Feds investigating Michele Bachmann for alleged under-the-table campaign payments

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Bachmann could face a House Ethics Committee investigation.
Last summer, Michele Bachmann was hit was a lawsuit alleging she was involved with the theft of a private email list from a computer in Iowa during her presidential campaign. Then, in January, former staffers went public with allegations Bachmann hadn't ponied up pay she still owed them.

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It gets worse, apparently. Today, The Daily Beast reported that federal investigators are looking into allegations Bachmann's campaign violated campaign finance rules during her even-more-ill-fated-than-we-initially-thought presidential run.

From The Daily Beast:
The Daily Beast has learned that federal investigators are now interviewing former Bachmann campaign staffers nationwide about alleged intentional campaign-finance violations. 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...

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. Questions directly about Bachmann, they said, have been primarily focused on what she knew about those men's actions and when she knew it.
It's unclear what consequences Bachmann might face if the House Ethics Committee ultimately determines she violated campaign finance rules. But we do know this much -- on the heels of a disastrous week where she was pilloried by everyone from the Washington Post's face-checkers to Bill O'Reilly to CNN, Bachmann is in the midst of one of the worst stretches of her remarkable political career.

Jim Graves must be licking his chops.


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Damian Amberg
Damian Amberg

If any of you actually read about this, she is not the one accused..

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Why is it even news when a documented pathological liar is investigated for ethics violations?  Let me know when this piece of work does something ethical, now that would be news.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Anyone who has read my posts knows I have a beef with Rep. Bachmann's political views.  Fine.  Whatever.  The world is full of people who don't agree with me politically.  Actually, 2 of them call themselves "Michele Bachman."

My real problem with Rep. Bachmann is not political at all.  It's the fact that ever since I first heard of her, when she was on the Stillwater school board, the most striking feature of hers that I've seen is her blatant, rank immorality.  For as long as I've heard of her, she has insisted that she is allowed to say and do whatever the hell she wants, with no responsibility at all and no requirement to follow any of the rules of decent, civilized people.  She's like a mad dog, or a very young overstimulated toddler with a head full of sugar, late for a nap, on a bad day.  Or someone who has very clear developmental problems.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if her campaign misused funds and flagrantly violated the law.  She, and the people with whom she surrounds herself, don't believe that any rules or laws apply to them anyway.  They flat-out stole the mailing list from those home-school nutters in Iowa, and they thought those people should thank them for it, and agree retroactively to work for free into the bargain.  Because she's Michele Bachmann, that's why.  When she says things that are obviously not true, that's your fault.  When she is caught doing things she denies doing, that's your fault.

I don't even care what she thinks politically anymore.  She's just a garden-variety sociopath, and so is everyone who stays around her.  Once you see someone like that for who they are, you can't hang around unless you're like that too, and you can't listen to anything that comes out their mouth.  Once you see them, they're very sad and it makes you really uncomfortable to even look at them.  But they're dangerous as hell because there is nothing, and I mean literally nothing, that they would not feel completely justified in doing.

Giovanna Fregni
Giovanna Fregni

Don't forget that clause she tried to make her employees sign. Oh, this is fun!

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Campaign finance law is already more promiscuous than Marcus Bachmann at a Cub Scout camp. It's not only astonishing Bachmann would HAVE to do something illegal in order to raise stupid amounts of money, but it's almost incredible that she could find a law remaining to break.

Eric Knight
Eric Knight

It should be "fact-checkers" and not "face-checkers." #knighted

Jeff Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz

If someone at your work was a tenth as crazy as her, they'd be fired today. People around the whole country are sick of Bachmann, yet she enjoys easy reelection.

Randy Bell
Randy Bell

She's always good for some laughs...lol

Nick Hammer
Nick Hammer

She still gets elected every single time. No amount of lying nor national press coverage on how crazy she is can phase the true patriots in Bachmann's district!

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

they should investigate the space between her ears.....

Damian Amberg
Damian Amberg

How is this different from what any politician does? Happens on both sides. We only hear about the times they get caught. Just imagine...

Peter Farnsworth
Peter Farnsworth

get her out of here, Im tired of the rest of the nation associating our great state with Michelle Bachmann...

green23
green23 topcommenter

@swmnguy 

Her "victimhood" routine has always galled me, but you put your finger very deftly on the underlying origin of that issue. 

Most, if not all evangelicals, designate themselves as a "good guy". When they break the rules, or say something stupid, etc. it's perfectly okay to them because they are "one of the good guys". Those rules and standards are to keep the *bad people* in line, not them. 

Holding them to the same standards as those *evil* people is unfair, because *they* are *good*. If you do that, then *you* are evil, too.

It's some weird kind of comic book, black-and-white reality. People are either unquestionably good or invariably evil. If good people appear to do something wrong, it's because you misunderstand them. And if bad people do something good, they are just working an angle. 

And evangelicals are completely unaware of this dichotomy.

"But they're dangerous as hell because there is nothing, and I mean literally nothing, that they would not feel completely justified in doing."

I've seen this first-hand. It's completely true. Their 'morals' are merely a blunt instrument to beat others with. These 'morals' never seem to apply to them, but they always can be relied upon to absolve them.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Jean Claude Cau Naked pictures of your slutty stupid mom.

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