Breitbart Claims O’Keefe Denied Attorney; Right-Wing Suddenly Believes Defendants Deserve Attorneys
Blogger Andrew Breitbart (pictured), who employs James O’Keefe, accused of illegally entering federal property under false pretenses, is now defending him publicly and claiming he was improperly denied access to an attorney. It’s nice to know that conservatives suddenly believe that the accused have rights. What’s next, defending Miranda rights?
Breitbart, who has been on a public campaign defending O’Keefe, a paid contributor to Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, also charged that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisiana leaked information to the press “helping” them to frame the episode as “Watergate Junior.”
Breitbart complained that after the news of the arrests broke last Tuesday, O’Keefe’s attorney and Breitbart himself were being called by the media but they could not locate O’Keefe — “and that’s because he was sitting in jail without access to an attorney,” Breitbart said.
TPM Muckraker spoke with first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Jan Mann, who said:
“The suggestion that he makes about the motivations of our office are untrue. We’re not going to try this case in the press. But we deny the accusations about our office.”
Mann declined to comment on the claim that O’Keefe was denied access to a lawyer.Click here for reuse options!
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