FBI Joins Probe of Michele Bachmann

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Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:42 PM

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The FBI is getting involved in a growing investigation surrounding complaints of alleged campaign finance violations in Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, according to the MinnPost website.

The entry of the FBI into the investigation raises the possibility that there were potential criminal violations in what has been up to now reports of campaign spending violations by Bachmann’s presidential campaign fund last year.

MinnPost reported Sunday that the FBI is joining the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Federal Elections Commission and an Iowa state Senate ethics committee in probing whether Bachmann's presidential campaign paid an Iowa state senator from her MichelePAC, a fund that should not have been used for campaign expenses.

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The agencies are also investigating whether the same state senator stole the email list of an Iowa home-school group from another Bachmann staffer, Barbara Hekki, prior to the Iowa caucuses in January, 2012.

The FBI plans to interview Andy Parrish, former Bachmann chief of staff and one of the directors of Bachmann's Iowa GOP presidential campaign, the Post reported, quote Parrish’s attorney, John Gilmore.

"I can confirm that Andy Parrish has been contacted by the FBI for a scheduled interview next week," Gilmore said. "He will cooperate fully."

In an affidavit filed with the Iowa ethics committee, Parrish states that state Sen. Kent Sorenson was paid for his work on the Bachmann presidential campaign through a fundraising firm that had ties to MichelePAC.

In addition to the alleged theft of the home-school list, the FBI is said to be looking into the campaign's demand that certain former employees, whose pay was withheld at the end of the campaign, sign non-disclosure agreements before receiving their compensation.


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