Former US Attorney Calls James O'Keefe A 'Nasty Little Cowardly Spud'

"All of you, you're hobbits. You are less than I can ever tell you. You are scum. Do you understand?"

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This is someone that I don't generally care to write about, but this time the video is so priceless that I'm going to make an exception. James O'Keefe's "Project Veritas" group released its latest video on Monday, this time recording former U.S. Attorney James Letten calling the conservative activist a "nasty, little cowardly spud," among other things.

O'Keefe and his fellow "hobbits" confronted Letten, formerly a prosecutor for the Eastern District of Louisiana, at Tulane University in New Orleans last month. Letten's office prosecuted O'Keefe and three others in 2010 for posing as a phone crew in order to enter the office of Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

O’Keefe and three others were arrested by federal authorities at Landrieu’s office on allegations of phone-tampering in January 2010.

Originally charged with a felony, O’Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after he pleaded "guilty" on to misdemeanor charges resulting from his involvement the break-in to then Senator Mary Landrieu.

As reported in July, O'Keefe first attempted to contact Letten at his home, where he tried to speak to the former prosecutor's wife. He then went to Tulane's campus, where Letten is a dean.

"You went to my house, you terrorized my wife, you're violating federal law, you're trespassing, you're a nasty little cowardly spud," Letten said in the video captured by O'Keefe. "All of you, you're hobbits. You are less than I can ever tell you. You are scum. Do you understand?"

Tulane University banned O'Keefe following the incident.

I wonder if Mr. Letten is wishing he'd gone for the felony now?

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