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Breaking: James O’Keefe Arrested for Attempted Wiretapping of a Senator

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that James O’Keefe, the “filmmaker” responsible for the ACORN “sting” videos, was arrested by Federal Marshals yesterday after attempting to tap phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office — inside a federal building. Federal codes are remarkably clear on this sort of thing: O’Keefe faces jail time, and not happy look-at-me jail time but hard time in a real, Louisiana butt-banging prison. No word thus far on whether Andrew Breitbart was stupid enough to involve himself in this scheme.

Will update as more comes in… For now, I’m just curious how O’Keefe thought he could get away with this scheme, and whether he’s got a secret hard-on for G. Gordon Liddy.

UPDATE: Breitbart denies involvement. Pat Buchanan (of Nixon vintage) doesn’t understand the fuss. Media Matters reminds us that 31 Republican House members wanted to praise O’Keefe with a resolution.

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, Faux Noise tried to put the best face on it:

UPDATE: You can read the government’s affidavit here (PDF).

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