Skip to comments.US Attorney Steps Down on O'Keefe Case [Jim Letten]
Posted on 02/01/2010 5:48:09 PM PST by freespirited
James O'Keefe, accused of trying to tamper with the phones of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, was "framed" by the media and the U.S. attorney's office, Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigGovernment.com, told Fox News Monday.
The same day the man who first published James O'Keefe's explosive videos exposing wrongdoing at community organizer ACORN came to his defense Monday, claiming the conservative filmmaker "sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney" while the prosecutor made his case to the media, the U.S. attorney involved stepped down.
O'Keefe, accused of trying to tamper with the phones of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, was "framed" by the media and the U.S. attorney's office, Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigGovernment.com, told Fox News Monday.
Hours later, Jim Letten, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, recused himself from the case.
The Department of Justice announced the change in a news release Monday night, but did not say why Letten wanted off the case.
"James O'Keefe sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney, while the U.S. attorney leaked the information about his arrest, helping the media frame it as 'Watergate Junior,'" Breitbart said.
"The panty bomber on Christmas was given -- you know, this guy's from Al Qaeda, and he's not even an American citizen, and he's given access to an attorney right away. I believe that this was a concerted effort, this is just my opinion, to allow for the media to frame the issue to put James O'Keefe in a very bad position."
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And just today was named to an advisory panel for the Attorney General.
28 hours without a lawyer? Really?
This is now a hugh, hugh story.
Especially when you consider the fact that the undie bomber got an attorney within an hour.
Wow, 27 hours and 10 minutes longer that the underwear bomber.
US Attorney’s are political hacks who do whatever the DOJ tells them to do.
This is ridiculous, yet not surprising.
One more. O’keefe ping.
I’m glad Fox is on top of this. It’s a huge story, the way O’Keefe was framed and attacked by a complicit news media. Obviously the Prosecutor was acting on orders from Obama and his team of ACORN stooges.
And you know that Holder was on the phone in minutes, taking revenge for his grim thug buddies at ACORN
Letten was appointed by Bush. He has tremendous respect down here for bringing tons of criminal politicians to justice. He's the guy who took down the Jeffersons. There was a lot of worrying that Obama wouldn't keep Letten, so there was tremendous pressure put on Landreiu to support Letten's staying.
Letten is one of the good guys - ask any Republican (and most Democrats) in south Louisiana.
I think that is related to: Sen. David Vitter to lift 'holds' as Letten named to Justice Department advisory board
If Jim Letten, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, spoke disparagingly to the media about O’Keefe, O’Keefe has a very good defamation claim against him.
Letten is a Bush appointee.
I wonder what got into him? Was he hoping for some sort of career-enhancing publicity? Well, it looks as if he’s going to get it.
So he recused himself because he knew he done wrong?
OMG!! We ARE living in a BANANA REPUBLIC!!!
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