Choosing to follow the Bill Clinton model of brazenly lying in the face of overwhelming evidence, Chaaaaly Rangel has decided to risk trial by P.J. O'Roarke's Parliament Of Whores.
GOT to love the defense theory: Yeah, I did it, "But it’s not corrupt. It may be stupid. It may be negligent. But it is not corrupt.”
The fact is, this has been a winning strategy. It worked for the perjurer Bill Clinton. Trial before a "Parliament Of Whores" is a fair bet for a corruptocrat like Rangel.
In the real world, he DID (among LOTS of other offenses) occupy several rent-controlled apartments in New York City...which is against the law. It is also really CORRUPT, as it subsidizes the rich Chaaaaly at the expense of the poorest tax-payers in New York.