James O'Keefe Tells His Side of the Story to Hannity (Video)
James O’Keefe admitted that because of the arrest on reflection he could have used a different approach to the investigation and going forward he will be more thoughtful. He came across as smart and confident in this first interview since the arrest.
Also, yesterday the top federal prosecutor for New Orleans removed himself from the O’Keefe case.
FOX News reported:
The top federal prosecutor for New Orleans has removed himself from the case of four conservative activists arrested last week while allegedly trying to capture hidden camera footage in a senator’s office, the Department of Justice said Monday.
A Justice Department news release said Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, recused himself from the case a day after the Jan. 25 arrests in Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in New Orleans. Letten’s top lieutenant, assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Mann, has taken over.
The news release didn’t say why Letten removed himself, and his spokeswoman Anna Christman said she couldn’t comment.
One of the suspects is the son of Letten’s Shreveport-based counterpart.
Earlier Monday, the man who first published James O’Keefe’s explosive videos exposing wrongdoing at community organizer ACORN came to the filmmaker’s defense, claiming he “sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney” while the prosecutor made his case to the media.
O’Keefe was “framed” by the media and the U.S. attorney’s office, Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigGovernment.com, told Fox News.
“James O’Keefe sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney, while the U.S. attorney leaked the information about his arrest, helping the media frame it as ‘Watergate Junior,'” Breitbart said.
O’Keefe declined to talk about Breitbart’s allegations to Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night, adding he was cooperating with the U.S. attorney’s office and was pleased with the way the U.S. attorney was handling the case.