Former chief of staff to break silence on Michele Bachmann
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Apr 18, 2013
WASHINGTON GOP operative Andy Parrish, a former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, is expected to tell an Iowa Senate ethics panel that her 2012 presidential campaign made improper payments to its state chairman.
Having maintained a public silence so far, Parrish referred questions Wednesday to his attorney, John Gilmore, who said his client will corroborate allegations from another former Bachmann aide, Peter Waldron.
Waldron, a Florida pastor, claims that the campaign hid payments to Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, in violation of Iowa Senate ethics rules that bar members from receiving pay from presidential campaigns.
Until now, Parrish has been identified by the committee only as Witness A, Gilmore said.
The time has come to confirm that Witness A is Andy Parrish, and hell be providing an affidavit with supporting material that completely supports the representations previously made by Peter Waldron, Gilmore said.
Sorenson has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, calling the ethics charges totally baseless, without evidence, and a waste of Iowans time and money. Lawyers for the Bachmann campaign also have denied the allegations.
Waldrons accusations are also the subject of inquiries by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The investigations are part of a growing web of legal problems facing Bachmann, including a lawsuit by former staffer Barbara Heki alleging that Sorenson stole a proprietary e-mail list of Iowa home-school families from her personal computer. Those allegations also are the subject of an ongoing police investigation in Urbandale, Iowa.
Gilmore said Parrish can provide the ethics panel documentary evidence that Sorenson was paid $7,500 a month to work on Bachmanns campaign, money that was funneled to him indirectly through C&M Strategies, a Colorado-based company controlled by Bachmann fundraiser Guy Short.
Among the sources of the funding, Waldron contends, was Bachmanns independent political organization, MichelePAC, also headed by Short. Attorneys for Short have denied the allegations, which also are part of the FEC inquiry.
#2 Apr 18, 2013
Lemme know when you are done "Playing me" as you diddle yourself, so that I can take my name back.
By the way, YOU could not carry my water.
#3 Apr 18, 2013
My oh my! Mrs Bachmann sure does create angst in the weak minds of the Deviants.
The only people more demented than Mrs Bachmann, are the Deviated whom she frightens.
IF there was a Campaign Issue in her Campaign, it is nothing when compared to what the Collectivists are doing "Legally" with the Royal Pen, and Propaganda that keeps you Sheeple stupid.
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