ACORN sting film editor and admitted felon James O’Keefe is at it again . . .
James O’Keefe is no admitted felon, Chuckles. He pled to a misdemeanor. Felony charges were dropped.
This is no technicality. The government actually admitted in a court document that it lacked evidence that O’Keefe committed a felony or intended to commit a felony, saying, and I quote:
In this case, further investigation did not uncover evidence that the defendants intended to commit any felony after the entry by false pretenses despite their initial statements to the staff of Senatorial office and GSA requesting access to the central phone system. Instead, the Government’s evidence would show that the defendants misrepresented themselves and their purpose for gaining access to the central phone system to orchestrate a conversation about phone calls to the Senator’s staff and capture the conversation on video, not to actually tamper with the phone system, or to commit any other felony.
The court document is here (.pdf). Entry under false pretenses with no intent to commit a felony is a straight misdemeanor, which is what O’Keefe pled to. He is not a felon and the government never had any evidence that he was.
Charles Johnson has shown reckless disregard for the truth, and owes O’Keefe an apology and a full correction.
To be clear, Johnson owes more than a tiny little correction changing the word “felon” to “misdemeanant” or “criminal.” If he cared about the truth, as he used to, he would explicitly acknowledge the evidence that shows that O’Keefe is not a felon and did not intend to commit a felony.
Charles Johnson outlining the full truth even though it hurts the left-wing narrative? Yeah, I’m not gonna hold my breath.
Thanks to airedaletwo.
UPDATE: Johnson’s correction is exactly what I expected:
Correction: James O’Keefe and his accomplices were originally charged with a felony in the attempt to break into Mary Landrieu’s office and bug her phones, but the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor when they pled guilty.
As I knew he would, Johnson implies that O’Keefe simply got a break because he pled. I knew, just like I knew that the sun would rise tomorrow, that he wouldn’t tell the full truth that I told you about in this post.