Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 37

Thread: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

  1. #11
    Sage
    OpportunityCost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:20 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,764

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Found this:

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann « CBS Minnesota

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann

    February 13, 2013 2:17 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state Senate ethics committee has opted not to act on a complaint filed against a Republican senator that accused him of taking improper payments from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.
    During a Wednesday meeting, committee members voted to take no further action unless they get additional information on the complaint filed.

    Jan 28 by former Bachmann aide Peter Waldron against Sen. Kent Sorenson. Waldron says Bachmann for President tried to conceal payments to Sorenson by running the money through a political action committee with ties to the Minnesota congresswoman.

    The Senate has an ethics ban on paid employment with political campaigns. Sorenson has called the claims “baseless.”
    Davenport Democratic Sen. Joe Seng voted against the move, saying he’d prefer to ask the Iowa Supreme Court to appoint an investigator.
    Looks like Waldron has been pursuing this for a while now. Got no idea about who is right or wrong on the face of it.

  2. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Found this:

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann « CBS Minnesota

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann

    February 13, 2013 2:17 PM



    Looks like Waldron has been pursuing this for a while now. Got no idea about who is right or wrong on the face of it.
    Yeah that's the Senate Ethics.....what about the House? Plus that woman is suing Bachmann and has the Police Investigating her.

  3. #13
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 04:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,090

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Well consider this..

    1.) Bachman is crazy.. her views are beyond nuts often and she is a disgrace to women at large.
    2.) She is a welfare queen..

    Anti-socialist Bachmann got $250K in federal farm subsidies - On Congress - POLITICO.com

    and

    Welfare Queen Michele Bachmann Exposed By Tax Returns - YouTube!

    So we have a bat crazy woman, known liar... and a hypocrite. Is it really beyond reason that she is also a crook and is abusing the election system for personal profit?
    PeteEU

  4. #14
    long standing member
    justabubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,149

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    she will receive the charlie rangel maxine walters treatment
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

  5. #15
    Sage
    polgara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    18,351

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Maxine Waters is crazy and she and her husband are believed to be crooks, so it's possibly a congressional trend. Although the good folks on the Congressional Ethics Committee (hard to write that without laughing) ruled that Maxine did no wrong.

    What's wrong in normal, everyday America is not necessarily wrong in Congress.
    But..But..what's wrong in Congress affects everyday people...negatively! What can we do besides vent? : And they want to restrict our right to do that....

  6. #16
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for alleged misuse of campaign funds, her attorney confirmed Monday.



    The probe was first reported by the Daily Beast. An OCE investigation is a preliminary probe; the office can either dismiss a case or recommend a full House Ethics Committee investigation. The OCE is a non-partisan, independent entity governed by an eight-person board made up of private citizens chosen by the House Speaker and minority leader. There is a 30-day preliminary review; if members decide there is reasonable cause to believe the allegations, a 45-day further review follows. Four members can vote to refer a matter to the Ethics Committee, and four members can vote to terminate a probe. The office does not have subpoena power.

    Peter Waldron, who served as Bachmann’s national field coordinator in the 2012 presidential race, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the lawmaker’s campaign improperly used leadership PAC funds to pay presidential campaign staff. Consultant Guy Short, he alleges, was paid with MichelePAC funds. He also charges that payments to Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chairman, state Sen. Kent Sorenson, were concealed due to ethics rules that bar legislators from being employed by campaigns. Both Bachmann and Sorenson have denied those allegations

    In January Waldron accused Bachmann’s team of not paying Iowa staffers and of attempting to force them to sign non-disclosure agreements that would prohibit them from discussing any immoral, unethical or criminal behavior with the media, the police or an attorney. Woolson says that all staffers were paid in full.....snip~

    Michele Bachmann faces congressional ethics probe


    Looks like they may have Bachmann and may take it the full route thru the Ethics Committee. Wonder what this Waldron guy has against her as this isn't the first time he has brought stuff out on her. Thoughts?
    It's only a probe. Doesn't make it a witch-hunt.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  7. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's only a probe. Doesn't make it a witch-hunt.
    No, it doesn't make it a watch hunt. But when have you known Democrats to let something like this go and with who it is upon. This is the Tea Party Rep Unofficial Caucus Queen. Who is always out attacking Democrats. Although they may not be able to push it in the House.

  8. #18
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    No, it doesn't make it a watch hunt. But when have you known Democrats to let something like this go and with who it is upon. This is the Tea Party Rep Unofficial Caucus Queen. Who is always out attacking Democrats. Although they may not be able to push it in the House.
    Yeah. And this is an 8 person board - of 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans - who have 30 days to investigate without subpoena power before they recommend a greater investigation to the Ethics Committee.

    No big deal either way, as allegations are easy to make but still need looking into to see if they are substantive or not.

    So this is a non-story. It'll be a story once a greater investigation happens - if one ever does.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  9. #19
    Guru
    Muddy Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 09:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,103

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Found this:

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann « CBS Minnesota

    Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann

    February 13, 2013 2:17 PM



    Looks like Waldron has been pursuing this for a while now. Got no idea about who is right or wrong on the face of it.
    And with no ethics committee investigating, I'd error on the side of corruption. If he was clean,he'd demand an investigation.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

  10. #20
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,165

    Re: Michele Bachmann Faces Congressional Ethics Probe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So because people disagree with her or don't like her, that means she did something wrong? Right, am I reading the previous posters correctly? She's crazy so obviously it follows that she's a crook, right?
    Well no, she's a Republican so we should ignore and deny even the slightest possibility that she did anything wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •