A USPS whistleblower demanded Tuesday night that The Washington Post retract a story that suggested he ‘recanted’ his claims regarding directions he was given by his Erie, PA postmaster to backdate ballots mailed after Election Day.
Richard Hopkins’s was cited by Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, in a letter to the Justice Department demanding a federal investigation into the matter. Hopkins first appeared in “Guerrilla journalist” James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video on Twitter.
Shortly after Graham demanded an investigation, Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr authorized federal prosecutors to open a probe into the matter and investigate claims of irregularities and voter fraud.
According to unnamed sources in the Washington Post, Hopkins, had told investigators from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General “that the allegations were not true, and he signed an affidavit recanting his claims.”
Moreover, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee tweeted late Tuesday that the “whistleblower completely RECANTED.”
President Donald Trump retweeted the demand from Hopkins on Tuesday night saying a “brave patriot.”
“More & more people are stepping forward to expose this Rigged Election!”
Hopkins hinted that he would have more information for the public on Wednesday in the video he posted demanding the retraction from The Post.
“My name is Richard Hopkins, I am the postal employee who came out and whistle blew on the Erie PA postal service,” he said in the video. “I am right at this very moment looking at a article written by Washington Post, says that I fabricated the allegations of ballot tampering – I’m here to say that I did not ‘recant’ my statement, that did not happen, that is not what happened and you will find out tomorrow.”
Hopkins then went onto say that he would like the Post to ‘recant’ the story they wrote about him.
Depending on what Hopkins shares tomorrow, The Post better watch out. The majority of Americans have already lost faith in the media and using unnamed sources to ruin the reputation of a whistleblower would be the straw that breaks the camels back, if you ask me.