Tuesday, January 26, 2010

UPDATED: James O’Keefe arrested for attempting to bug Mary Landrieu’s office

Holy Crap!  The FBI has arrested James O’Keefe, the ACORN slayer, and three other men for attempting to plant a bug in Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s office!

O’Keefe and the three other men were dressed up as telephone repairmen and actually gained access to the office and the main phone closet before being asked to show credentials and then the jig was up.

My mind is reeling thinking of what O’Keefe might have been on to that prompted him to attempt this act?  I also wonder if, like the ACORN sting, O’Keefe had already bugged other Democratic senator’s offices. If so, what did he learn? Paging Andrew Breitbart!

Read the full report here.

One of the fellows arrested with O'Keefe was Robert Flanagan. Robert Flanagan is the son of a US Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana.  Again I have to ask the question, what did O'Keefe know that led him to do such a reckless thing?  Do O'Keefe and Flanagan have something on Mary Landrieu and were in her office to get the goods on her?

Michelle Malkin has the FBI affidavit containing the charges against O'Keefe. O'Keefe admits to planning the operation. The guys were picked up in a car a short distance away from Landrieu's office.  They were in possession of a listening device. Upon leaving the jail, O'Keefe said "vertias" - truth. 

O’Keefe said “veritas,” Latin for truth, as he left a suburban jail Tuesday with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24. All declined to comment.
“There will be a time for that,” Dai said.
As he got into a cab outside the jail, O’Keefe said, “The truth shall set me free.” His biography on a Web site where he blogs says he works at VeritasVisuals.com, though that Web site does not currently work.
Again, I am thinking O'Keefe knows something about Landrieu. What can it be?  Andrew Brietbart do you know something?  Will this lead to a Watergate type story broken in Big Government or Big Journalism?
Allah Pundit at Hot Air has the legal ramifications for O'Keefe's actions and a brief statement from Brietbart.

1/29/2010: Correction, O'Keefe and gang were NOT arrested for "bugging" the phone lines. You can read O'Keefe's full statement here.


TKZ said...

Now I'm curious!

poperatzo said...

I'm not sure if O'Keefe was "onto" something, but he certainly must have been on something to try this silly stunt.

He doesn't look capable of doing any time so I wonder who he's going to roll over on.

Les Rolle said...

Clearly Landrieu must be hiding something! Or else O'Keefe and Co. were entrapped into getting arrested.

Just a conservative girl said...

He is a little too pretty to go to jail. What an idiot. He may believe he is onto something big, but it is just plain stupid to do something like this.

He is messing with federal property, so at least he will go to federal prison.

OldSouth said...

Life lesson number 463: Just because you're successful doesn't mean you're bulletproof.

Don't over-reach.

A felony record is the gift that will keep giving for the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

I am confused at the total lack of understanding of Constitutional Rights, legal protection, and respect for privacy that is so evident here. Are you all sociopaths?

Clifton B said...


I am very curious. Why did he do this? What did he know that led him to take such reckless actions?

Clifton B said...


The big question out of this story is why did he do it. Obviously he broke the law, fine we get that part, but why, why, why? That is the question.

Clifton B said...

Les Rolle:

Something is up with Landrieu. Keep in mind this woman basically sold her vote for ObamaCare. If she could do that what else is going on.

Clifton B said...


Michelle Malkin made a statement saying that if you are digging up dirt on someone, you have to stay on the right side of the law. O'Keefe got reckless, but the question still remains why did he go so far? What does he know?

Clifton B said...

Old South:

A felony record is the gift that will keep giving for the rest of your life.

No truer words were ever spoken.

Clifton B said...


Allow me to remove the cobwebs from your head. It is terribly obvious to everyone that O'Keefe broke the law. No one is disputing that. However the big question is why?

If O'Keefe knows of some wrong doing by Landrieu and overreached in an attempt to get proof, then the bigger story will be the wrong doing by Landrieu. Why? Because, O'Keefe's crime only really effect him and Landrieu. If Landrieu is guilty of something it has the potential of effecting the people of Louisiana and maybe the nation as a whole.

This would be obvious to you if you weren't such a biased sociopath.

RICHARD said...

Who cares why? Who cares why OJ killed Nichole. We are a nation of laws.

Clifton B said...


Sorry this is not a OJ Nicole kind of thing. The "why" in this case may have far reaching implications. Say there is some wrong doing on Landrieu's part that causes her to lose her senate seat, that would again drastically change the balance of power in Washington, effecting all of us.

This is not an excuse for O'Keefe's actions, but the reason why he did it could be a bigger story than his arrest with greater implications. We simply need to know.

Milton said...

24 year old Robert Flanagan, son of the acting US Attorney for Western LA, William Flanagan (Senator Vitter Held Up Acting U.S. Attorney Flanagan’s Replacement) will more than likely get a plea deal and turn on The other three, too bad.

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