Christine O’Donnell Responds to Rehashed Rumors of Misuse of Funds By Liberal Media

Liberal activists in the media restarted the rumors today that Christine O’Donnell was under investigation for misuse of campaign funds. The rumors have been circulating in the press for months.

Of course, they had to use an unflattering photo of conservative Christine O’Donnell for their report.

Friends of Christine O’Donnell released this statement tonight.

Christine O’Donnell’s campaign released the following statement in response to rumors of a legal investigation. The O’Donnell campaign revealed that prior to today Democrat insiders had warned her that the “Establishment” were planning to use phony investigations to end her political career.

Campaign Manager Matt Moran responded to the rumor of a criminal investigation,

“We have heard absolutely nothing other than the same unsubstantiated allegations and rumors that have been circulating in the press for months. If anything does materialize from this rumor, we will continue to fully cooperate as we have made every attempt to ensure we are in compliance with all rules and regulations. The politically motivated charge was all started by false accusations by Christine’s political opponents, and ratcheted up by former Biden staffer Melanie Sloan and CREW with their false claims. Let us be clear: there was no impermissible use of campaign funds. Period. This is just an ongoing effort by the George Soros-funded CREW and other liberal groups and individuals to intimidate and threaten Christine, even after the election.

Christine O’Donnell commented further:

“Since anonymous sources are being taken seriously, please allow me to share some tips I’ve received and keep the tipsters’ identities anonymous. We’ve been warned by multiple high-ranking Democrat insiders that the Delaware Democrat and Republican political establishment is jointly planning to pull out all the stops to ensure I would never again upset the apple cart. Specifically they told me the plan was to crush me with investigations, lawsuits and false accusations so that my political reputation would become so toxic no one would ever get behind me. I was warned by numerous sources that the DE political establishment is going to use every resource available to them. So given that the King of the Delaware Political Establishment just so happens to be the Vice President of the most liberal Presidential administration in U.S. history, it is no surprise that misuse and abuse of the FBI would not be off the table. And further connecting the dots, do you think it is just a coincidence that Melanie Sloan was a senior Biden staffer just before she joined CREW and filed her complaint against me?!”

O’Donnell referred in part to the fact that CREW’s complaint is based upon two people who have no knowledge about the matters they allege:

(a) Kristin Murray spent 1 1/2 weeks with Christine O’Donnel’s 2008 campaign spread over 3 weeks — most of it distracted by a family or personal concern — and was fired for not showing up to work due to the distraction. Thus, Kristin Murray’s claims are not made from any personal knowledge but Murray is simply repeating rumors started by others.

(b) David Keegan was allowed to organize one or more fund-raising bar-b-cues and events, but was never privy to the finances of either the O’Donnell campaign or O’Donnell personally. Keegan also has no knowledge of the issues he raises concerning O’Donnell.

O’Donnell added: “I have faith that our supporters and the general public will see right through these thug tactics. This is simply an Establishment trick to stop the anti-establishment Tea Party movement in its tracks. Heck, the Presidency is at stake in 2012.”

Boiled down to essential facts, the Associated Press report indicates only that a single person was interviewed in the routine handling of the September 21, 2010 complaint by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

This routine questioning to review and clear a complaint is being mischaracterized as something new or different. In reality “nothing happened” today except that it was a slow news day at the Associated Press.

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