Rep. Lori Tahran lied about campaign funds. The House Ethics Committee cleared her anyway.
“Trahan gave a number of conflicting and inconsistent responses” said Brendan Fischer, federal reform director at the Campaign Legal Center, “and ultimately it appeared it came from an account individually owned by her husband. The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Ethics Committee find that Trahan did violate the law, but the Ethics Committee cleared Trahan. A big part of that is that the House Ethics Committee is made up of other members of Congress and there’s often an aversion to members of Congress holding other members accountable for ethics violations.”
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