did what he did we would
be in federal court and on our way to a very lengthy prison term . He
would only be removed from his job .
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