Rep. Charles Rangel appears to be reversing statements he made early last week dismissing talk of a plea bargain in his ethics probe. On Saturday, Rangel told a group of Harlem politicos that he had signed a deal on ethics charges, but that the GOP pushed for a trial. Earlier in the week, Rangel brushed aside talk of a plea deal as "English, Anglo-Saxon procedure for criminal cases."
"He said he had signed an agreement. He was ready to go, but I guess politics came into play", said Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-Manhattan) one of the leaders attending Saturday's meeting.
Yes Keith, it would appear the game is indeed afoot.