Ethics committee investigating Michele Bachmann over presidential run
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers in the United States are continuing an investigation of Republican Representative Michele Bachmann, a former presidential candidate.
The House of Representatives' ethics committee announced on Friday it received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent investigative body, and said in a brief statement it would continue to look into Ms Bachmann's case.
The committee said it would announce its course of action in September, stressing that an extension did not, in itself, indicate an ethics violation. A lawyer for Ms Bachmann previously acknowledged the investigation by the OCE and said Ms Bachmann was cooperating.
The probe is focused in part on her short-lived presidential bid.