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House Ethics Committee Investigating Rep. Michele Bachmann
CBS ^ | 7/26/13

Posted on 07/26/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The House Ethics Committee is launching a full-tilt investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

The committee announced on Friday it had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body, and said in a brief statement that it would formally investigate the one-time Republican presidential candidate.

A lawyer for Bachmann had previously acknowledged the investigation by the OCE and said that Bachmann was cooperating. That probe is focused in part on her short-lived presidential bid.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmanncampaign; bachmannfbi; bachmannfec; bachmanninvestigated; bs; framed; oce; setup
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Reeks of anti-Tea Party hatred to me.
1 posted on 07/26/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just a phony scandal to distract from ObaMao’s bonafide scandals . . .


2 posted on 07/26/2013 9:34:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

After Her “Pro-NSA” vote earlier this week she is DEAD to me!


3 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:16 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of course it is.

Meanwhile the RNC is siding with Holder on the voting rights act.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Any nail that sticks out MUST be beaten back down, or pulled out and destroyed.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 9:37:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just Obama retaliating against rivals...


6 posted on 07/26/2013 9:37:45 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: SoFloFreeper

She once wore a jacket with a logo.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think that you are correct and perhaps she has been critical of those that are of Obama’s religious persuasion.


8 posted on 07/26/2013 9:40:28 AM PDT by sport
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To: Hardraade
Just Obama retaliating against rivals...

The GOP controls the House.

9 posted on 07/26/2013 9:41:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Vigilanteman

Seems silly to me to go after her. I don’t believe she did anything wrong. Too bad she isn’t President right now. FREEPERS didn’t want her. So tragic when you have people on here bashing this great woman! 2012 was the year that conservatives screwed the country!!!!! Michele should be President TODAY!!!!!


10 posted on 07/26/2013 9:42:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Ahhhh, I liked her and would have voted for her, but during the debates she appeared to me like a crazy person.....


11 posted on 07/26/2013 9:45:05 AM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: 0.E.O

Yup, but she did go after Grover Al Norquist, our own muslim brotherhood infection.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 9:45:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hardraade
‘Just Obama retaliating against rivals...
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I live in Minneapolis and I too believe that the Chicago hit men got to Michelle. Something happened, and overnight she changed. She's not running for re-election.

Some Goon must have threatened her or her family.

13 posted on 07/26/2013 9:51:16 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The goal is to crush any opposition or dissent from the party line. The democrat communists and their republican lackeys are going for the throat. Welcome to one party communist rule. ANYONE involved in any way with the federal government are considered to have become comprimised, and are for all intent and purposes, enemies of the US people. The federal government has all but declared war on the states and their citizens. This is what the makings of a fascist/communist takeover looks like.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 9:51:29 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: cripplecreek
Yup, but she did go after Grover Al Norquist, our own muslim brotherhood infection.

Oh there's no doubt she's ticked off enough of the GOP establishment for them to cause her trouble. I'm just saying she doesn't need Obama to do anything, and Obama knows he doesn't have to. He'll just sit back and let the Republicans eat one of their own.

15 posted on 07/26/2013 9:51:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: SoFloFreeper

Meanwhile, we are learning exactly how right Michele Bachmann was about Huma Abedin.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 9:52:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: napscoordinator
Too bad she isn’t President right now. FREEPERS didn’t want her.

It wasn't just Freepers, Naps. Most Republican voters gave Bachmann a pass, as well.

She may have the sort of ideas and convictions we'd like to see in a President, but she doesn't have the character of leadership required for the job. At least not enough for folks on this side of the aisle. Dems will elect a nobody without a resume, who's never run a lemonade stand.

17 posted on 07/26/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is what she gets for asking for an investigation of Hillarys “friend” Huma Abedin.

Attack one of Obama’s Muslim pals and you get the wrath of god Obama.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:54:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body,..."

"Independent" ... yeah, sure. I believe that.

