Skip to main content

Bachmann expects to be cleared in campaign ethics investigation

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Rep. Michele Bachmann denied allegations of financial misconduct during her 2012 presidential campaign that prompted an investigation by a congressional ethics panel, FOX 9 reports.

"I'm thoroughly convinced that I'll be cleared," Bachmann said at the state capitol Tuesday.

The Office of Congressional Ethics is looking into claims that Bachmann's campaign made under-the-table payments to key staffers. Bachmann says the allegations are politically motivated.

"There’s political motivations that are involved because I've been named as the number one target (for) defeat by the Democrat Party, by Nancy Pelosi and also by SuperPACs," Bachmann said.

However, the Star Tribune reports the legal and ethical charges against her have all come from members of her own presidential campaign staff. Bachmann denied this as well.

The newspaper also noted that once reporters began asking questions about the ethics allegations, Bachmann's aides pushed reporters and photographers out of the way as the congresswoman was ushered out of the room.

Bachmann attended a joint news conference with state Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, calling for state and national audit of Medicaid after a report last month showed Minnesota overpaid health plans to cover Medicaid enrollees by at least $207 million.

Bachmann authored a bill that would require a national audit of state-based Medicaid programs.

Next Up

4303450641_ec7536c6ea_k

Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022

The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.

St. Louis County

St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

Screen Shot 2022-05-16 at 5.03.30 PM

Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

Ken Jeong

Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September

The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.

Osseo Police Department

Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash

The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.

221 Main Street. E. Albert Lea

Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea

The three victims are related, according to police.

wastewater

Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

driving unsplash - crop

Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle

Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.

police lights

Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building

Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.

covid

BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN

Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.

Related