The Pennsylvania whistleblower who claimed that USPS supervisors were tampering with ballots mailed after Election Day has recanted his allegations, the U.S. Oversight Committee said Tuesday.
In a tweet, the committee said that the whistleblower recanted following questions from investigators working the case.
The whistleblower had previously wished to remain anonymous but revealed his identity as Richard Hopkins, a USPS employee in Erie, Pennsylvania, via Project Veritas on Friday. Hopkins said he would testify under oath and signed a sworn affidavit with allegations of ballot tampering and fraud.
Following the news of Hopkins’ recantation, Tim Murtaugh, Director of Communications for the Trump campaign, said the USPS worker filed a “detailed affidavit.”
“He named names, he described explicitly what it is that he experienced, and we don’t know what kind of pressure he has been under since he publicly made those statements,” Murtaugh continued in a statement to Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove.
James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, also responded to the committee’s tweet and claimed that he has a video to prove Hopkins was “coerced” into recanting.
“We have recordings of the federal agents, who coerced this man through a 4-hour interrogation without representation, who stands by his original affidavit,” tweeted O’Keefe. “Standby for recordings doubling down on backdating ballots.” Read from source….