Monday, March 25, 2013

Michele Bachmann Faces Ethics Probe

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for alleged misuse of campaign funds, reports WaPo.

“There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing,” said her attorney, William McGinley of Patton Boggs. “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.”

An OCE investigation is a preliminary probe; the office can either dismiss a case or recommend a full House Ethics Committee investigation.

Peter Waldron, who served as Bachmann’s national field coordinator in the 2012 presidential race, has filed an the Federal Election Commission complaint alleging that the Bachmann’s campaign improperly used leadership PAC funds to pay presidential campaign staff.

1 comment:

  1. can we have Congress and the Senate and POTUS investigated for misuse of public funds? TARP, PPIP, Quantitative Easing, Obama's golf outings and Michelle's little vacations?