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Rangel's Q&A: 'Not One Scintilla of Evidence'

Monday, August 09, 2010 - 03:56 PM

WNYC

The only thing better than hearing Rep. Charlie Rangel go back and forth with reporters about his ongoing ethics trial is hearing him do it as he refers to himself in the third person.

After appearing with Mayor Bloomberg at the new Willis Avenue Bridge, Rangel stuck to his story that he never personally benefited from anything he allegedly did wrong -- a major requirement necessary in finding him guilty on the more serious of the 13 ethics violations he faces.

Around the 6:00 mark, he says, "You can't find any monetary benefit that comes to Charlie Rangel. Not inferred, not implied, or NOTHING." At the 8:30 mark, he adds, "There's not one scintilla of evidence that supports that Charlie Rangel got a nickel of anything from anybody."

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