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RAW AUDIO of USPS Investigators Interrogating USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins Released … Investigators Use Intimidation Tactics to Sway Hopkins Away From Original Version: ‘I Am Trying To Twist You’ … ‘I Am Scaring You Here’

  • Russell Strasser, USPS Federal Investigator: “This storm is getting crazy, right? It's out of a lot of people's control. And so, the reason they called me in is to try to harness that swarm, try to reel it back in before it gets really crazy.”

  • Russell Strasser: “I am actually, I am trying to twist you a little bit because in that, believe it or not, your mind will kick in.”

  • Strasser: “I am scaring you here. OK. If we are not 1,000% percent accurate with our honesty and it can be argued that money was gained by, I'm going to say assumptions. They're going to say deceptions.”

  • Strasser: "I believe you. I'm in your corner on this. I want to take care of you. Yes. You believe me on that. I mean, because that's why I'm here. There we go. OK?”

  • O’Keefe: “What we are seeing here is not an investigation into voter fraud. This is plain and simple witness intimidation, and something must be done to prevent anyone from ever going through what Richard Hopkins has been put through.”

 

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 [WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.–Nov. 11, 2020] Project Veritas released raw audio today of Monday’s hours-long interview between USPS investigators and the USPS whistleblower, Richard Hopkins.

“USPS investigator Russell Strasser coerced Hopkins into doubting his original story, using psychological tactics to pretend there was a friendly and honest conversation taking place,” said James O’Keefe, the founder and CEO of Project Veritas.

“Strasser had absolutely no intention of investigating the very serious and valid claims of voter fraud brought forward by Richard Hopkins,” he said.

“What we are seeing here is not an investigation into voter fraud. This is plain and simple witness intimidation, and something must be done to prevent anyone from ever going through what Richard Hopkins has been put through,” he said.

Hopkins cooperated fully with the USPS investigators during the interview, which led the investigators to believe they could get away with nefarious behavior, he said.

Here are some of the comments made by Strasser during the interview with Hopkins:

“This storm is getting crazy, right? It's out of a lot of people's control. And so, the reason they called me in is to try to harness that swarm, try to reel it back in before it gets really crazy.”

“I am actually, I am trying to twist you a little bit because in that, believe it or not, your mind will kick in. OK. We like to control our mind. And when we do that, we can convince ourselves of a memory. But when you're under a little bit of stress, which is what I'm doing to you purposely, 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 clearer.”

“I am scaring you here. OK. If we are not, a thousand percent accurate with our honesty and it can be argued that money was gained by, I'm going to say assumptions. They're going to say deceptions.”

“I believe you. I am on your I'm in your corner on this. I want you to take care of you. Yes. You believe me on that. I mean, because that's why I'm here. There we go. OK.”

O’Keefe said it was an outrage what took place in this interview.

“These tactics have been used to interrogate foreign enemy combatants. Strasser demonstrated that his goal was to undermine Hopkins’ story, not investigate it.”

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