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Well we know Tea Party groups were targeted by the IRS but just how political did again remember Christine O'Donnell who is running in Delaware for.
Joseph Biden's senate seat while she found out the other day.
She got into politics and the day she did her records were tapped illegally.
And the former.
2010 senate candidate joins us right now the warranty Christine.
Good morning thanks for having me OK so you've you've gotten some cryptic information from people.
-- -- -- to your tax account.
Okay -- what I found out I found this out when a criminal investigator came to visit me in January of this year.
Was that on the day that I announced my campaign on -- ninth 2010.
Someone working for the Delaware government illegally accessed my tax records now coincidentally.
On that same day.
The IRS -- filed an erroneous tax -- with New Castle county.
Dismissed it as a computer -- But that tax -- followed my campaign.
Is still ends up on my credit report and all of this happened.
On the very same day that I announce my campaign in 2010.
And it seems it seems as though.
Senator Chuck Grassley is found out that there's a back door system in which state officials can access americans' private tax records in this case.
It's you know.
Absolutely absolutely and that's what happened in my case.
And I'm very grateful that senator Grassley is investigative team has has taken on this case because.
That kid -- the treasury department's it.
Has decided that this case is closed and the department what justice says that yeah.
This case is closed there's nothing suspicious and somebody broke -- that.
And and you know what it's even more outrageous is that.
As The Washington Times reported this has happened at least eight other times and and those eight that The Washington Times talked about earlier this week.
I'm not included in that and then there's this separate investigation of what happened in mind.
There's too many coincidences when -- there may be pristine morning entering any politician I don't know.
And yet there from what I understand.
They are candidates.
Or or donors to political campaign -- is the bigger story is that I remember reporting on this on on the show when this happened to you.
And it was sort and -- a series of you know oh well you know here's more bad news for -- Christine O'Donnell.
I can't -- and I'm wondering if what if somebody is caught for this.
There would be more charges than just tampering with your -- -- You know what a defamation what about other kinds of charges because this was your reputation at stake.
Absolutely and and like I said.
Even though we have the evidence.
The IRS just within weeks.
Dismiss this as a so called computer -- That tax -- a copy of that around his tax -- was still report it right still held up in front of cameras.
You know used against me from -- from it and obviously it was OK TI has -- your pressure real quick of the IRS hearings that you said that you saw yesterday.
What's your impression of what we found out.
Well there's so many unanswered questions you know for example to me if if someone is abusing their power at the IRS.
And inappropriately accessing.
That the records the private personal records of political candidates and then using it to damage them.
We need answers I am who I am completely dumbfounded as to why.
The criminal investigators have not only closed my case but why Eric Holder says there's no reason to to look.
You know any -- but again you know I'm so grateful that senator Grassley and and the members of of his committee are saying you know.
It's tennis is finished fifth attempt not to keep digging -- -- -- somebody does because you need answers and we only dances -- can be dominant elements that's right our.
-- get this is about restoring fairness to the political process and that affects all Americans regardless of your your political beliefs will put Christine O'Donnell joining us today thank you very much.
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