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Project Veritas could face legal liability for postal worker’s ballot fraud allegations
A Pennsylvania postal worker who initially alleged that a postmaster had tampered with mail ballots — an accusation embraced by Republicans as evidence of an unfair election — told federal investigators in a recorded interview that his sworn affidavit had been written by Project Veritas, and that he could no longer stand by his statement.
After congressional investigators said on Tuesday that the postal worker, Richard Hopkins, had “completely” recanted his allegation, Project Veritas posted a video of Hopkins denying that he had done so.
“I’m here to say I did not recant my statements,” Hopkins said in the video “That did not happen.”
The next day, Project Veritas posted a two-hour audio clip of Hopkins’ interview with U.S. Postal Service investigators, apparently in the belief that it would bolster Hopkins’ case and show that investigators had manipulated him into confessing.
The audio recording, which Hopkins himself made secretly and Salon has reviewed, does not indicate that, however. Hopkins repeatedly disavows any first-hand knowledge of misconduct by the postmaster, saying instead that his allegation was largely an assumption, drawn from pieces of a conversation he overheard amid the noise of a mail processing facility.
“I didn’t specifically overhear the whole story, Hopkins said…….
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