Sheriff: Recordings by Vitter private eye will go to FBI
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says he'll give the FBI video and other evidence gathered in an investigation of private investigators working for David Vitter's campaign for governor.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand's probe began after he spotted someone using a video device to record a conversation he was having at a Metairie coffee shop in October.
Vitter, a Republican U.S. senator, said Monday the investigator was legitimately looking into whether a supporter of his Democratic opponent, Rep. John Bel Edwards, was paying people to make false allegations against him.
Normand, is a Republican but has long been at odds with Vitter. He said Tuesday that other recovered video shows a Vitter-paid private investigator aggressively interviewing an unidentified witness, coaxing her to say that payments were made by a person seeking to discredit Vitter.
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