Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Copping a Plea?

There is quite a lot of speculation regarding the motives of Team O'Keefe, but I think another question is worth speculating on: who will talk first?

There's an oddly phrased graph in a FOX News report from the initial court appearance this afternoon:
Suspects Defendants James O'Keefe, Joseph Basel and Stan Dai all carried suitcases and declined comment. The fourth suspect is Robert Flanagan.
I guess that means that Flanagan wasn't carrying a suitcase (probably because he's the only one of the four that lives in the area). His father is also the acting U.S. Attorney for the western part of Louisiana, which does not have jurisdiction over the case. Nevertheless, don't be surprised if Robert Flanagan is the guy who turns state's evidence over to get a deal. His father is likely friendly with some of the law enforcement people in New Orleans and his own attorney has publicly called his client's actions "poor judgment" ... so if there's anyone likely to roll over, eat cheese, sing like a canary or [inset your jailhouse snitch cliche here] -- my money's on Flanagan.

1 comment:

Milton said...

24 year old Robert Flanagan, son of the acting US Attorney for Western LA, William Flanagan (Senator Vitter Held Up Acting U.S. Attorney Flanagan’s Replacement) will more than likely get a plea deal and turn on The other three, too bad.