Michele Bachmann expands her unproven allegations that the U.S. government is being infiltrated and subverted by radical jihadists, members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
While Bachmann has received public scoldings from a number of noteworthy Republicans, she continues to point to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, as a potential threat.
Although Bachmann refused to speak with CNN’s Dana Bash about her allegations, she did speak on Glenn Beck’s program. “If the state department breaks American law to bring a terrorist in to the white house,” she tells Beck, “it certainly is conceivable that maybe they looked the other way issuing this security clearance, that’s all we’re doing is asking a question.”
Bachmann continues to allege that not only was Abedin’s late father a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, but also that Abedin’s brother and mother are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood.
Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison refutes the claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann and four of her Republican colleagues in letters sent to government agencies calling for an investigation into potential Muslim extremists. Rep. Ellison tells Anderson Cooper that Bachmann's claims of 'deep penetration' of Muslim extremist infiltration into the highest levels of the U.S. government are "not true, it doesn't exist, its a phantom" and that "it just is the worst of guilt by association, it is a stark front to American values" and "we've got to stand up for this idea that we all count in this America"
Rep. Michele Bachmann and other members of Congress call for the Muslim Brotherhood to be investigated. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute and Alex Seitz-Wald, staff writer for Salon.com discuss the letters sent to 5 government agencies calling for an investigation.
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