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Watch: Christine O'Donnell Blames Criminal Probe on VP Joe Biden



Christine O'Donnell is the subject of a federal criminal probe into illegal use of campaign funds during her failed U.S. Senate run, the News Journal reports:

"The case, which has been assigned to two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been sent to a grand jury...Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the national ethics group, previously called O'Donnell's use of more than $7 million in donated funds 'Magic Money,' and repeated a claim that she had misused campaign resources for personal expenses, including household rent. 'Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell spent the 2010 campaign responding to nearly endless questions about her integrity, including allegations she had treated her campaign account like her personal piggy bank,' CREW said in summarizing its questions about O'Donnell's record."

O'Donnell appeared on Good Morning America today, where she blamed Vice President Joe Biden for the probe, and also the Today show, where she placed the blame for the probe on establishment Republicans who are after her.

Watch MSNBC's report on the probe, and O'Donnell's interviews placing blame, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Joe Miller redux

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 30, 2010 12:58:29 PM

  2. http://fablog.ehrensteinland.com/2010/12/30/hommage-a-jim-thompson/

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 30, 2010 1:00:16 PM

  3. what do you do with a witch in jail? you laugh hard.the tea party has just learned the hard fools and their money are soon parted. they have problems with rights and apparently ethics.

    Posted by: walter | Dec 30, 2010 1:09:39 PM

  4. Christine O'Donnel is totally justified in spending that money. Newt eyes and frog toes are very expensive these days.

    Posted by: Wrecks | Dec 30, 2010 1:28:09 PM

  5. I don't think even Serena can get her out of this jam.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 30, 2010 1:51:30 PM

  6. How long until she is asking for more money for legal fees?

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 30, 2010 1:51:41 PM

  7. You are right Tank but I think Endorra could, aren't her powers stonger than Serena and Samantha's ?

    Posted by: jerry | Dec 30, 2010 2:47:23 PM

  8. The irony is typical of the Religious Right - they LIE to get what they want. And yet, if they claim any faith in the bible, they'd know that lying, bearing false witness, is a COMMANDMENT. you know. a Commandment. a direct one. a clear one. from "God."

    how typical that she and her ilk focus only on random out-of-context pieces of scripture throughout the bible to harp on: (ie, gays and sex and gay sex and blah blah blah...) all the while they flagrantly disobey a Commandment.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 30, 2010 3:28:45 PM

  9. Dr. Bombay! Dr. Bombay! Come right away, Dr. Bombay!

    Posted by: YellowRocket | Dec 30, 2010 3:33:11 PM

  10. I have always felt that Christine O'Donnell is in way over her head. She is like the dog that has finally caught the car and then doesn't know what to do.

    She does not have the ability to attract and keep her version of 'the best and the brightest' because smart politicos can see that her wagon is not worth being hitched to.

    She also doesn't have the sense to go get a job.

    If Ms. O'Donnell thinks she is being a victim of thug politics, she really is clue-free as to how she would have been treated in Washington, US Senator or not. Losing was the best thing for her, for Delaware and for the country.

    Posted by: esther blodgett | Dec 30, 2010 3:43:33 PM

  11. I think you mean:

    "Calling Dr. Bombay, calling Dr. Bombay. Emergency! Come right away!"

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 30, 2010 3:45:58 PM

  12. Yes!

    Posted by: Corvidae | Dec 30, 2010 3:54:20 PM

  13. @PatrickNYC - you can go online right now and donate to Friends of Christine O'Donnell. All major credit cards accepted.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 30, 2010 4:16:33 PM

  14. Sarah Palin's long lost little witch sister.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Dec 30, 2010 4:37:03 PM

  15. The true delusion here is that she thinks she's worthy of Joe Biden's attention, much less dirty tricks. She's got a long way to go before he notices that particular insect under his shoe.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 30, 2010 4:37:48 PM

  16. I think the same charges happened in the 90's after she first started her campaigning. She's been a perennial crank candidate for a long while.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 30, 2010 4:58:17 PM

  17. Christine O'Donnel: VICTIM!

    except for denying she did anything wrong, she did not answer ONE question she was asked;

    poor baby!

    Posted by: mike/ | Dec 30, 2010 5:12:32 PM

  18. She also looks like she's spending a lot of the money on food, definitely not the gym or slim fast.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 30, 2010 5:38:02 PM

  19. Where is Tabitha when she needs her?

    Posted by: homer | Dec 30, 2010 5:42:31 PM

  20. I truly hope the investigation is fruitful and multiplies. In the end, I think just punishment for her and her supporters would be to be burned at the stake. She's a crook and has profited a great deal as a political entertainer. I'd be interested to see a detailed forensic accounting of her campaign funds right down to the last penny.

    Posted by: Bob R | Dec 30, 2010 5:53:19 PM

  21. Wait a minute... she *admitted* to using campaign cash to pay for her rent, but the people who are saying she did that from her campaign are joining some 'conspiracy?'

    This lady is batty. When she's convicted, I don't think they should lock her up -- I think they should get her help. She's as crazy as a bed bug.

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 30, 2010 6:21:18 PM

  22. uncategorically. undefinetly.

    Posted by: topher | Dec 30, 2010 6:27:10 PM

  23. Christine O'Donnell is not a witch. But she is an idiot.

    Posted by: Ealan75 | Dec 30, 2010 7:05:36 PM

  24. I guess she couldn't use the Nixon line, "...I'm not a crook..." because, apparently, she is one...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Dec 30, 2010 8:33:14 PM

  25. She's a professional candidate....writing a book....starting a
    PAC....keeping a campaign manager on the payroll....fundraising. She may be a whackjob on getting facts straight, but she knows how to work the system, just like Palin.

    Posted by: wimsy | Dec 31, 2010 9:44:25 AM

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