Rep. Bachmann’s Staffers Being Interviewed Amid Probe Into Unethical Transfer Of Campaign Funds
According to a report in The Daily Beast, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) former presidential campaign staffers are being interviewed in conjunction with an investigation into the alleged misuse of campaign funds. After a former Bachmann staffer alleged that her presidential campaign and independent pro-Bachmann political action committee engaged in campaign finance violations, the Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly conducting interviews to determine the veracity of these claims.
Peter Waldron, an evangelical preacher who served as Bachmann’s national filed director, is accusing his former employer’s campaign of illegally misusing funds donated to MichelePAC for official campaign purposes. “[I]nvestigators came [and] interviewed me, and are interviewing other staff members across the country,” Waldron told The Daily Beast.
Two other former staffers confirmed the existence of the investigation this weekend, and on Monday Bachmann’s campaign counsel, William McGinley of the high-powered firm Patton Boggs, confirmed that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) was looking into the Congresswoman’s presidential campaign last year.
There are no allegations that Bachmann herself engaged in any wrongdoing, but some of her former staffers have asked what to what extent Bachmann may have been aware of the allegations of improper transfer of funds from her PAC to her campaign.
Read the full report via The Daily Beast
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