Skip to comments.Two More Arrested over photo of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife
Posted on 05/22/2014 1:30:32 PM PDT by windcliff
Two more men have been arrested in connection with a bizarre alleged scheme to illegally photograph the elderly wife of Sen. Thad Cochrana scandal that already has shaken up the states Republican primary.
Mark Mayfield, a lawyer and board member of the Central Mississippi tea party, has been charged with conspiracy. And Richard Sager has been charged with tampering of evidence and conspiracy, reports Mississippis WLBT, citing a lawyer for political blogger Clayton Kelly.
Kelly, who is said to go by the nickname Constitutional Clayton, was charged Friday with breaking into a nursing home in order to photograph Cochrans wife, Rose, who has been a patient there since 2000. Rose Cochran is reportedly bedridden and suffering from dementia.
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Cochran machine’s dirty poltics, most likely.
These were stupid idiots.
Why would the vice chair of the Mississippi Tea party who has been actively campaigning for the opponent participate in a conspiracy to benefit McCochran?
There is a 4th suspect (including Clayton Kelly) who has been charged, but not arrested.
“2:45 p.m.: Third person charged today in the Rose Cochran video scandal is John Mary. Authorities have not confirmed he has been arrested, only charged. No other details are known.”
And the third person:
“Richard Sager of Laurel is the second person arrested today in relation to the Rose Cochran photo scandal.
Sager is a P.E. teacher at Mason Elementary School in Laurel. He’s also the assistant boys soccer coach for the high school. He served as the head soccer coach at Mississippi Delta Community College from 2002-06.”
There has been no explanation on how he is involved in the conspiracy.
“The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and one other suspect have been arrested in connection with the photographing of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
Attorney Mark Mayfield, a vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and an officer with the Central Mississippi Tea Party, was arrested Thursday by Madison police”
I have no idea why I typed McCochran.
Also forgot to cite the source for the info.
“Cochran machines dirty poltics, most likely.”
Huh? Why is this not Tea Party dirty tricks in this case? Breaking into a nursing home to photograph his wife? Looks ugly on both sides.
How do you twist it into a deed done to help Cochran?
The righteous outrage at such a deed helps the kin. In this case, the husband.
Then there’s this:
Right, but the background about Cochran and his wife is IMO more likely simply the motivation for the dirty tricksters to try and get the photo as a hit against Cochran.
That they got caught undeniably makes it backfire such that it hurts his challenger.
However, I’ve yet to see a shred of evidence that these purported McDaniel supporters were secretly Cochran supporters who developed a false cover via a blog and tea party membership, then orchestrated the deed in order to get caught.
That, to me, is rather far-fetched.
Explain the fact that the Cochran team waited two WEEKS after they got hold of the video before they approached the police.
And the fact that they only appeared to do so AFTER local news cycles started asking questions about Kay Webber and the fact that she’s be best paid ‘executive assistant’ on the hill and also lives at the same addy as Cochran.
Compounded with the poll that got done the middle of last week that showed McDaniel ahead of Cochran.
If YOUR loved one was taped and posted in such a manner would you wait two WEEKS to contact the local constabulary? Or more like 5 seconds?
The background about Cochran was already in the news cycle. This shenanigan took it out. Awfully convenient that...
Ok. It is all right for Senator Cochran to run around with another woman because his wife doesn’t even know who he is much less what he is doing. Or so I have read. Then this nut goes into a nursing home with apparently very lax security and takes a photo of a woman who does not even know he is there, and that is becoming a scandal to end all scandals? When was the last time Senator Cochran visited his wife in Madison? His “residence” in Mississippi is in Oxford which is hours away. Why is there no more information about this conspiracy? How did an elementary school teacher in Laurel take part in entry into a nursing home in Madison? What does the Jackson lawyer have to do with this conspiracy?
Speaking of Dale Danks, I used to think he was the best looking mayor ever. Lol. I think I had a photo taken with him when I was a senior in high school and he was mayor. He invited the top ten students from all the local public high schools to a ceremony at City Hall. It was all down hill from there for Jackson mayors. :(
Oh, one more thing. Explain this. Taking a picture of a little old lady in a nursing home is a violation of privacy. But using her as a campaign issue...isn’t...
BTW, this was hardly a ‘private’ nursing home she was in. Apparently she was in her room with the door open and anyone visiting any of the other patients there could look in and see her. Lots of people take lots of pictures in nursing homes. I haven’t seen a ‘cameras and photographs prohibited’ sign at any of the ones I’ve ever been in. And I’ve seen a lot of pics posted on facebook that were clearly shot in a nursing home with who knows who in the background of the intended photographed subjects.
Legal beagles in this area think the most they will ultimately get this guy on is a misdemeanor.
The fact that mayfield was served with a SWAT team is noted. I hope there isn’t any other more pressing crime in Madison...
And since, as the wife of a sitting senator, she was entitled to the same exact health care for the same exact illness as Ronald Reagan maybe you can explain to me why she was in a home 1000 miles away from her pefectly able spouse while he played house with his assistant. Nancy Reagan didn’t dump Ronny in a home 1000 miles away while she played house with someone else.
It was a foul thing to do.
Cochran probably had his consultants mulling whether the news once they went to the police would be favorable or not.
So are you really saying that Cochran’s dirty tricksters set this blogger up to pretend to be pro-McDaniel and then intentionally left the clues to be caught and discredited?
I did not say that.
I merely asked why they waited two WEEKS to bother to contact the cops and only did so AFTER the information about his ‘live in assistant’ came to light in the local news media...and after McDaniel began polling ahead of him.
Would you wait two WEEKS to report such a crime if it were your loved one?
Would how it affected your political campaign even be a question in your mind?
What kind of person weighs justice for their spouse on whether or not it will be beneficial or detrimental to their POLITICAL campaign?
BTW, his consultants didn’t even supposedly TELL him about the incident for several days. Who’s running the show in that campaign anyways.
Elder abuse - there just isn’t any way to make it look dignified.
Unless you think Cochran and his team orchestrated the whole thing, why and how and when he responded the way he did is somewhat beside the point.
Actually, no it isn’t.
If he were truly outraged why the wait?
If something you considered to be completely and totally awful happened to YOUR spouse, would you wait two WEEKS to report that and only after judging how it would affect your political career?
OK if so then BOTH sides were guilty of dirty tricks. Just because they are Tea Party they get no pass from me on breaking into a nursing home.
While those who ask why the Cochran campaign waited so long, the answer played out in a courtroom in Madison this afternoon. Conspiracy charges that require $250,000 bonds are not to be taken lightly, and law enforcement personnel had better have their ducks in a row before bringing such charges.
I know this answer will satisfy very few people with nooses in hand, but anyone who has been around courtrooms are familiar with the deliberate pace taken in such cases.
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