The House Ethics Commission released a host of eye-catching internal campaign messages Thursday, sent by Democratic MPs Rashida Tlaib from Michigan in 2018, where Tlaib urgently needed money from their congressional campaign to pay for personal expenses
The document dump was related to the ongoing ethics review of the committee in Tlaib, which the committee on Thursday called "extended" due to a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). , In addition, the Ethics Committee also announced for the first time on Thursday a probe by Florida's Democratic representative Alcee Hastings regarding a "personal relationship with a person employed by his congressional bureau".
Texts and emails published by the Ethics Committee show Tlaib clamoring with staff to seek financial help.
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In another email, April 4, 2018, Tlaib wrote, "I just will not make it through the campaign without a scholarship."
"With the loss of a second income on which I can sit back," she wrote. "I apply for $ 2,000 a fortnight, but not more than $ 12,000." "The Living Scholarship is spent on much-needed expenses as there are campaigns that involve car maintenance, child care, and other necessities, please let me know I can continue. "  READ THE OCE REFERENCE TO TLAIB
In August of this year, Tlaib wrote to her future chief of staff, Ryan Anderson, at 6:38 pm: "Excuse the early text, but think the campaign I can I'm still trying to get out of debt. "
" I think we can definitely do it, but we really have to clearly define your time and space, "Anderson said cause concern to the media.
The OCE also included scans of numerous checks issued to Tlaib from their campaign, amounting to thousands of dollars.
Talib's lawyer said there was no evidence that she deliberately violated the law, and that there were no bad intentions.
Tlaib's electoral committee, Rashida Tlaib for Congress, allegedly reported "payouts for campaigning that may not be legitimate and verifiable campaign spending due to a good campaign or political purpose," according to a statement by the OCE.
READ THE EXHIBITIONS OF THE OCE THAT TRANSLATE TLAIB'S POSSIBLE BEHAVIOR.
If Tlaib "converted campaign materials from Rashida Tlaib for Congress for personal use, or if the Tlaib Campaign Commission spent funds that are not due to trusted campaigns or political purposes, Tlaib may have violated the house rules, Standards of Conduct and Federal Law, "continued the OCE.
The Ethics Committee On 16 August 2019 it was first announced that the Tlaib concerned had received a referral.
– Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, E-mail Published by the OCE in 2018
"The Board recommends that the Committee continue to review the above statement regarding Rep. Tlaib, as there is a substantial reason assuming that Rep. Tlaib has converted Rashida Tlaib campaign funds for personal use of the Congress or for the purposes of the Rep. Tlaib election committee, funds have been spent that were not attributable to any real campaign or political purpose, "it states.
Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee also said it was investigating an alleged relationship between Hastings and a co-worker, and whether Hastings "received any inappropriate gifts, including any indulgence, from that co-worker."
"The committee specifically examines whether Representative Hastings's relationship with the person employed in his convention office violates House Rule XXIII, Clause 18 (a)," the Ethics Panel said. This provision refers to improper sexual relations with "employees of the House who work under the supervision of the Member, the Delegate or the Resident Commissioner or who are employees of a Committee in which the Member, the Delegate or the Resident Commissioner is active".
"The Committee continues to gather additional information about the allegations," the panel noted.
The Ethics Panel announcement came less than a month after Californian Democrat Ms. Katie Hill resigned with her own staff on allegations of inappropriate personal relationships.
"I've been working with the committee since May 14, 2019," Hastings said in a statement. "While they continue their work, I am ready to cooperate fully with their investigation."  Tlaib and Hastings both advocated the impeachment and impeachment of President Trump on the grounds that he was unable to serve. Earlier in the year, Tlaib boasted that Democrats would "accuse the mother" f-er, "referring to the president.
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE FOX NEWS APP  And in an eye-catching scene at the beginning of a board meeting last month, Hastings – who himself was charged with bribery in 1989 and removed from the Bundesbank – described the alleged "high crimes and offenses" committed by Trump.
Chad Pergram of Fox News contributed to this report.