From U.S. and World Report:
Schock put out those fires by repaying the money — how, he doesn’t really say — and the media interest largely went away. But CREW kept combing through his records; just last month, it named Schock, again, to its most-corrupt list for the third time.
“We filed complaints with the office of Congressional Investigation, because they have jurisdiction for a piece of this. We filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, because they have a piece of this,” Weissman says. “Each of those entities has jurisdictions for a piece of it, but that’s also what makes it difficult.”
“The FEC is not very assertive with its investigative and regulatory powers. And it’s always a question with the FBI: What does it take to actually trigger a criminal investigation?” she says. “We’ve seen this demise of journalism — newspaper and news media don’t have the resources, by and large, to do the kind of journalism you need to do to uncover this.”