Cross Posted on Delaware Liberal.
The Wilmington News Journal is reporting that Christine "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell (R-Teabagistan) has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against her former campaign attorney, Jonathan Moseley. Moseley, an attorney in Virginia, is a frequent commenter on local Delaware political blogs, both left and right, always defending the honor of one Christine O'Donnell. Yet, Moseley has demanded $18,250 for work and expenses he incurred this year defending her against CREW's complaint and in 2008 in her race against Joe Biden for the Senate.
Interestingly, on Moseley's website that I linked above, right on his front page, he is still soliciting donations for Christine's own legal defense fund to pay off old campaign debts and expenses. See the screenshots below, of Moseleys' website showing the solicitation in the red box, and the page where you can kindly submit your donation.
You'll notice that the solicitation is not outdated. It is current. And the second page contains many more details not shown in the screenshot, and they are as follows:
There remain legal claims for unpaid bills against Christine O'Donnell, long after her U.S. Senate campaign and her legal defense against unfair demands for her criminal prosecution ended. Would you be willing donate to help pay off these invoices so she does not have to mount a new (and public) legal defense against new claims against her?
Not only are there unpaid expenses, debts, and claims, but now it is going to get even worse with legal bills to fight over those items. Having a public, legal fight can only enrich the lawyers and not help our conservative cause.
Do you think the campaign's Treasurer should pay those who actually did the work for Christine O'Donnell's campaign and who researched and discovered the truth about allegations against her?
Or should the Treasurer pay new lawyers to fight against those who actually performed work for Christine O'Donnell and her defense, by raising legal technicalities to cheat those who worked out of their hard-earned money? Should ‘Friends of Christine O’Donnell’ search for ways to avoid paying those who actually did work for Christine O’Donnell’s campaign?
Christine O'Donnell says she worries about those who donated to her campaign, how they will feel about the way money is spent. But surely those donors do not want to see their money used for litigation against Christine O'Donnell's own supporters and workers! [....]
On October 12, 2011, Christine O'Donnell told me, Jonathon Moseley, that there will not be enough money in her campaign committee "Friends of Christine O'Donnell" to pay disputed claims from her campaign and the legal, public, and political defense after her campaign in 2011.
Christine told me that she may have to use her personal funds, which are very limited, to pay for lawyers.
So basically, Jonathon Moseley is raising money on his website, supposedly from Christine O'Donnell's diehard supporters, to pay himself. Hey, I admire the ingenuity. Because Lord knows, Christine O'Donnell will never pay a campaign debt unless forced to by a court of law, and even then it is a 50/50 proposition.
Further, I love the part at the end, in bold, where Christine says the campaign funds are exhausted and she may now have to dip into her own personal funds. That's rich, pardon the pun. Her campaign funds are her personal funds. They reason why they are exhausted is because she transferred the campaign funds to her PAC, from which she is drawing a salary.