Ethics committee investigating GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

July 26, 2013 9:23:52 AM PDT
The House Ethics Committee is launching a full-tilt investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

The committee announced on Friday it had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body, and said in a brief statement that it would formally investigate the one-time Republican presidential candidate.

A lawyer for Bachmann had previously acknowledged the investigation by the OCE and said that Bachmann was cooperating. That probe is focused in part on her short-lived presidential bid.

Bachmann, a leader in the tea party movement, announced earlier this year she would not seek re-election.

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