Michele Bachmann Ethics Investigation: Committee Extending Probe Of GOP Rep

Posted: Updated:

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.

Ethics Committee Bachmann Letter

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Eric Holder In The Hot Seat
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Michele Bachmann Legal Expenses Soar In Face Of Investigations

Bachmann investigation goes to House Ethics Committee

Tammy Baldwin Talks ENDA And Bipartisan Support For Legislation