Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is demanding to know why officials snooped on her tax records just after she announced her 2010 Senate run. The Tea Party favorite was informed in January by a Treasury agent that her tax records had been improperly accessed.

As it turns out, the snooping was triggered by a news article that erroneously claimed she had a tax lien on her house, a revelation that hurt her campaign's fiscally conservative message.

Delaware officials now claim that the records of when and how often they accessed O'Donnell's records were destroyed.

She told Fox and Friends last week that the IRS filed a lien on her property that they later dismissed as a computer error. She said that "coincidentally" the lien was filed on the same day that her tax records were illegally accessed.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is investigating the matter.