It looks like the House is looking in the wrong place for actual wrongdoing.
Radical leftist Rashida Tlaib is under investigation for receipt of over $17,000 from her campaign as a salary after the election.
According to the interim report by the House ethics committee Tlaib’s actions “violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.”
Of course, Rep. Tlaib refused to cooperate with the investigators.
But if you are one for evidence that Rep. Tlaib took a salary from her own campaign then this check the ethics committee has included in the interim report should remove doubt:
We’ll wait and see if this turns into the full blown story it deserves to be. Right now, this local TV report in her district is most of what you’ll find about this burgeoning scandal.
MORE: The House Ethics Committee on Thursday reportedly released a cache of documents related to their campaign finance probe of Rep. Rashida Tlaib that reveal the depth of the lawmaker’s financial woes leading up to her 2018 Election Day win.
The committee said the investigation — which opened in August — into whether the Michigan congresswoman misused campaign funds for personal use will also be “expanded” at the request of the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to Fox News.
Tlaib, in an April 2018 email to her campaign, explained how she was “struggling financially right now.”
“So I was thinking the campaign could loan me money, but Ryan said that the committee could actually pay me. I was thinking a one time payment of $5k,” she wrote in the email, which was released by OCE and obtained by the network.
In another April email, Tlaib wrote, “I am just not going to make it through the campaign without a stipend.”
Tlaib requested a “cost of living stipend” of $2,000 every two weeks, not to exceed $12,000 to cover “needed expenses due to campaigning that includes car maintenance, child care and other necessities.” NYPOST
Tlaib drew $45,500 in salary from her campaign committee in 2018, according to disclosure reports. About $28,000 of that was paid from May through Nov. 1 of 2018, and $17,500 after the Nov. 6 general election. DETROIT NEWS
“There is substantial reason to believe that Rep. Tlaib converted campaign funds… to personal use.”@RashidaTlaib likely violated federal law by paying herself with money from her campaign, a probe of the spending found. https://t.co/NsnKLZcPaL— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 17, 2019