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18 September 2012

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Should Be Arrested for His Role in Romney Eavesdropping Video

A lot of folks who oppose the Mitt Romney's bid to become our nation's next President are making hay over a video secretly filmed at a Romney fundraiser.

Some are even saying this hidden camera footage marks the end of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

That, however, remains to be seen. But that isn't stopping folks like James Carter IV from prematurely bragging about their role in the presumed downfall of a presidential campaign.

Carter, who is the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, boasts of putting the "anonymous video source in touch with a reporter."

In a New York magazine article titled, How Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video, James Carter IV crowed, "Any time that you can find a clip that strengthens the narrative already established, that's what becomes a big deal. I've been trying to get paid for this but it hasn't worked out yet. This might help."

Actions have consequences, folks.

And Forbes magazine columnist Marc Weber Tobias, an investigative attorney, says whoever shot the Romney video broke the law in Florida

It’s illegal in twelve states to record covertly at least the audio portion of a conversation where all parties have not consented. One of those states is Florida. In all fifty states under the Federal Wiretapping statute, at least one party must consent to a recording being made covertly. In Florida, it is either a felony or a high grade misdemeanor under 934.03 for the individual who made the secret recordings of Romney to have done so. The penalty in this case for first offense under the Florida statute pursuant to section 775.082 (4)(a) is up to one year in prison, unless the offense is committed for commercial gain.

James Carter IV knows who secretly recorded the private Mitt Romney fundraiser. James Carter IV knows who broke Florida's eavesdropping statutes, so let's throw Carter behind bars for a few days (or weeks, I don't really care) until the real culprit behind this video is identified.

There is still a right to privacy in this country. James Carter IV and his cronies violated it.