Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell announced her 2010 bid in a press release. The same day the IRS slapped a lien on a home she hadn’t owned for two years and let the information leak to the press. She was a tax slacker. The IRS now says the lien was not warranted and blamed it on a computer glitch – behavior that has become addictive in this administration. O’Donnell said she provided documentary evidence showing the lien was a mistake, numerous times, but for a period long enough at least, to ruin her Senate chances, the IRS did nothing. O’Donnell had won Republican the primary over RINO Mike Castle who had served terms from January 1993 until January 2011. O’Donnell lost to Democrat Chris Coons 56% to 40%. She didn’t learn about the IRS willful breach until January 2013. The IRS says it was NOT “willful” but knowing what we know today, it’s not a stretch, but a likelihood, that O’Donnell was willfully targeted.
[January 2013] “Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual,” he said in the January message left on her cellphone. Source: Washington Times
On October 29, 2013 O’Donnell trailed Coons by 10% in an October 25-27, 2010 poll. On October 28th, 2010 Gawker published a story by an anonymous and still unverified source saying he had a one-night stand with a “drunken O’Donnell.”
Now, as O’Donnell has asked Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) to help with an investigation, the IRS says they cannot find her records.
Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O’Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history. Source: Washington Times
Was O’Donnell’s case just once more incident of targeting as we have learned happened to conservative groups and to Catherine Engelbrecht and her husband Bryan personally? Their small manufacturing company was targeted for audit after Catherine founded the King Street Patriots and True the Vote. Here are some brief snippets of Catherine’s story from National Review OnLine:
…the 2008 elections left Catherine feeling frustrated…she began attending tea-party meetings, enjoying the political discussion…Catherine soon wanted to do more than just talk…
Working as an alternate judge at the polls in 2009 in Fort Bend County, Texas, Catherine says, she was appalled and dismayed to witness everything from administrative snafus to outright voter fraud.
In summer 2010 after filing for tax exempt status, the FBI showed-up wanting information on a person who had attended one of the King Street Patriot meetings. The ‘Patriots’ had nothing more than a name on a sign-up sheet. They wanted every Facebook post and every Tweet Catherine had sent out.
The ATF showed up unannounced at Bryan’s machine shop and spent 6 hours on site.
A few months later OSHA showed up. Apparently they didn’t like his particular style of safety glasses or the seat belt on his fork lift. A $25,000 fine was negotiated down to $17,500.00. Cha-ching.
Then Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) turned her attention to True the Vote, saying it was more like Stop the Vote. Rep. Elijah Cunningham (D-MD) got in on the attack and said perhaps her goal was not protecting the “integrity” of the vote, but to oppress the vote.
A few months later, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality came to inspect the machine shop. An additional machine permit was required. Cha-ching – $2000 per year. There goes an employee raise.
Throughout, the IRS was burying them in paperwork that never seemed to be processed. As of May the tax exempt application had been neither approved or denied.
Christine O’Donnell will never receive accountability for the breach and leak of her information, and worse, for attaching a lien to a property she did not own and intimating to the political world that she was a tax slacker. Their admission of a “computer glitch” is just one of the ways they manage to rain-down terror on conservative America. You can’t fight against it. Records disappear. “Low-level” employees take the blame. Elections are lost.
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