According to CNN, O’Donnell is working on shaking down her supporters for MORE money for her legal bills related the the FCC investigation into the misuse of her campaign funds. Apparently she is in settlement talks and it looks like she is looking for money to keep fighting the FCC over charges of misuse of campaign funds — misuses she admitted she did.
“I’m going to be straight forward and candid in this email – probably more candid and vulnerable than my political advisers would like!” O’Donnell said in a message to the supporters of her political action committee ChristinePAC. “I am facing a major decision and you play a large part in this decision.” [...]
“There is a greater good in this fight – this is about STOPPING THE BULLYING when citizen politicians step up to fight against the corruption in DC. The establishment tries to push us off the field and distract us by burying us with non-sense battles.”
The e-mail was sent to supporters in an effort to solicit donations for her legal defense against the FEC complaint, which was brought against her by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington during her 2010 campaign and alleges that she used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses.
So where did all of the money go? (You can see the FEC reports available for Christine PAC here. PDF of her 2013 Mid Year report is here.)You’ll recall that I always thought she was in this for the Wingnut Welfare and I still think it is true. You can see her most recent PAC filing and can see plenty of money going to lawyers, management consultants, list managers as well as Comcast, Delmarva Power and Mid-Atlantic Realty (which looks like they rent apartments, not offices — anyone know?) AND $32K to the IRS.
Another question — she reports almost $25K on Line 17 — an item that is meant to identify Other Federal Receipts like dividends or interest. What could this number be from?
Rumor also has it that the DE Finance Department has been cleared of wrongdoing by Grassley’s office in checking her tax records.
In any event, I’m betting she won’t run for anything next cycle, but will keep up the grift on her supporters.
h/t anon source