Four men in their middle twenties were arrested yesterday in connection with an attempt to tap phone lines in the office of Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu sits on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The men were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony. All four were released after posting $10,000 bonds.
So we're going to treat them as criminals and let them lawyer up? Some war on terror. Shouldn't these men be down in Gitmo instead walking America's streets? [/sarcasm]
One of the men facing charges is James O'Keefe. O'Keefe, a filmmaker, had a moment of fame last year after the release of his pimp-prostitute-ACORN video. An (accused) accomplice, Robert Flanagan, is the son of the acting US attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, William Flanagan.