Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday that the U.S. attorney in Louisiana “most certainly should be” disappointed in his son, who was arrested this week for allegedly attempting to tamper with the phones in the Democrat’s New Orleans office.
Robert Flanagan, the 24-year-old son of William Flanagan, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, and three other men were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony when they attempted to access Landrieu’s 10th floor office by posing as telephone repairmen.
“This isn’t a child – this is 24-year-old, I’m sure his parents are terribly disappointed, they most certainly should be,” Landrieu told POLITICO, adding that it was “very disconcerting” that Flanagan’s father is a top federal official in her state.
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Side Note: Information has come out that Joseph Basel, another co-conspirator, also was the campaign manager for Minnesota Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, three years ago. Ingebrigtsen said he's talked to Basel only a few times since then and was "baffled" by his former aide's arrest.