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Johnson Campaign: PAGOP’s PI Posed as FBI Agent, Bribed Witnesses

An attorney for Libertarian Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign is accusing a private investigator hired by the Pa. Republican party of “Watergate-style dirty tricks,” related to a recent ballot challenge.

In a letter to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams obtained by PoliticsPA, Johnson General Counsel Alicia Dearn alleges that an agent of the PAGOP posed as an law enforcement official and attempted to bribe or intimidate witnesses.

“This information warrants serious investigation because the reported acts constitute felonies and show a scandalous level of illegal activity by the Pennsylvania Republican Party, if any of them are proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” wrote Dearn, an attorney based in California.

Each of half a dozen witnesses, Dearn wrote, was approached by a man showing a badge and “giving the implied or express impression” that he was an FBI agent. He allegedly sought to pressure the circulators into testifying that they had falsified signatures on Johnson’s behalf.

The PAGOP helped to coordinate the challenge of tens of thousands of petition signatures in an effort to disqualify Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico, from the presidential ballot in Pa. A judge ruled 3 weeks ago that enough of Johnson’s petitions are valid and he will remain on the ballot; the matter has been appealed.

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I believe this

I went to law school with Alicia Dearn, Gary Johnson's counsel, and if she says this happened, I believe her.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

cool

Alicia Dearn is my Twitter friend.

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PAGOP is scum

Starting right at the top. The national committeeman is a convicted felon....his proteges are Tom Ridge and current gov and former attorney general Tom Corbett. ( he of "5 votes for Paul Ryan" fame)

it's a felony to pose as a

it's a felony to pose as a federal agent, maybe johnson's campaign should get the real fbi involved?

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bump

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GOP pattern of corruption...

These allegations raised by the Johnson campaign are made all the more credible by the constant pattern of corruption by the GOP.

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Thanks for a bump

Key quote from the article:

"A judge ruled 3 weeks ago that enough of Johnson’s petitions are valid and he will remain on the ballot; the matter has been appealed."

Today the judge is suppose to rule on GOP's appeal.

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