UPDATE: O’Keefe announced on January 29 that he was not trying to wiretap the phones, just test them. See his statement here.
Remember James O’Keefe, the skinny white kid, who dressed as a cartoon pimp and exposed ACORN as a mess of an organization, rocketing himself to Fox News fame? Well he was just arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phone in New Orleans. Really.
The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group’s credibility.
FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes alleges that O’Keefe aided and abetted two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who dressed up as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office’s telephone system. . . . A witness from Landrieu’s staff said O’Keefe was present in the office and claimed to be “waiting for someone to arrive.”
I will bet a copy of Glenn Beck’s holiday classic, The Christmas Sweater, that the FBI finds a video recording of the whole ordeal. Some of O’Keefe’s best pimp work, after the jump.