Investigation of 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann still open
20 February, 2015
Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said that she is not ruling out a presidential run in 2016, and at the very least wants to be a part of the conversation surrounding the Republican candidates. “I have no plans to put together a committee and run again, but I intend to weigh in and be involved,” Bachmann said. She does not have plans to running for president, but she has “a lot to say” about issues like Benghazi because she was a member of the House Intelligence Committee during likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton‘s time as Secretary of State.
During the hearing on February 19, a federal prosecutor said the government was “engaged” and “making progress” in a “larger investigation” and asked to delay against former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson’s sentencing at least until April to allow that investigation to develop. That report found “probable cause” that Sorenson broke Senate ethics rules by accepting payments from a political action committee associated with 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann . A report found “probable cause” that Sorenson broke Senate ethics rules by accepting payments from a political action committee associated with 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and suggested his denials of taking such payment might represent a felony under Iowa law..
The Senate report found that Sorenson was paid by the Bachmann campaign and by a Bachmann-controlled political action committee, but filtered the funds through two separate consulting firms. The report called those payments “deeply suspicious.” Those circuitous routes circumvented reporting requirements of the Federal Election Commission, ensuring the payments were kept hidden from the public.
[January 5 2012 Michelle Bachmann withdraws from primaries –> ‘Butter’ melts]
Michelle Bachmann tanks
The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced January 4 the hiring of Dylan Sellers as President of Production and Acquisitions. Sellers’ new role is effective immediately.
Michelle Williams began her latest dash for an Oscar with a head start – she received the Hollywood Actress Award at the Hollywood Film Festival on Oct. 24.
The festival is considered to be the launch of Oscar season when film industry leaders gather at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to salute leading awards candidates. Williams competes this year for her role as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” which chronicles the experiences of a young employee of Laurence Olivier’s while “The Prince and the Showgirl” was being filmed in 1957.