Saturday, September 07, 2013

Justice Department subpoenas records in investigation of Michele Bachmann. Well it's about time.

"Uh oh! I think I;m fucked."
Courtesy of the Star Tribune: 

In the waning days of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign, her husband, Marcus Bachmann, allegedly wrote an e-mail describing his efforts to raise much-needed funds through an outside “super PAC.” 

That e-mail is now in the hands of the U.S. Justice Department, which has subpoenaed records from the National Fiscal Conservative (NFC) Political Action Committee as part of a federal grand jury investigation into potentially illegal coordination between the PAC and Bachmann’s campaign. 

The grand jury subpoena, first reported in the New York Times, represents a major escalation in the multiple federal and state inquiries that rose from alleged election law violations brought forward last January by campaign whistleblower Peter Waldron. 

“It’s a pivot point,” said Waldron, a Florida minister and longtime Republican operative who says he grew disillusioned with the ethical practices of the campaign. 

Officials representing Bachmann and the NFC PAC did not respond to requests for comment Friday. Bachmann announced in May that she would not seek a fifth term in Congress next year.

Forced out of office because of a Federal investigation. Hmm, where have I seen a similar case?

Personally I hope this is just the beginning. I think that there are a LOT of these Teabagger types who could use a little Federal scrutiny.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:33 PM

    GOOD! I want to see her religious, homophobic ass go down.

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  2. Anonymous1:03 PM

    I love it when the holier than thou crowd gets caught stealing. Bachmann, Palin, Robertson, Graham, et al.

    They like to reference the Bible. Doesn't it say thou shalt not steal? Don't know or care how they sleep at night.

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    1. Anonymous8:35 PM

      I do to. Often the most self righteous are the most corrupt. Seeing Michele under this type of investigation is very satisfying. Let's hope Palin is next. Her closet is stuffed full of skeletons.

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  3. Leland1:42 PM

    Couldn't happen to a "nicer" person - unless it is Sarah.

    I know what they can sing as their theme song, though.

    "They're coming to take me away HA HA HEE HEE HO HO."

    That's from the song that really riled up a lot of people back in 1966. Done by Jerry Samuels under the name Napoleon XIV.

    Learn it Michelle!

    Oh. And Sarah? We all hope you're next.

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  4. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Like the scum woman Sarah Palin perhaps! This might actually have her shaking in her hunting boots!

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  5. Anonymous2:10 PM

    Will a conviction ever take place and how long will it take for them to stand before a judge in this type of case.

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  6. Anonymous3:25 PM

    From earning a living by collecting "farm" subsidies, praying-gay-away-for-pay, and speechifying theocratic theories for profit to election/pac$ scams.....my, my how far she has fallen.


    oh.



    wait.



    really not so much.


    never mind.

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  7. Anonymous3:37 PM

    When will it happen to Sarah and Todd? Certainly their PAC cannot be legal. She isn't a politician.

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    1. Anonymous12:44 AM

      It is legal because she isn't running for any office (see Stephen Colbert's PAC amd how hr demonstrated that they can be used for anything, including personal enrichment). Now, if she officially declares and registers as a candidate, a whole other set of much more strict FEC rules apply. And she would not be able to use her current PAC as a declared candidate.

      People who keep saying she'll end up being prosected for the way she uses SarahPAC are wrong. As it is now and has been, she can use it for whatever she wants,

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    2. Anonymous10:36 AM

      12:44 AM Anything is possible, given the high amount spent by SarahPac on 'POSTAGE' and CONSULTANTS. SarahPac is nothing more than a Family Vacation Fund for the Grifting Palins. At some point, her Whacko minions will Turn on her and she will 'HIDE OUT' curled up in her Fetal Position playing the Victim.

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  8. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Gee, $arah, trolls, consultants, care to share just WHY the governorship was resigned and why she'll NEVER run for office again? I know. MANY people know.

    C'mon cowards....out with it lest I do.

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  9. "“It’s a pivot point,” said Waldron, a a Florida minister and longtime Republican operative who says he grew disillusioned with the ethical practices of the campaign"

    A FLORIDA MINISTER AND LONGTIME POLITICAL OPERATIVE?

    Well, if that doesn't sum up the Republican party...

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  10. Anita Winecooler6:57 PM

    Wow, Grand Jury? This is serious stuff, maybe even some prison time. Poor Shelly and Marcus. They don't serve fried butter and the corndogs don't come with sticks. I'm sure they'll make friends pretty easily.

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  11. I wonder if she will say her husband told her to do it.

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  12. Anonymous1:30 PM

    As a newcomer to MN Sixth District, all I can say is that this is the Feel Good Story of the Week! =)

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