Rep. Moran's son faces criminal probe
Cops investigate voter fraud allegations
- Duration 6:10
- Date Oct 26, 2012
Cops investigate voter fraud allegations
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-- I -- -- back in session on the docket today the case of a congressman's son that now facing a police investigation after he is caught on tape talking about voter fraud.
Patrick and -- resigning his position as a paid staff member on his father Jim Moran's election team Jim Moran.
After this videos this -- to know Jim Moran is a democratic congressman.
In Alexandria Virginia.
This secret undercover recording was made by an undercover activist James O'Keefe he's been question in the past about his tactics.
But in this case.
It appears that the dispute is not necessarily over the upped its authenticity of the tape but over what -- the congressman's son.
Really meant to implied by his statements we want to play a clip for you.
And take a -- look at how Patrick Moran response when he's asked for advice on how to vote for 100 people.
We'll be a lot of what -- It is.
We'll build our -- it exit.
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He's got your name address.
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Turning now Janice Kilgore form -- defense attorney and former prosecutor and frankly -- who -- a defense attorney so.
What we are told and we don't know maybe he will challenge the tape as an authentic but right now we're told the cops are looking into this to see whether he committed a crime.
And he is saying look at -- -- -- tried to humor that guy.
I don't endorse illegal behavior and I was -- taking this person seriously but he's resigned from his dad's reelection campaign John -- What could it possibly charge him.
Well you know I don't think they're going to be able to charged -- -- this is what they're gonna have to look at that the video alone is a lot of smoke Megan are really gonna have to search for the fire.
Because remember that this is a told police staged event the cops aren't involved in this this this is an activist group.
With a camera and you know you can't read -- -- -- long enough -- and eventually gonna see somebody pick their -- and that's what their job it -- perhaps don't investigate that -- are not involved in this so so you know we're gonna have to look at whether there was eventually a substantial step.
Toward the condition of a crime in this case voter fraud and unless they get behind this video.
And this person did more than just simply kinda -- this guy it's going to be tough for police not possible but pretty tough.
How about -- is giving advice enough is that an act in furtherance of you know the alleged conspiracy John another -- -- Actually know what I can write a book on how to rob a bank if I want to and there's going to be no crime in that you need to actually take a substantial step forward so I.
That's that's the rub here I don't think they're going to have enough to charge him so Bryant that's the case -- -- the police investigating.
-- at first to lie on the way over here at a news alert for a checked.
The Virginia penal code and I couldn't find anything in there to prosecute and ran for stupidity.
So I just wanted to make that clear then that courtroom -- -- all of that our crime that it would.
Exactly my living room would be house with that with inmates as well we -- we need my living room.
But gave back to question this is as politically motivated for sure there's no question about that.
But I want to take you through -- hypothetical to show how silly and comical this and a waste of taxpayers' money hypothetically -- and if I called you over the weekend.
And I told you this is pretend I told you hate I got my finances are tough.
Promised a little drugged by her American girl doll for Christmas I think a -- rob a bank I don't have -- idea how to do what do you think Megan.
And you tell me.
And I know there's a gun store down the street -- wanna start -- that he might be a mask you might need some gloves do you think if the police show up your house at three out.
And -- -- that's fair if I had -- committed the crime now all we just preposterous.
Local and against -- thank you.
That John and because that absurd there and -- they know they know that the union act in furtherance of the conspiracy so why are they bothering to.
Investigate this guy.
If they don't have as far as we can tell any information that he did anything more than have a conversation with the undercover filmmaker.
Because we're two weeks away from the he'll have to do you think the is behind their Alexandria.
Is not a Republican stronghold let me tell you that at the Alexandria caps are the ones looking into this these are not likely to be.
Yet but this is I think that there's an entertainment factor -- this more than anything a look at these activist groups are gonna get and that the police.
Based do and they -- -- do something about this look at this evidence quote that I got for you here but.
Really I do think that there's.
Much more much more smoke than anything -- and not listen I should've said that -- face you're you're talking crazy this is ridiculous I'm not an entertain you but his excuses rather plausible I thought I was crazy I -- -- wondering am I and that I -- Well let's let's take -- Listen to another sound -- that it which suggests.
Let's play the first sound -- that he might be hammering him.
-- of a hundred names.
-- -- people don't.
And for two guys help.
But I'll back -- -- He's got -- yeah.
Yeah well exactly and -- fan -- -- -- -- -- I don't want to lose and -- him.
And you -- all moon.
Having is that that please take that ended a countdown quickly yes they absolutely would this guy's intent is pretty clear that he wasn't -- to commit any kind of brought in my personal opinion but they have to investigate our panel thank you in three minutes -- -- the.