O'Keefe Wasn't Trying To Wiretap Landrieu's Office

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What looked like an attempted wiretapping, it turns out, wasn't: a law enforcement authority has said that conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe, his partner in planning, and the duo of faux telephone repairmen weren't actually trying to bug Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) New Orleans Senate office when they allegedly sought to access her telephone system under false pretenses: instead, they were trying to see how her office would react if its phones were inoperative. So it appears O'Keefe wasn't after some evidence of corruption on the part of Landrieu or her office, but rather an indication of how seriously they take their phone calls from constituents.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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