19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:57:23 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: SoFloFreeper
And unlike the various King Zero scandals hearings, the alphabet networks will probably televise these hearings live!!

I wouldn't be surprised.

20 posted on 07/26/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: napscoordinator
FREEPERS didn’t want her.

Most Freepers simply preferred others to her. I love her as a rep, love her feistiness, her unabashed conservatism, etc, but asking a congresscritter (who lives to propose or debate law) to become an executive type is asking a lot. She was about fourth on my list in the beginning behind Palin (if she had run), Cain (if he hadn't been destroyed), Newt, and the outside possibility of Perry.

Had she won I would have supported her 100%, rather than the position I took which was above all we needed to get rid of Bambi. Btw, she was one of the first of those to drop out to endorse Romney and warn us against the reelection of Bambi.

21 posted on 07/26/2013 10:01:40 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: 0.E.O

And Obama controls the GOP.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 10:01:54 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: StormEye

It’s not like the committee doesn’t have a lot of other deserving criminals in congress that they could “investigate”.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 10:04:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lakeshark

Most Freepers simply preferred others to her.

Romney....Yuk. So we ended up with a Community Organizer. Great...glad that they didn’t get their “awful congresscritter (as you called her).


24 posted on 07/26/2013 10:05:11 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It was said that Boehner’s people threatened to dump her form her intelligence committee seat a year or so ago.

She is a Tea Party thorn in the side of the RINO Speaker.

Then she announced she would not run again in 2014 which allowed her to join a group that put the Speaker on notice about following the Hastert Rule regarding immigration reform.

Now she is facing an ethics investigation.

This has Boehner written all over it.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 10:05:12 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: cripplecreek
She is also the one to warn us about the Trojan Horse method of delivering any immigration bill to a conference with the Senate bill.

We will all miss her as a congresscritter, I imagine this is simply another shot across the bow of unabashed and unapologetic conservatives like her.

26 posted on 07/26/2013 10:05:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Hardraade
And Obama controls the GOP.

Ok.

27 posted on 07/26/2013 10:06:45 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: stockpirate

Ahhhh, I liked her and would have voted for her, but during the debates she appeared to me like a crazy person.....

lol. Instead we got a REAL crazy person. I know some were concerned with her, but dang getting a community organizer instead of a great conservative is a rough result.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m guessing she’ll end up as a conservative talking head on one of the cable news nets.

And maybe down the road, when this is behind her, she’ll gear up for a Senate run.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 10:10:39 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SoFloFreeper
Say what ever happened to those investigations of Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel, what were the results of those?

Did those make the *BIG* MSM news?

30 posted on 07/26/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Hostage
This has Boehner written all over it.

And Tokyo Rove, Norquiist, etc., etc. All one and the same:(

31 posted on 07/26/2013 10:13:15 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: napscoordinator

“Moderate” FReepers happily Alinskyed her and every other conservative in the race. They were “concerned” about her migraines, and “worried” that her husband might be gay, and “outraged” that she would drill for oil in the Everglades.

I see them starting to ooze back in as the elections approach.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hardraade
And Obama controls the GOP.

Or, maybe who/what ever controls Bammy also controls the GOP.

33 posted on 07/26/2013 10:15:34 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Hardraade
And Obama controls the GOP.

The Globalists that control Obama also control the GOP.

34 posted on 07/26/2013 10:20:09 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: napscoordinator
Romney wasn't on my list, if you didn't notice.

You also forget that SHE very quickly endorsed Romney, unlike Perry who dropped out later and endorsed Newt.

I'm sorry, I think she was a great congresscritter (not awful as you are pretending), but would have been destroyed much quicker than anyone on my list other than Cain.

I thought she simply wasn't ready, needed to gain executive experience, and still think that. She would have been totally destroyed, not just beat badly as Romney was.

That being said, had she won (get over it, she was the first to drop out, hardly a contender) I would have been behind her 100% as our candidate.

