Skip to comments.Suspects in La. senator phone tamper try released
Posted on 01/26/2010 3:35:41 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Three men suspected of trying to tamper with phones at Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's office have been released from a suburban New Orleans jail.
Among them was James O'Keefe, a conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN. O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24.
They declined comment, and Dai said there will be a time for that
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I have a feeling he will bring some true pain.
Just idle speculation here, but the arrests did not come until after all suspects had left the office.
Now could it be possible that they were removing, not installing, a device?
This device might now be long gone.
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Or, maybe Mary has something these guys got a whiff of and really doesn’t want to prosecute them.
Does whistleblower protection cover potential criminal acts which uncover corruption?
Did someone post bond? Or were they just released?
Well, so far they’ve done more jail time than any of the Democrat tax cheats.
For a group that had to expose Acorn on YouTube, these guys are sure getting some serious mainstream press this time around!
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JJ, I don’t thing this is as bad as it looks. Lets see what shakes out. O’Keefe is not an idiot. Far from it.
I think 10 grand each.
Agreed. Will continue to monitor and ping when warranted.
That may be true. Sadly, if I were a conservative doing investigative work and suspected of wrong-doing, New Orleans is one of the last places I would want to be caught...innocent or not. Some reports on this case are already describing this as an attempted wire/phone tapping caper. Somebody needs to keep a close eye on them to make sure they are not railroaded.
Hmmm, very interesting what he said. This could get very good.
>>Now could it be possible that they were removing, not installing, a device?
This is what I suspect. I also have a feeling that the Flanaghan kid is a mole. If this is so, and they have the tape, god help the Democrat party.
BECAUSE THE TAPE WILL NOT.
This is where this story gets interesting because no one says that if they don't have the goods. As I said when this thing first went down, he has something very bad on these guys and they are scared to death. Remember "veritas" is the opposite of the lying leftist who control the media, Congress and the White House right now. A bombshell will be coming out in October right before the elections.
I am a journalist. The truth shall set me free.
And I hope it does.
O’Keefe is @JamesOKeefeIII on twitter. Might be a good follow.
“O’Keefe said “veritas,” the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24.”
Interesting that there is no mention of Flanagan being released.
O’Keefe seems to have been there to film whatever Flanagan and Basel were up to while Dai waited outside.
Flanagan is the son of acting U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan in Shreveport.
I suspect there is much more to the story.
At 9:36 p.m. EST, O’Keefe tweeted:
I am a journalist. The truth shall set me free.
He commented on the suit against him:
“INTERESTING TIMING; acorn suit against Giles and I filed today in federal district court http://bit.ly/4Fd6zc 5:04 PM Jan 21st”
I think the “wiretapping” thing is an invention of the authorities in order to make the charges more serious and that if the prosecutors try to push it, they won’t have much evidence.
The guys can say that the phone ruse was just to get into the building.
As to “veritas”, it could just be bravado on O’Keefe’s part.
| > Does whistleblower protection cover potential criminal
> acts which uncover corruption?
Generally, the Whistleblower Acts apply to government, employees or associates of the entity in question.
However, External Whistleblowers, such as members of the media, have limited protections in certain situations to expose corruption.
A lot of their success with this defense depends on actual violations committed. An intangible aspect here is if they have already gathered any damning “dirt” on Landrieu or other Senators with which to plea bargain, or request IG or other special federal protections — as I suspect they might ...
After being threatened with wiretapping charges in Maryland with the ACORN sting there, I would be very, VERY surprised if they didn't consult with attorneys beforehand to determine protections they would be afforded as members of the media or as Whistleblowers if they were, in fact, caught ...
“Interesting that there is no mention of Flanagan being released.”
Hmmmm Flanagan could be a mole.
I certainly hope so.
Odd,but I haven’t noticed the word “alledged” in any of the reports. I don’t think the government authorities have these guys skeered.
When I look up James O'Keefe III on Twitter, there is a link to his website http://www.veritasvisuals.com/ , which has very recently been registered and has no content.
Right there is your link to the "veritas" statement.
I dunno, he's 25 years old and calls Alinsky a genius and says politically he's a "[P]rogressive radical"
curiouser and curiouser...
Alinsky was a genius. But O’Keefe is mistaken about being a progressive.
Those are his words, not mine.
I don't think a progressive would expose the lying crooks at Planned Parenthood. People just like the word "progressive."
Apparently he got over confident after his successful stings of ACORN. He should have known better than to break federal law, if he did. He has been released, they don’t say whether the charges were dropped of not.
He’s being cheeky. About Alinsky, too. He’s basically saying he’s co-opting Alinsky’s tactics.
That's why the libturds appropriated the word.
It's the Big Lie. Their policies have been shown to fail repeatedly. They are not progressive, they are regressive!
Yes. Tactics are distinct from goals.
From your words to God’s ears. I have an inkling that we are seeing the work of true patriots.
He uses Alinsky against them.
Perhaps he is a ‘new’ Progressive... leaning right.
That’s my take too.
Certainly not the level of bail you might need to post for a real crime.
There's bad blood in the water on this one and the guy at the Post is playing with himself. I'd suggest that if this story turns to pooh, like his last one, they'll can him.
The inside office was a US Senator's field office. There are many such places. None of them are considered secret installations or whatever.
You just go visit the office ~ thousands of people do that every day.
Alinsky may have figured out how to bully around a neighborhood, or even a small town, but a genius? Naw ~ not even year it. Guy was a puke.