UPDATED 7:32 AM PT – Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Non-profit journalism enterprise Project Veritas has obtained recordings of federal agents interrogating a Pennsylvania U.S. Postal Service (USPS) whistleblower over backdated ballots.
In a tweet Tuesday, the group’s CEO, James O’Keefe, said federal agents tried to scare Richard Hopkins into recanting his allegations against the Erie Post Office. O’Keefe included this tape:
RECORDING: Federal agents “coerce” USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story
Agent Strasser: “I am trying to twist you a little bit”
“I am scaring you here”…” we have Senators involved…DOJ involved…reason they called me is to try to harness.” pic.twitter.com/MaL1WRJrih
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) November 11, 2020
As of now, Hopkins maintains that he heard Postmaster Rob Weisenbach tell a supervisor to make late ballots appear as though they were received on November 3. So far, Weisenbach has denied all claims of mishandling while calling them 100 percent false.