Dec 21, 2013
Michele Bachmann Subject of Congressional Ethics Probe
Posted on Mar 25, 2013
It’s been more than a year since she stopped her White House run, but the disastrous, slow-moving train wreck that constitutes Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential bid is still going. According to The Daily Beast, the Minnesota congresswoman is being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics on possible violations related to the campaign.
“Former staffers tell The Daily Beast that investigators have allegedly asked about allegations of improper transfer of funds and under-the-table payments actions by Bachmann’s presidential campaign, specifically in relation to the campaign’s national political director, Guy Short, and Bachmann’s onetime Iowa campaign chairman, state Sen. Kent Sorenson,” John Avlon writes. “Questions directly about Bachmann, they said, have been primarily focused on what she knew about those men’s actions and when she knew it.”
The newly reported investigation into potential campaign improprieties is only the latest footnote to the mess the Republican left behind: Bachmann also faces a litany of legal action stemming from her failed presidential run.
Little wonder then that Avlon compared Bachmann’s campaign to other disasters, including the Titanic and the Hindenburg.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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