Michele Bachmann's been in hot water lately. For example:
- Office of Congressional Ethics has been investigating the Bachmann campaign for “alleged intentional” violations
It is now getting so jittery in Michele World that she has summoned her very own quasi-Olivia Pope, because her crises certainly need management.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has brought in a new treasurer for her congressional campaign and leadership political action committee in the wake of a federal grand jury probe, a potential House Ethics investigation and a possible inquiry from the Federal Election Commission.
Nancy Watkins, a well-known campaign finance treasurer in GOP circles, submitted paperwork a few weeks ago naming her the new treasurer of both campaign accounts for the Minnesota Republican. Watkins is still the treasurer for Bachmann’s failed 2011 presidential bid, and despite allegations of impropriety surrounding that campaign, Watkins’ stewardship of that account has not been questioned.
“She is a fixer, in terms of coming in and cleaning-up the mess that other people left behind,” said Brett Kappel, a campaign finance lawyer at Arent Fox.
Yes indeedy, Bachmann's in legal trouble. That sound you hear is Rep. Family Values' hypocrisy hitting the fan.
An Office of Congressional Ethics report released Wednesday said there was “substantial reason” to believe that Bachmann authorized or failed to prevent illegal contributions between her campaign committees, and that she improperly mixed promotion of her book, “Core of Conviction,” with her presidential campaign activities.
As Rachel Maddow says, "Watch this space."