35 posted on 07/26/2013 10:32:19 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

i almost feel sorry for all of her leftist tormentors. they just can’t stop themselves. their continual fear drives them on and on.

they think they are going to cancel her future political career or aspirations by demonizing, by besmirching, by demoralizing her. they don’t understand that when you wear the armor of God, nothing of this world can phase you. if she continues along God’s path for her, she’ll be fine.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 10:32:49 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Jane Long

Yes. We KNOW - and this is old knowledge, actually, that both the Bush dynasty, the Kennedys, the Clintons and a lot of their hangers-on have been part of a greater conspiracy.

It includes people like Marc Rich, those Asian friends of Clinton, and lots of the European elite.

Again, a lot of this is here on FR, some of it in archives not online today, I think. But it is a fascinating “big picture”. And FR actually has professional historians who might be able to tell the story.


37 posted on 07/26/2013 10:33:07 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: SoFloFreeper
The House Ethics Committee is launching a full-tilt investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

At first I thought it said full-tit investigation so naturally I checked it out! I better get my eyes checked again.

38 posted on 07/26/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: dadfly

I was very disappointed in Bachmann for voting against the bill to cut funding for a nefarious anti American citizen files program.


39 posted on 07/26/2013 10:38:39 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: SoFloFreeper

WHAT ABOUT THE MAXINE WATERS INVESTIGATION?


40 posted on 07/26/2013 10:47:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Can they finish with Maxine Waters first?

-PJ

41 posted on 07/26/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Lakeshark

get over it, she was the first to drop out, hardly a contender

Get over it? We are stuck with a disaster. Hardly a good thing to say get over it.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 10:58:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Nice goal post move. Yep, we're stuck with a disaster, but not because Bachmann didn't win the GOP nomination.

Get over it, she was the first to drop out, and the first to endorse Romney. You seem to be forgetting that. She endorsed Romney when she dropped out. She was the first to drop out because she was one of the weakest candidates. I'm sorry you can't understand plain speaking truth.

43 posted on 07/26/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Getting the Paula Deen treatment.
44 posted on 07/26/2013 11:17:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Lakeshark

Gosh you are almost gleeful with your posts. I thought for sure you were not an Obama lover. I know you must not be....I hope.


45 posted on 07/26/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Windflier; napscoordinator

She definitely showed her lack of ‘character of leadership’ by bitching about Boehner...then voting for him anyway. IMHO, there’s enough leading from behind already.

Then her pro-NSA-anti-4th vote?! Fork. Done.


46 posted on 07/26/2013 11:52:52 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: napscoordinator
Gleeful? Obama lover? Good grief, that's a sad response, a typical goal post move by someone who knows they no longer have a decent argument to present. I guess I was wrong to think better of you.

Sorry, the idea that she wasn't a weak candidate, that she simply wasn't ready as a candidate hasn't even crossed your mind.......

Does that make you an Obama lover?

Bachmann was a great congresscritter, not just a good one, and we will all miss her.

47 posted on 07/26/2013 11:57:45 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: i_robot73
She definitely showed her lack of ‘character of leadership’ by bitching about Boehner...then voting for him anyway.

The big eye-opener for me, was when Bachmann's campaign manager viciously attacked Sarah Palin on television. Not only did she not apologize to Sarah, she didn't force her campaign manager to retract his statements, either.

I took that as a sure sign of cowardice and betrayal on her part. Sarah had been one of Michele's staunchest supporters prior to that. She was the last person to deserve such an unwarranted attack from Bachmann's camp.

48 posted on 07/26/2013 12:06:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Another surprise. Bachmann was one of those Republicans who voted against cutting off funds to the agency spying on USA civilians.


49 posted on 07/26/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: SoFloFreeper

Will the investigation take as long as those of Rangel and Waters?

Silly question, I know.


50 posted on 07/26/2013 1:13:33 PM PDT by DPMD
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