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Ethics Committee will continue to look at 3 cases

Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Ethics Committee will continue to look into ethics investigations of Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and two other lawmakers.

The committee is also dismissing a potential case against Massachusetts Democrat John Tierney as ``inconclusive.'' The committee announced Wednesday it will continue to look at cases referred to it by the outside Office of Congressional Ethics that involve Bachmann, Illinois Republican Representative Pete Roskam and New York Democratic Representative Tim Bishop.

It stopped short of launching formal investigations into any of the lawmakers. The committee was required to declare its intentions for all four cases by Wednesday. Bachmann's case centers on potential violations of federal campaign finance laws and House rules during her short-lived 2012 presidential campaign.

Bachmann said in a statement she complied with House ethics rules.

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