After the NY Times reported Rep. Charles Rangel helped preserve a tax loophole for an oil executive who donated $1 million to a school named after Rangel, Republicans are asking for a House Ethics Committee investigation. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) said, "Charlie Rangel needs to resign as Ways and Means Committee chairman," and nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said, "Representative Rangel’s ethics problems continue to mount, yet the ethics committee and the Democratic leadership remain silent." Rangel denied securing the tax break in return for the donation, but it seems his legal bills are likely to pile up. Speaking of, the Daily News reports that he fired his old lawyer, Clinton friend Lanny Davis because Davis's bills were really high!
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