The military veteran and USPS Whistleblower that demanded Tuesday night that The Washington Post retract a story suggesting he ‘recanted’ his claims of ballot tampering at his Erie, Pennsylvania post office to the Inspector General, saying he was coerced by federal agents to water down his story.
Richard Hopkins’ told “Guerrilla journalist” James O’Keefe of Project Veritas that federal agents – who came to visit him after his story went public – attempted to frighten him and used cohesion tactics to water down his recollection of events regarding his postmaster’s decision to backdate ballots that arrived after the November, 3 presidential election.
In an on camera interview with O’Keefe Hopkins said “they were grilling the hell out of me.”
“I’m kinda pissed,” he said. “I feel like I just got played.”
The federal agents were from the USPS office of Inspector General. A recording of one of the federal agents questioning Hopkins reveals the intense pressure the postal worker was under during the interview.
“This situation is getting crazy right?,” says Strasser, to Hopkins. “It’s out of a lot of people’s control. And so the reason they called me in is to try to harness that storm – try to reel it back in before it gets really crazy.”
Hopkins said, “I understand.”
“Because we have Senators involved, we have the Department of Justice involved,” said Strasser.
“…I’m not – Well I am…I am trying to twist you a little bit because in that believe it or not your mind will kick in,” said Strasser during the interview with Hopkins. “We like to control our mind and when we do that, we can convince ourselves of a memory. But when your under a little bit of stress, which is what I’m doing to you purposefully your mind can be a little bit clearer and we’re going to do a different exercise too, to make your mind a little bit clear.”
“Good to go,” responded Hopkins.
“So this is all on purpose,” said Strasser.
“Roger,” responds Hopkins.
“I’m not scaring you but I am scaring you,” Strasser stresses during that appears to be more of an interrogation of a terrorist than a question and answer to get to the truth.
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Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday which bans virtually all abortions “from the moment of fertilization.”
“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother,” Stitt said in a statement. “That is what I believe and that is what the majority of Oklahomans believe.”
The state legislature first approved the bill, which goes into effect immediately, last week. It bans abortions from the moment of fertilization, except for in cases where rape or incest occurred, or where the mother’s life is in danger.
The law also allows for private citizens to sue doctors or those who participate in “producing an abortion for up to $10,000, mimicking the enforcement mechanism in Texas’s fetal heartbeat law” reports National Review.
Under the new law it is a felony offense to perform an abortion, “which will take effect in August unless a court challenge blocks it.”
Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law the most restive abortion ban in the United States. pic.twitter.com/nDjCQcG7UI
— Storme Jones (@StormeJones) May 25, 2022
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