-By Warner Todd Huston
Word has run like wildfire through the Internet that former GOP Senate candidate for Delaware, Christine O'Donnell, is under investigation for misuse of campaign funds. O'Donnell flatly refutes the claims and says that these rumors were started by operatives of the establishment of both parties in Delaware, rumors meant to prevent her from ever running for office again.
In an email to supporters, O'Donnell and her staffers said that claims she is under investigation are nothing but "unfounded rumors" and she has not been contacted by officials about an investigation. She also vowed to fully cooperate if authorities do contact her.
O'Donnell's campaign manager, Matt Moran, claims that the rumors were started by a disgruntled former campaign staffer and pushed by "the George Soros-funded CREW" organization in an attempt to "intimidate and threaten Christine, even after the election."
O'Donnell herself added:
"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?!
"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."
As developments occur, we'll report on them.