CNN has obtained a copy of the police report, and that's Craig's official mugshot above. After reading the report I can't imagine how Craig can now profess his innocence. The police report is not ambiguous at all, and hey... Craig did plead guilty, probably hoping the entire matter would just quietly disappear. Once it surfaced and became front-page news then he decides he'll claim innocence instead.
In other words, he's not lying now when he says he's innocent, he wants us to believe he was lying back then when he said he was guilty...
Well, at least we can't call him a liar. Oh, wait -- my bad. He's admitting he's a liar, but says we should trust him now, and believe that he was lying when he said he was guilty.
He admits he's a liar, but he's not lying now, just back then.
Listening to these Republican 'family values' hypocrites give me headaches sometimes.
Here's the CNN report, with a link to the police report embedded, and additional links provide by CNN are included below.
In the report, the arresting officer alleges that Craig lingered outside a restroom stall where the officer was sitting, then entered the stall next door and blocked the stall door with his luggage. (Read the report [PDF])
As I said, reading the report reveals a lot more than what's been reported in the press. Here's some additional links:
- The Complaint
- The Plea Agreement
- The Register of Court Actions
- Airport police report when Craig returned a week later
- Report from arresting officer Sgt. Karsnia indicating Craig lied about being handcuffed
Note: Contrary to some press reports, the complaint charged Craig with a violation of Minnesota State Statute 609.746(c)(1) "Interference with Privacy" -- aka Peeping. Craig is charged with peeping in on Sgt. Karsnia, spying in on him while he was in an area "where a reasonable person would have an expectation of privacy and has exposed or is likely to expose their intimate parts..."
UPDATE: And unlike President Bush, who stands by the liars in his administration until the bitter end, Mitt "Flipper" Romney has already flipped on Craig, decided he's guilty, and drop-kicked him into the next millennium (emphasis added).
"Once again, we've found people in Washington have not lived up to the level of respect and dignity that we would expect for somebody that gets elected to a position of high influence," Romney added. "He's no longer associated with my campaign, as you can imagine... I'm sorry to see that he has fallen short."
"We've" found people in Washington..? He actually used "We"?
Wrong, white-bread boy -- first, YOU found this clown and elevated him to an exalted status in your campaign administration, and now -- while Craig is still professing his innocence -- YOU'VE decided he's guilty and are distancing yourself from him as fast as your little flippers can take you.
Amazing display, Flippy. Democrats don't have to do a damn thing to defeat the Republicans lately. They do a fine job of defeating themselves!
And I have to say... love the U.S. flag lapel pin, Senator Craig. Thank you for not removing it. There's nothing more patriotic than seeing our flag draped on the lapel of a U.S. Senator's mugshot.
- Related: The Evidence Has Been Removed from Public Sight - Romney's campaign removes YouTube video evidence of Craig's endorsement of Romney.
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