- Oct 19, 2012
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Michele Bachmann Ethics Investigation: Committee Extending Probe Of GOP Rep
Why am I not surprised that even the tea party occupied House has reason to doubt Bachmann's honesty?The House Ethics Committee is extending an 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 extend its formal investigation of 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.
Bachmann, a leader in the tea party movement, announced earlier this year she would not seek re-election.