Secret Messages Released of Rashida Tlaib Asking for Money For Personal Expenses
An investigation has commenced from the House Ethics Committee into "Squad" member, Rashida Tlaib.
Tlaib allegedly converted campaign funds into personal funds for her own private expenses, which is illegal.
The announcement came in response to a referral that the committee received from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which alleged:
"Rep. Tlaib’s campaign committee, Rashida Tlaib for Congress, reported campaign disbursements that may not be legitimate and verifiable campaign expenditures attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes. If Rep. Tlaib converted campaign funds from Rashida Tlaib for Congress to personal use, or if Rep. Tlaib’s campaign committee expended funds that were not attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes, then Rep. Tlaib may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law."
It was then that the Office of Congressional Ethics recommending an investigation into Tlaib because there was sufficient evidence to show that she used campaign funds for personal matters.
The email from Tlaib to Steve Tobocman and Andrew Goddeeris read,
Steve and Andrew,
I am struggling financially right now. Fayez doesn't pay child support (my fault for not pushing him) and Shane is not helping as much as I had hoped. Sugar Law Center is going to compile all my vacation and sick days to give me another full pay check, but I am sinking.
I budgeted myself, but I think I underestimated having to handle rent and mortgage. The house finally got clearance to rent from the city. We had a ton of interest last month but I didn't want to risk the attacks by proceeding without clearance.
So I was thinking the campaign could loan me money, but Ryan said that the committee could actually pay me. I was thinking a one time payment of 5k. I can always borrow from the brothers, but wanted to ask you both first.