Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is facing a potential firestorm over a statement she made to reporters in August in which she claimed she was not aware of any ethics violations by her boss.
She said she was “not aware” of any actions she could be held responsible for.
A congressional investigation is underway into whether she violated the Hatch Act, which bars members of Congress from accepting campaign donations or receiving campaign contributions from lobbyists, which could trigger the ethics charges.
The investigation could also bring pressure on Wasserman Schultz.
In an interview with the New York Times on Monday, Wasserman Schultz said she had no idea what she was talking about.
“I’m not aware what I was saying,” she said.
“I am not aware that anybody has asked me, and I certainly don’t know that anyone has asked anybody.”
She said she believed her comments were an effort to protect the reputation of the DNC, which has faced criticism for how it handled the 2016 election.
Wasserman Schultz has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past few weeks after the publication of a series of emails that appear to show she tried to influence the Democratic Party’s primary process in order to help Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.
The emails show that DNC officials sought to help Clinton’s campaign by creating a database of likely primary voters.
In one email, Wasserman Schick Schultz told DNC staffers to make a list of potential supporters and to use that list to contact them if they would like to get a phone call.
She also said she did not want to “spill the beans” because she believed they were about to be leaked.
She added, “I know that’s not something that we would want to do in any way.”
The Hill is not naming the staffers because the FBI is investigating.