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Congress / Rangel Ethics Trial / A Discussion #979816

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The ethics charges against Representative Charles Rangel after a two-year investigation reviewed. [Several times, RANGEL - speaks about the allegations against him.] [Today, RANGEL - says he needs time to get counsel and is being denied his rights.] The issue of a "legal defense fund" for Rangel outlined. [Chief counsel Blake CHISHOLM††- comments on the Rangel case.] Rangel shown leaving the trial hearings with attorney Abbie Lowell.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Melanie Sloan, CNN's Roland Martin and Erick Erickson about the Rangel ethics trial. [SLOAN - raises questions about Lowell's presence at the hearings; states Rangel cannot have a pro bono lawyer; outlines what the committee might find about violations by Rangel.] [MARTIN - says Rangel had time to set up a legal defense fund, paid for his defense out of campaign funds and what became of his legal team.] [ERICKSON - says the lawyers cannot just quit as Rangel claims.]

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