Skip to comments.ACORN foe James O'Keefe arrested by FBI in plot to bug Landrieu's office
Posted on 01/26/2010 6:43:50 PM PST by FromLori
The conservative young filmmaker who tarnished the reputation of a liberal activist group with his undercover videos has been arrested for allegedly trying to bug Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans.
Federal investigators allege that James O'Keefe was among a group of four men who created a ruse to enter Landrieu's downtown office for the supposed purpose of repairing the lawmaker's telephones. O'Keefe and another man, Stan Dai, are accused of aiding the plot, while two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, are accused of pretending to be telephone company employees, according to federal court records (PDF) unsealed today.
All four, including O'Keefe, were arrested Monday and charged by federal prosecutors with entering federal property under false pretenses and with the intent of committing a felony. If convicted, Flanagan, Basel, O'Keefe and Dai face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
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Naw, if you get immediately released from jail after taking on and severely damaging the rat power structure, it means the rats know they have nothing on you, and keenly wish to avoid a ‘Free O’Keefe!’ storyline.
This is gonna be great.
Guerrilla conservatism. Payback is hell, RATS.
Maybe, but not this Liddy, Jr. O’Keefe is a grandstanding dumb kid with a phone camera.
Rush says conservatives throw their own kind overboard too eagerly, and I agree.
They’re OURS, so I’ll just say THEY WERE FRAMED.
Why can’t our folks LEARN from libs?
THEY WERE F-R-A-M-E-D...OK?
You’ve got them on videotape you say? YOU CREATED THE VIDEO...!
You’ve got 1,000 witnesses? OK, they’re ALL LYING...!
They confessed? It’s a lie —they didn’t. They did? YOU FORCED IT.
I’m with O’Keefe, I’m with those kids 1,000 times over.
The MSM had to be dragged kicking and screaming to cover the ACORN story but look how fast they all jumped on this!
AN FBI political enough to burn down a Texas church, or shut down the biggest source of jihadi intel we’ve had in 10 years is ASSUREDLY POLITICAL ENOUGH to set O’Keefe up on Obummer’s say-so.
Do NOT be STUPID.
A set-up? And overreaction by the FBI, perhaps, but a set-up? You're going to have to explain to me how someone enticed O'Keefe and his colleagues to wonder into a Senators office, with two of the three wearing "telephone repairman" costumes. You're going to have to color me skeptical that Landrieu or any of her minions are smart enough to "set-up" such a sting.
Maybe it’ll turn out that some of those guys were trying to frame O’Keefe, but using his well known expertise at recording conversations, he’ll have it all recorded and be able to prove his innocence, and the guilt of those trying to frame him.
Might as well engage in a little speculation.
Interesting that this arrest came within two weeks of a lawsuit by Acorn manager being filed against him. This is undoubtedly a democrat hit...these are not nice people...
You are RIGHT..! Your theory is EXCELLENT..! Bravo!
‘Please don’t throw me in that brier patch!’
Boy this is getting instantaneous coverage in every area of the MSM. Some of these media sources have still not reported on climategate.
Your statement that a conservative does not break the law is exactly what then? A conservative who breaks the law is a conservative who broke the law. His political leanings are not at issue. He’s exactly what you said in this post, “a grandstanding dumb kid with a phone camera.” He may be a dumb conservative, but I don’t know how you arrive at your previous conclusion.
Totally agree. Looks like a trap. But here’s hoping these young people had the sense to have backup protection material. But, the other thing is, they are in Dixie Mafia territory where they kill for the fun of it - and they especially go after judges and LEO’s either with bribes or violence or both.
We need to pray for the safety of these guys....pray that they get good defense attorneys immediately and have some kind of protection around them at all times.
NEVER take something like this at face value - not in these times.
“Im with OKeefe, Im with those kids 1,000 times over.”
Agreed. If he did something stupid, so be it. He’s still OK in my book and deserves our full support. In prison or out!
Can you say "moron"? O'Keefe personally torpedoes ACORN, BO's long time supporters, for whom he litigated back in the 1990s, on whom the Democrats had counted for government funded vote fraud in 2010. O'Keefe then conspires to enter the office of a Democrat Senator, in a famously corrupt Democrat town, and commit multiple, apparently politically motivated, Federal felonies?
As Joe Pesci's character said in the movie Casino this guy is just beggin' to be made an example of
I'm afraid Eric Holder, and company, will oblige him. Memo to Freepers: If you you pull a high profile stunt, that seriously embarrasses the Democrat Party, while the Democrat Party controls the Justice Department, you better keep your nose clean. Do file your taxes on times, and have documentation for every deduction. Do not exaggerate your income by even a nickle on an application for a federally funded, or federally guaranteed, loan. Do not develop a taste for Cuban cigars, or collect exotic pets that need a federal license to be legal.
Oh, and don't get caught even possibly conspiring to bug the office of a Democrat Senator, in a Federal Building, in a Democrat town.
Oh, I don't know... is that anything like entering federal property to vote "aye" for a huge bribe?
Been around a lot of these guys over the years and I really don't recall any sort of "costume".
Right you are —the big story now is not simply that security is bad, but that it seems like it CANNOT improve; the WH party crashers, PantyBomber, AfghanJordanBoomBoy, airport rope-line ducker, etc....
But the security of Capitol Hill somehow remained magically untouched, and James went up there with his trusty toolbox (and camcorder) to cook up some SacredCow burgers.
And during the initial recon the heat burned him, bugged him, then sat back for the main op to commence:
1. They’d foil an attempted penetration
2. They’d shore up their cred with Obama
The FBI managed to stop...THE HARDY BOYS WITH X-RAY GOGS...!
Since these guys presented no threat to anyone, commited no crimes, and were simply visiting a Senator's field office and didn't go any further than the reception area (where even you can go), this case will turn to poop in a couple of days.
Ah, no. They clearly had never heard of "two-party" consent laws when they made their original documentaries. Any competent media attorney would have told them what states to avoid when embarking on such an investigative story. Clearly, they stepped in it there precisely because they didn't know the law.