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Under Investigation Report

Under Investigation Report

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*Updated 3/27/14* CREW has compiled a list of Congress members likely under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (House ethics committee), the Senate Select Committee on Ethics (Senate ethics committee) or the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Due to the secrecy surrounding these investigative bodies, the list is compiled from press reports. On October 30, 2009, The Washington Post revealed a leaked House ethics committee memo documenting the investigative activities surrounding House members by the House ethics committee and/or the OCE. The OCE was created in 2008 to review allegations of misconduct against members of the House and refers matters to the House ethics committee for further action. As a result, it is not always clear which body is investigating the Member.
*Updated 3/27/14* CREW has compiled a list of Congress members likely under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (House ethics committee), the Senate Select Committee on Ethics (Senate ethics committee) or the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Due to the secrecy surrounding these investigative bodies, the list is compiled from press reports. On October 30, 2009, The Washington Post revealed a leaked House ethics committee memo documenting the investigative activities surrounding House members by the House ethics committee and/or the OCE. The OCE was created in 2008 to review allegations of misconduct against members of the House and refers matters to the House ethics committee for further action. As a result, it is not always clear which body is investigating the Member.

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Under Investigation
 
CREW has compiled a list of Congress members likely under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the House Ethics Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics (Senate ethics committee), the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), and in some cases, the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Due to the secrecy surrounding these investigative bodies, the list is compiled from press reports. On October 30, 2009,
The Washington Post 
 revealed a leaked House Ethics Committee memo documenting the investigative activities surrounding House members by the House Ethics Committee and/or the OCE. The OCE was created in 2008 to review allegations of misconduct against members of the House and refers matters to the House Ethics Committee for further action. As a result, it is not always clear which body is investigating the member.
 
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Under Investigation by:
The Urbandale (IA) Police Department, the FEC, the OCE, the House Ethics Committee, and the FBI.
1
 
Under Investigation for:
 Rep. Bachmann is under investigation for actions related to her 2012  presidential bid.
2
 
Rep. Bachmann’s presidential campaign sent two email blasts to thousands of
home school advocates after a staffer allegedly stole the list from the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators.
3
 The Urbandale Police Department
is investigating the campaign’
s illegal use of an email distribution list.
4
 The FEC is investigating Rep. Bachmann for concealing campaign  payments to a staffer and for using PAC funds to pay a consultant.
5
 Rep.
Bachmann’s campaign
counsel, William McGinley of Patton Boggs, confirmed the OCE was investigating the
congresswoman’s
 2012 presidential campaign.
6
 Investigators for the OCE apparently questioned former campaign staffers about alleged improper transfers of funds and under-the-table  payments.
7
 OCE investigators are also looking into how
Rep. Bachmann’s
campaign accounted for resources and staff time in connection with Rep. Bachmann
’s
2011 book tour promoting her  personal memoir, which coincided with her presidential campaign.
8
 The attorney for Andy
Parrish, Rep. Bachmann’s forme
r chief of staff, confirmed that the FBI contacted his client in May 2013 for an interview related to the investigation.
9
 The FBI is said to be interested in
1
 Associated Press
, January 18, 2013; John Avlon, 
, 
The Daily Beast 
, March 25, 2013; Cyndy Brucato, FBI Joins Pro
, 
 MinnPost 
, May 17, 2013.
2
 
 Id.
3
 Des Moines Register 
The Iowa  Republican
, July 31, 2012.
4
 
 Id.
5
 Minneapolis Star Tribune,
January 15, 2013;
 Associated Press
, Jan. 18, 2013.
6
 Avlon,
The Daily Beast 
, March 25, 2012.
7
 
 Id.
8
 Minneapolis Star Tribune
, April 17, 2013.
9
 Brucato,
 MinnPost 
, May 17, 2013.
 
campaign finance violations by the Bachmann campaign and the campaign’s demand that former
employees seeking compensation sign non-disclosure agreements before being paid.
10
 The Department of Justice is also investigating whether the Bachmann campaign coordinated strategy with a super PAC, NFC PAC.
11
 
Status:
 On January 15, 2012, a former Bachmann campaign official filed a complaint against her with the FEC regarding the payments from her presidential campaign committee and her PAC.
12
 The status of police department investigation is unknown. On March 25, 2013,
The Daily Beast 
 reported the probe of R 
ep. Bachmann is “
in its final, 45-day period before OCE makes its
determination about whether to recommend the Ethics Committee pursue the investigation.”
13
 On June 13, 2013, the OCE referred its investigation of Rep. Bachmann to the House Ethics Committee.
14
 On July 26, 2013 the chairman and ranking member decided to extend the
committee’s inquiry into Rep. Bachmann’s conduct
.
15
 On September 11, 2013, the committee said it would continue its review of the matters involving Rep. Bachmann and released the OCE
’s report on the matter 
s.
16
 The OCE found substantial reason to believe Rep. Bachmann violated federal campaign finance laws and House rules by using her PAC to support her  presidential campaign, using campaign resources to promote her book, and improperly accepting an in-king cont
ribution from the book’s publisher.
17
 The OCE also recommended the House Ethics Committee dismiss the allegation that Rep. Bachmann failed to accurately disclose  payments to an Iowa state senator, instead voting to refer the matter to the FEC.
18
 On August 27, 2013, the Department of Justice subpoenaed NFC PAC requesting all financial transactions and
communications involving the Bachmann campaign, Rep. Bachmann’s leadership PAC, Rep. Bachmann’s husband, a wealthy donor, and several Bachmann staffers.
19
 The subpoena also requested any communications records involving Rep. Bachmann.
20
 
Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY)
Under Investigation by:
The House Ethics Committee and the OCE.
21
 
Under Investigation for:
 Rep. Bishop is under scrutiny for soliciting a campaign contribution in connection with an official action.
22
 In 2012, hedge fund investor Eric Semler requested the
congressman’s help in obtaining environmental permits to hold a fireworks display at his
10
Star Tribune
, May 19, 2013; Cyndy Brucato, 
, 
 MinnPost 
, May 17, 2013.
11
 New York Times
, September 5, 2013.
12
 Diaz,
 Minneapolis Star Tribune
, January 15, 2013.
13
 Avlon,
The Daily Beast 
, March 25, 2012.
14
15
 
 Id.
 
16
17
 Office of Congressional Ethics, 113
th
 Congress, 
, Review No.13-1274, May 31, 2013.
18
 
 Id.
19
 Subpoena to Testify Before a Grand Jury to National Fiscal Conservative PAC, August 27, 2013.
 
20
 
 Id.
21
22
 Newsday
, July 26, 2013; John Bresnahan, 
, 
 Politico
, August 15, 2012

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Check out a list of Congress members who are likely under investigation by the Department of Justice, the House Ethics Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics or the Office of Congressional Ethics, compiled by @citizensforethics.
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