Filmmaker James O'Keefe (undercover 'pimp' ACORN scandal) arrested for attempting to bug Sen. Landrieu's phones

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    Jan 26, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/26/james-okeefe-arrested-in-_n_437506.html

    Along with three others, conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe was arrested for posing as a technician to wiretap the phone lines of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La).

    I hope he does hard time. Surely that must be a serious offense.

    Edited to add:

    Based on the affidavit of the FBI Agent, O'Keefe's role was not as prominent as Flanagan and Basel's. But they should be able to get O'Keefe on a conspiracy charge.

    Decided to replace link with the Huffington Post article since there's additional information.
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    Jan 26, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    This one is so delicious!
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    Jan 27, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    phone tapping? whats next .. hiding under the bed?

    isn't it funny how those kinds of people have two standards for lawbreaking .. they can break the law, but others cannot.
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    Jan 27, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Filmmaker?

    That kid ain't no filmmaker.


    THIS is a filmmaker.
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    Somehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.



    Michael Moore?

    Very poor poor poor comparison.

    A film maker of 20 years compared to a guy of 4 months?


    Ashton Kutcher would be a better comparison....
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    and even then.....Ashton Kucher has years of tv credits.

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    Jan 27, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    LeanathleticDC said
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.



    Michael Moore?

    Very poor poor poor comparison.

    A film maker of 20 years compared to a guy of 4 months?


    Ashton Kutcher would be a better comparison....
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    and even then.....Ashton Kucher has years of tv credits.



    So 20 years of experience gives you a license to bug someone?
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.


    Michael Moore didn't make his name criticizing others' lawbreaking.
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    SavvyGentleman said
    LeanathleticDC said
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.



    Michael Moore?

    Very poor poor poor comparison.

    A film maker of 20 years compared to a guy of 4 months?


    Ashton Kutcher would be a better comparison....
    t
    and even then.....Ashton Kucher has years of tv credits.



    So 20 years of experience gives you a license to bug someone?


    Did I miss something here? Michael Moore did NOT bug a republican representative. Your argument makes no sense.
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    heartrobb said
    SavvyGentleman said
    LeanathleticDC said
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.



    Michael Moore?

    Very poor poor poor comparison.

    A film maker of 20 years compared to a guy of 4 months?


    Ashton Kutcher would be a better comparison....
    t
    and even then.....Ashton Kucher has years of tv credits.



    So 20 years of experience gives you a license to bug someone?


    Did I miss something here? Michael Moore did NOT bug a republican representative. Your argument makes no sense.


    I cited it as a hypothetical
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    I should make it clear that the affidavit does not say O'Keefe was dressed as a technician. He was in the office recording the event. But he did admit to "planning, coordination, and preparation" so hopefully that means they will be able to get him on some charge.
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    creature saidI should make it clear that the affidavit does not say O'Keefe was dressed as a technician. He was in the office recording the event. But he did admit to "planning, coordination, and preparation" so hopefully that means they will be able to get him on some charge.
    That would be "conspiracy"
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
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    creature saidI should make it clear that the affidavit does not say O'Keefe was dressed as a technician. He was in the office recording the event. But he did admit to "planning, coordination, and preparation" so hopefully that means they will be able to get him on some charge.
    That would be "conspiracy"


    Which is what I'm hoping for.
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    ParkourPump saidMeh, the government can wiretap us illegally since Bush, I figure returning the favor is only to be expected, we should wiretap all 535 of them, and the WH phones too, throw in the SCOTUS for good measure - They have nothing to hide, right - at least that's what they told us when they passed the Patriot Act...


    tehy can wiretap us illegally? is that true? any1 know?
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    SavvyGentleman said
    LeanathleticDC said
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.



    Michael Moore?

    Very poor poor poor comparison.

    A film maker of 20 years compared to a guy of 4 months?


    Ashton Kutcher would be a better comparison....
    t
    and even then.....Ashton Kucher has years of tv credits.



    So 20 years of experience gives you a license to bug someone?


    THAT'S what you ascertained from my comment?

    Good Grief.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    Yes - actually in filed briefs, the Obama DoJ made arguments for executive privilege that were even more extensive than those the Bush Administration ever made.

    Why is the Obama administration clinging to an indefensible state-secrets doctrine?

    The president's incredibly imperialist wielding of executive power.

    What's the president's rationale for keeping so many legal skeletons in the closet?



    SteamyWeenie said
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    ParkourPump saidMeh, the government can wiretap us illegally since Bush, I figure returning the favor is only to be expected, we should wiretap all 535 of them, and the WH phones too, throw in the SCOTUS for good measure - They have nothing to hide, right - at least that's what they told us when they passed the Patriot Act...


    tehy can wiretap us illegally? is that true? any1 know?


    yes, i believe so. at&t was a key player and tapped cell phones under the bush administration and i believe obama is doing it as well.. which i find ironic seeing as how he released the statements or something of that nature when he first took office about bush and his dirty deeds but then he changed his mind after a day or two of making a big deal of it all. totally added fuel to that indictbushnow.org thing going on; which granted, may have good reason to be protesting its cause but i dont necessarily support it.
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    Jan 27, 2010 11:07 AM GMT
    SavvyGentleman saidSomehow I think the tone of this thread would be much different if Michael Moore was caught trying bug a republican representative.


    It would .... because then the thread would have a different name in it

    But he didn't and it isn't icon_wink.gif

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    Jan 27, 2010 12:32 PM GMT
    Interesting, since an illegal entry by Republican operatives to steal info and wiretap the Democrats was at the heart of the Watergate scandal. The fatal crime, though, that put Watergate in the history books, was President Nixon's attempted cover-up of his administration's involvement.

    Wouldn't it be fascinating if anyone in the Republican Party leadership was likewise involved in this? Or maybe this guy was just a loose cannon, hoping to score big again like he did against ACORN.

    Does now make you wonder about the legitimacy of some of his reporting there, however, which ACORN officials have contended all along was a deliberate & misleading set-up. Still, it succeeded in making ACORN political poison, and even Democrats in Congress dropped them like a hot potato. Could it be possible they'll be at least partially vindicated by this, as O'Keefe's activities are reexamined more closely? Stay tuned...