Bachmann exchanged letters with Ellison before Muslim Brotherhood accusations

There was apparent communication between Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her Democratic Congressional colleague Keith Ellison before Bachmann's recent claims that Ellison had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood on a nationally syndicated talk show. But in her 16-page letter to Ellison, Bachman never raised suspicions about his alleged ties to the organization.
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There was apparent communication between Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her Democratic Congressional colleague Keith Ellison before Bachmann's recent claims that Ellison had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood on a nationally syndicated talk show. But in her 16-page letter to Ellison, Bachman never raised suspicions about his alleged ties to the organization.

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