News just broke about the charges against Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The anti-Trump congresswoman finally admitted that she is being investigated.
The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating Tlaib’s campaign spending, with the allegation being that she improperly paid herself after the campaign ended. Unsurprisingly, her office has denied wrongdoing.
“Representative Tlaib has cooperated completely with the Committee to resolve the referral, which involves the same claims over her publicly disclosed salary during the campaign that conservative groups pressed back in March,” said the statement.
More specifically, the “referral” is an ethics complaint against her campaign, and it’s calling into question spending that occurred after Tlaib won her election.
According to The Daily Wire, a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) spokesperson said that “a candidate can pay themselves after the general election only for activity that occurred up to the day of the election.”
However, it appears that Tlaib may have exceeded this clear legal boundary with thousands of dollars in payments to herself that came after her election win on November 6, 2018. The investigation continues.
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