Rangel lawyers react

Politico reports that Rep. Rangel’s lawyers have responded to the House Ethics Committee’s release of a report involving Caribbean trips.

The Standards Committee report holds “Congressman Rangel accountable under the rules for errors by his staff, even though it acknowledges that he did not know of those errors,” said Leslie Kiernan and Jason Knott of the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder. “The committee’s conclusion is wrong on the facts and unsupported by the law.”

Kiernan and Knott also complained that Rangel did not have adequate time to respond to the committee’s lengthy report on its investigation.

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