The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it was extending its investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, who is also under a Justice Department probe for allegations he broke campaign finance laws.
The Ethics Committee investigation began after the matter was transmitted from the Office of Congressional Ethics on Nov. 8. A press release said the Ethics Committee would announce its “course of action in this matter on or before Monday, February 6, 2012.”
A Federal Election Commission report obtained by TPM on Wednesday found that the evidence “comes close to supporting a finding that it is more likely than not” that Buchanan broke the law. They also said that Buchanan did “not seem credible.”