Talk about not letting sleeping dogs lie. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court seeking to have his 2010 House censure overturned.
The lawsuit, which names House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other lawmakers and staffers, isn’t terribly noteworthy — that is, anyone can sue anybody. And Rangel certainly has loudly protested the House action, in which he was reprimanded for a host of ethics no-nos, in just about every other venue.
But some of the addendums to the lawsuit make for interesting reading. We were particularly interested in a memo from the Democratic staff director of the House Ethics Committee outlining complaints against two of the committee's lawyers who were later suspended.
Plenty of accusation and recrimination to go around, including the allegation that information about the probe was improperly shared with Republicans. Politically motivated leaks — in this town?We’re shocked.