|"Uh oh! I think I;m fucked."|
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.