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ACORN Nut-Buster James O’Keefe Busted

January 26, 2010

We here at the Mug Rack rarely strive for highbrow…

So what do G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt and now James O’Keefe have in common?

They all though wiretapping was a good way to get stuff done. Here is the FBI affidavit

The Right Wing film maker who was once best known for filming himself (and this hot chick) as a Pimp and Hooker trying to solicit money from ACORN workers to ‘start up a business’ now has a new title: accused Felon.

O’Keefe, along with three others – including Robert Flanagan, the son of a US Federal Prosecutor in New Orleans, were arrested for attempting to enter the office of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s office, a federal building under false pretenses with intent to commit a felony (assuming to bewire tapping).

The complaint said that O’Keefe was waiting in the office when Flanagan and Basel each entered the premises, wearing light green fluorescent vests, denim paints and blue work shirts, tool belts and hard-hats. They informed a member of Landrieu’s staff that they were telephone repairmen and requested access to the main telephone at the reception desk.

At that point, the two men allegedly attempted to manipulate telephones and accessed the telephone closet, saying they needed to work on the entire system. The men, who said they left their credentials in their vehicles, and were later arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service soon afterward. O’Keefe was allegedly involved with planning, coordination, and preparation of the operation, according to an FBI news release.

According to the FBI, the four men could each face up to 10 years and a fine of $250,000 if they are convicted. The case, which is being investigated by special agents of the FBI and deputy marshals with the United States Marshal’s Service, is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

Here is the Youtube video from the AP:

Andrew Breitbart and Big Government are denying any involvement. Now here’s my question: What does this do for the conservative/Republican/TEA party movement? What did these guys plan to do if they were able to wire tap the phones and if something was discovered because of it? Whatever they could have acquired would have been done so illegal and virtually impermissible in any context. So clearly this project wasn’t as thought out on his prior ‘investigations’. James must not have such a great mind when someone like Andrew Breitbart isn’t pulling is marionette strings.  Quite a dumb ass move and will likely be a black eye on the movement (just when conservatives were gaining momentum).

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