Hate to say it, but I think O’Keefe fits the old description that goes something like: “he’s got more nerve than sense”.
WTF was he thinking? I don’t get it
What is Mary Landrieu saying?
I’ll bet more donations will be needed.
But I thought the FBI wasn’t supposed to go in to the halls of Congress. I thought it was a violation of the separation of powers.
Anyone else remember the lessons we learned from William Jefferson?
I wonder what the real story is on this?
O’Keefe isnot a conservative if he deliberately and brazenly breaks federal laws.
He’s in big doo-doo now. His ego has outweighed his common sense.
What a weird story.
Flanaghan, son of connected prosecutor, asks O’Keefe to videotape some great prank on Landreiu.
FBI agents suddenly arrive and arrest all four of them.
FBI writes affidavit that O’Keefe AIDED wiretap.
Holder assumes victory.
I’m not buying it. ACORN was an easy target, because they are corrupt and expect no recompense.
I have a feeling that O’Keefe will show up with some really damaging material, soon. The FBI is just trying to scare the hell out of him - and he isn’t scared. He can tie up his trial in the courts for years while people just get more and more pissed and he files for discovery over and over again.
This is the way it’s being reported. However; it may not be that way at all. We all know how incredibly dirty the Lefties can be.
As a citizen paid servant, I want to know what she says too!
There’s a fine line between investigative journalism and espionage. Trying to wiretap a US senator’s offices is nowhere near that line.
If the events occured as described, expect ACORN’s lawyers to jump at the chance to pound this kid deep into the ground.
Would have been sweet if they could have busted Landrieu on her unpublic dealings......
JUDGES DETAINED PENDING SENTENCING AFTER
Shreveport, Louisiana . . . MICHAEL WALKER, age 58, and VERNON CLAVILLE, age 57, both residents of Shreveport, were detained by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., after a detention hearing following their conviction of racketeering, United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced.
After two weeks of trial and a day and a half of deliberation, a jury returned guilty verdicts against two sitting state judges for accepting bribes from a bail bond company in exchange for lowering bonds and lifting probation and juvenile court holds against pre-trial detainees. The first RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) prosecution brought in this district was built on FBI wiretaps on two telephones and secretly recorded surveillance videotape. After the verdict on Saturday, Judge Hicks immediately revoked the bond on both defendants and ordered them to be taken into custody pending a detention hearing, which was held today. Sentencing will be September 4, 2008.
Acting Special Agent In Charge Mark Gant stated: Public Corruption is the FBIs number one criminal priority and anyone who undermines the integrity of federal, state or local governmental operations will be pursued aggressively. The public is reminded that rarely is an investigation successful without the cooperation of the public. Any allegations of Public Corruption can be reported to the Northwest Louisiana Public Corruption Task Force at 318-864-2608.
U. S. Attorney Donald Washington stated: Courts, along with their judges and staffs, are the cornerstone of the judicial system. When judges engage in acts of corruption, the entire justice system suffers a mighty blow. Our investigation and prosecution of these judges squarely targeted judges committing corrupt acts, and the jury agreed.
Sentencing in federal court is determined by the discretion of federal judges and the governing statute. Parole has been abolished in the federal system.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by U. S. Attorney Donald W. Washington, First Assistant U. S. Attorney William J. Flanagan, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.
Looks like they are going to get a two fer on this one.
Flanagan will have to resign, watch
Rush likes to say follow the money. I hope it’s a short trail.
Let’s wait for the facts to come in. Lefties are frothing, but we need to see what really happened.
I like the retort....what about Tony Reszko, a convicted felon who bought Obama a house?
NEVER HAS ANYTHING SMELT MORE LIKE A SET-UP THAN THIS... the left wants this guys head on a platter, and we’er just going to sit around muttering inanities about how dumb this guy must be. I don’t underestimate anybody’s ability to be stupid, but this doesn’t pass the smell test, not right now it doesn’t.