No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office.
O'Keefe asserts, primarily, that "The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office." Earlier media reports had stated that this was what the government accused O'Keefe of doing when he was arrested with three other men earlier this week.
The nature of the investigation was to determine how the staff of Senator Mary Landrieu reacted to issues with the phones. Some weeks ago, Landrieu was quoted as saying that “Our lines have been jammed for weeks” when constituents complained that they could not get through to her office staff to note their opposition to Landrieu's vote on healthcare reform. "In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working," O'Keefe said.
Although he recognizes that he "could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building." But O'Keefe also states that the entire ordeal was videotaped and that he was "eager" for the government to allow the tape to be released. More>>