Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wiretap suspect worked in GOP congresswoman's office

In the wake of the James O'Keefe-led effort to wiretap a federal office, it turns out one of O'Keefe's suspected conspirators has long had Republican ties.

The suspect pictured here, Robert Flanagan, was once a staffer for right-wing Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Oklahoma).

Fallin's office had tried dodging the issue, but now her office has confirmed it after being pressed by journalists.

Flanagan's father is an acting U.S. attorney in Louisiana.

Meanwhile, Fallin - who cosponsored a congressional resolution to honor O'Keefe - still wants to be listed as a cosponsor, despite O'Keefe being charged in this scandal. Fallin is now running for Governor of Oklahoma.

If authorities or the media had the resources or the will to dig deep, I bet we'll find that the wiretap scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.


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