Proving there is no low they won’t stoop to, the Washington Post published a fake story claiming that USPS whistleblower Richard Hopkins fabricated his statements about the voter fraud that he witnessed. Writers Shawn Boburg and Jacob Bogage were quickly debunked by Hopkins himself.
A Pennsylvania postal worker whose claims have been cited by top Republicans as potential evidence of widespread voting irregularities admitted to U.S. Postal Service investigators that he fabricated the allegations, according to three officials briefed on the investigation and a statement from a House congressional committee.
But on Monday, Hopkins, 32, told investigators from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General that the allegations were not true, and he signed an affidavit recanting his claims, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee tweeted late Tuesday that the “whistleblower completely RECANTED.”
This was news to Hopkins, who forwarded a video of himself looking at the article and quickly correcting the fake story, stating he did not recant:
Update your article to include Richard’s denial he recanted.
If you don’t update with Richard’s denial, you’re violating journalism 101, but you’re also acting in willful disregard of the truth @jacobbogage.
We have the entire interrogation tape, btwpic.twitter.com/8Rj5yWSljz
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 11, 2020