ACORN ‘gotcha’ man arrested in attempt to bug Senator’s phones


Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, 25, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group’s credibility.

Landrieu said: “This is a very unusual situation and somewhat unsettling for me and my staff. The individuals responsible have been charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony. I am as interested as everyone else about their motives and purpose, which I hope will become clear as the investigation moves forward.”

Landrieu’s Republican counterpart, Sen. David Vitter, called for a racketeering investigation against New Orleans-founded ACORN last year in the wake of O’Keefe’s videos.

On Tuesday at 4:40 p.m., O’Keefe, Dai and Basel were released from the jail and were waiting for a cab. Asked to comment, O’Keefe said only, “Veritas,” which is Latin for “truth.”

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  1. It is obvious to me that this fellow wants to be the next Carl Rove. Breaking the law and entrapping people and organizations looking for headlines, risking a few months in jail or more likely a suspended sentence. If he gets the attention of people like Rove. I am sure he would love to be on the GOP payroll and protection of the good old boy right wing club, maybe he wants to replace Rush Limpbow. If anyone from the “Right” comes to his defense after this latest spying venture, Then I condemn their words, actions beforehand as hypocritical. I am sure however that anyone from the right that is called out as a hypocrite does not care because hypocrisy is what the Republicans are best at getting away with.

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