Sen. Mary Landrieu's office is dismissing
claims by a lawyer for one of the New Orleans plumbers that the whole scheme was just a prank to embarrass Landrieu. In a statement to TPMmuckraker
, Landrieu's press secretary calls the explanation "feeble":
The fact remains that they perpetrated a false identity scheme on building security by posing as telephone workers and attempted to manipulate the phones in her office. The only people these four individuals have embarrassed are themselves and their families.
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