A House committee is continuing its hearings into the Internal Revenue Service targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups.
In the meantime, the U.S. Treasury Department told Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, that at least four politicians had their private information examined improperly by the IRS.
Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said she is one of them. She said the day she announced her run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, the government placed a tax lien on her house.
The problem is she didn't own the house at the time. The IRS later withdrew the lien, calling it a "computer glitch."
But in January, O'Donnell was informed by a criminal investigator for the Treasury Department that her records had been improperly accessed on the day she decided to run.
O'Donnell claimed she had been warned that if she ran for Senate, the IRS would "(expletive) her head."
"Whether it's one, eight or 80 (cases), it's an abuse of power at the IRS. It's using the IRS as a political weapon, and that shouldn't be done," O'Donnell told The Washington Times.