Michele Bachmann’s troubles are just beginning. Federal investigators are interviewing former campaign staffers for the Congresswoman, surrounding allegations of intentional campaign finance violations. The Beast reports, “The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics, which probes reported improprieties by House members and their staffs and then can refer cases to the House Ethics Committee.”
Oddly, no one is investigating how the hell she got on the Intelligence Committee.
Via The Beast:
“I have been interviewed by investigators,” says Peter Waldron, a former Bachmann staffer who’s embroiled in his own fight with his former boss, involving his allegations of pay-to-play politics and improper payments by the campaign—making him one of several members of Bachmann’s inner circle who’ve fallen out with the woman they once hoped would become commander in chief. While he was careful to avoid specifics in regard to the investigating body, Waldron said that “investigators came [and] interviewed me and are interviewing other staff members across the country.”
Two other former staffers confirmed the existence of the investigation this weekend, and on Monday Bachmann’s campaign counsel, William McGinley, of the high-powered firm Patton Boggs, confirmed that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) was looking into the congresswoman’s presidential campaign last year.
“There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing,” McGinley said. “We are constructively engaged with the OCE and are confident that at the end of their Review the OCE Board will conclude that Congresswoman Bachmann did not do anything inappropriate.”
Perhaps this is why Bachmann was seen running from a reporter last week. While she claimed wrongly at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Obama lives a life of excess, it could be that he just pays his bills. She should rethink that ‘life of excess’ allegation most especially because everything she named was slammed as a lie. And now, she is under investigation while embroiled in legal proceedings.
Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, barely won reelection. Who are these people that vote for her exactly?
H?T: @ComgenKDT – who pays his bills.
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