November 11, 2020
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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