So Why Is Joseph Basel at the Tea Party Convention?

Created: February 05, 2010 18:58 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

NASHVILLE — Justin Elliot picked up on my observation that Joseph Basel was here at the National Tea Party Convention and wondered how Basel was allowed to leave his home state of Minnesota before the Landrieu phone tampering case came to trial. I asked him.

“I’m on bond,” said Basel. “I just signed a piece of paper and I could go. I get pre-approval for travel outside of Minnesota, run by a supervision officer — I just gave him a call and said ‘I’m going to go to Nashville.’”

Basel pointed out that James O’Keefe had left his New Jersey home for New York to tape an interview with Sean Hannity. “We’re all fine,” he said. “It’ll all work out.”

Image has not been found. URL: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4332974539_4a1463e7a3.jpgJoseph Basel in Nashville (Photo by David Weigel)