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ACORN gotcha man among four arrested for attempting to bug Mary Landrieu's office
The Times-Picayune ^ | January 26, 2010 | David Hammer

Posted on 01/26/2010 12:41:17 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian

The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O'Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility.

FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes alleges that O'Keefe aided and abetted two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who dressed up as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office's telephone system.

A fourth person, Stan Dai, was accused of aiding and abetting Basel and Flanagan. All four were charged with entering fedral property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.

A witness from Landrieu's staff said O'Keefe was present in the office and claimed to be "waiting for someone to arrive."

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; fbi; jamesokeefe; landrieu; louisiana; marylandrieu; okeefe; wiretapping
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 12:41:20 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Whoops...


2 posted on 01/26/2010 12:43:37 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Ruh-Roh....

This kid had a promising future that he just threw away.....


3 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:28 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Cheap_Hessian

this is what happens when you embarrass a dictator


4 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Personally, I’d have gone after Pelosi or Reid’s office, but hey, great try.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:30 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

What an idiot.


6 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:44 PM PST by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Damn..... just damn...


7 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Wonder how this is going to play out.


8 posted on 01/26/2010 12:44:45 PM PST by Portnoy (Visit me at www.thehipposass.com or follow me on Twitter @thehipposass)
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To: DwFry

Hmmmn.

So O’Keefe is with the ACORN Staff?

This doesn’t sound right: ACORN ought to know she’s a loyal democrat.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 12:45:08 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Good idea. Wish it had worked & you’d caught her red handed. Don’t get caught next time.

I mean... they’re innocent until proven guilty - maybe this is all some mistake..


10 posted on 01/26/2010 12:45:20 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
A witness from Landrieu's staff said O'Keefe was present in the office and claimed to be "waiting for someone to arrive."

I wonder what thats about?

11 posted on 01/26/2010 12:45:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

I smell a “setup” as payback for the damage to ACORN. This IS New Orleans, after all.

But I suppose you never know.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 12:46:09 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Dumb Ass.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 12:46:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“Personally, I’d have gone after Pelosi or Reid’s office, but hey, great try”

I wonder how they got caught? The court documents would be interesting to see. What’s wrong with a little bugging anyway, unless they’ve got something to hide, right?..


14 posted on 01/26/2010 12:47:24 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Honestly I don’t believe he’s that stupid.


15 posted on 01/26/2010 12:47:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

WTF, James?

You should have stayed with exposing ACORN. Landrieu probably would have been voted out next time she was up anyway, you didn’t need to do this.


16 posted on 01/26/2010 12:47:39 PM PST by hattend (Mary Jo, this one's for you! (Thank you, Massachusetts - welcome back to the union))
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To: Cheap_Hessian

If so, this is very bad. It will be used to discredit his prior work against ACORN. It is a damn shame!


17 posted on 01/26/2010 12:47:47 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: GeronL
A witness from Landrieu's staff said O'Keefe was present in the office and claimed to be "waiting for someone to arrive."
 
Maybe he was waiting for the cops? /s

18 posted on 01/26/2010 12:47:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Bottom line...we owe this filmaker a lot for exposing ACORN.


19 posted on 01/26/2010 12:48:17 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The headline is a bit confusing. “Acorn gotcha man” means “the man who pulled a gotcha on ACORN”, not a gotcha man with ACORN.

I suspect a frame up here. I can’t see O’Keefe resorting to illegal wiretaps, when all he’d need to do is put on the pimp outfit.


20 posted on 01/26/2010 12:49:37 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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