Skip to comments.Bachmann Campaign Facing Congressional Ethics Probe
Posted on 03/25/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Michele Bachmann's downward spiral continues. The latest: Her presidential campaign is being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Daily Beast reports in a piece comparing Bachmann to the Hindenburg and the Titanic. Federal investigators are looking into alleged campaign finance improprieties, and several former campaign staffers acknowledge they've been interviewed. The allegations of improper funds transfers and payments specifically relate to Guy Short, the campaign's national political director, and Kent Sorenson, the Iowa campaign chairman who jumped ship and joined up with Ron Paul.
Bachmann's campaign counsel notes, "There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing." Questions about Bachmann specifically have been focused on what she knew and when, former staffers say. It's just the latest in a series of problems for Bachmann—as John Avlon puts it, lawsuits have been "the only lasting legacy" of her campaign. He runs them down: There's one involving an allegedly stolen email list of Christian homeschoolers, and other complaints involving staffers who say they were never paid. Avlon also gets some fun quotes from disenchanted former Bachmann staffers. Sample: "She’s the Republican Dennis Kucinich." Click for more.
But... IRC, she had TWO losers serve as campaign chairmen in her bid. So maybe they screwed her over.
BTW, she's not on the short list of 3 lifelong Conservative Republicans!
Blah blah blah...you make no sense...sorry. We don’t need no lifelong nothing. Pray for Bachmann folks.
Yeah she’s been solid.
Right and that is why the left is always after her. They are afraid.
Well, heck...if Maxine waters can skate, this should come to nothing....unless of course, you’re the wrong party...
She's a Jewel and any Conservative who piles on is a scumbag pure and simple.
That's a beautiful woman with bigger conservative balls then most of the men in congress. Prayers on their way.
“...if Maxine Waters can skate, this should come to nothing...”
Maxine Waters is a brilliant, intellectual Progressive who can do no wrong while MIchelle Bachmann is a
bible-thumping, gun-loving, knuckle-dragging Christian
who is evil. Donthca know that?
This is nothing but Bullsh*t pure and unadulterated.
How come no one checks on Obama’s campaign funding?
They are sending a message to other Conservatives.
Walk the line or face the music.
Democrats usning the Government to punish Republican Conservatives.
She is one of the best. I have felt since she ended her presidential run that she was not very happy. She seemed pissed about everything that happened with her since 2010. Just my opinion. Since the November election loss she has withdrawn from appearing in the media too.
Left and GOPe are constantly nipping at her heels. Gotta figure, she has been pretty aggressive at going after the muslim brotherhood infection in DC and I’m sure Grover Norquist isn’t liking that much at all.
Don’t underestimate the muslim butt-brotherhood’s part in those. She has been one of the few pointing out their infiltration.
No bias here, no not a bit. / sarc
Liberal Democrats can get away with this behavior and be praised and rewarded for their “bravery”.
Conservative Republicans are to be trashed in the media, endlessly investigated for every imagined and dreamed-up “criminal act”, charged with arbitrary crimes and sentenced to decades of lost liberty.
Democrat witch hunt.
Another Republican campaign staffer who sabotages his employer. This reminds me of the staffers who lied about Sarah Palin and tried to destroy her. Most of the Republican campaign experts are vile snakes and slimy two-faced losers.
“Right and that is why the left is always after her. They are afraid.”
This could easily be Boehner’s doing. She almost didn’t vote for him for Speaker, voting aye at the very end. She undoubtedly got some promises from him and I’m sure she’s been pressuring the leadership to move in a conervative direction. With an ethics investigation, any pressure power she had disappears.
Meanwhile, Biden spent $585,000.00 taxpayer dollars for ONE NIGHT in Paris at a luxurious 5-Star hotel and no one cares. Oh yeah and how’s that vacation Malia and Sasha are on in the Bahama’s at the Atlantis resort?
She’s in the House, not the Senate. A Rep. who gambles on higher office is almost always doing it at the expense of local constituents. Prudence dictates spending most time locally, especially in a district that’s not a sure thing.
These are brownshirt tactics intended to intimidate. F em.
Absolutely! She’s the real deal.
Because, both the left and the GOP hate her. She is Conservative.
Those slimy, vile McCain advisers ripped Sarah apart for no reason but jealousy and to blame the loss on her in 2008. The same vile peeps were working for Romney. McCain even came out viciously against Michele Bachman when she made that statement about the MB infiltrating DC. Just take a look. WHAT is the rest of the GOP doing? I'm fed up right to the the top with that bunch in DC. With the exception of a few of the new folks, the rest are also trying to rip on conservatives.
Sounds like GOP PhonyCon Liberals still trying to sandbag Bachmann...the only Real Conservative in the last campaign....probably the Liberal PhonyCons are probably s still upset when she called out Rick Perry on his pedophile forced STD/HPV vaccination of little girls in Texas
It is water under the bridge now, but I know a number of votes McCain got that he would have not got if he had not picked Palin. I had fullintentions of sitting out the election until he picked her.
It is probably Republicans using the Government to punish Republican Conservatives.
Got to see a Presidenthttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post#helpal Candidate up close last time around.
You could tell the consultants by their hair and suits, the minute they stepped off the bus, man their was something oily about them, boy were my antenna up, I'll never forget my visceral reaction to them.
Don’t blame dems for the “investigation.” This is most likely payback from Boehner and the rest of the idiot RINOs against the Tea Party.
Typical witch hunt for daring to challenge the Good Ol’ Boys,
When that happens, the Office of Congressional Ethics has to investigate.
Our problem with the primaries is too many non-Republicans ran in them and provided cover for Mitt's pitiful showing.
I agree. Boehner et al are not our friends. Somehow we have got to get these people out of office.
Bingo. This has Boehner's fingerprints all over it.
If Maxine Waters was cleared of ethics charges ....
The GOP elites have been after her for her stand against Sharia and the muzzie infiltration of DC.
WHAT downward spiral??? Asshats have ATTACKED her and we TIMID, SCARDEY< WuUSY REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT HAD HER BACK...>WOE TO US.
WHAT???? The OBAMA KIDS ARE ON VACATION.....AGAIN???>AT OUR EXPENSE???? DISGUSTING!!!!!
Bachmann has real conservative bona fides. But in her personal conduct, I’ve read she’s a lot like Hitlery. She makes enemies easily and that isn’t good.
Poooor poooor Malia and Sasha in the Bahamas.
This is the G-Obama-P. Michelle is a real conservative, and that can’t be allowed.
Been there...it’s WAAAAAYYY OVERPRICED!!!
Wow...I thought it was great for the price. We really enjoyed ourselves. But I do prefer Hawaii.