Federal Agents Try to Coerce USPS Whistleblower into Changing Story About Backdating of Ballots

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USPS whistleblower Richard Hopkins came forward last week with orders given by Pennsylvania Post Office supervisors to backdate late-arriving ballots to Election Day, November 3, so they would be accepted.

Hopkins made the revelations to Project Veritas‘ James O’Keefe.

Hopkins now says federal agents have tried to “coerce” him into changing his story.

An audio recording of a conversation Hopkins had with a federal official about his allegations has been released.

“This storm is getting crazy and it’s out of a lot of people’s control,” Russell Strasser from the USPS Inspector General’s office can be heard telling Hopkins. “And so the reason they called me in is to try and harness that storm, try to reel it back in before it gets really crazy.”

“I am trying to twist you a little bit…I am scaring you here…we have Senators involved…DOJ involved…” Strasser adds, warning Hopkins.

“How are you feeling right now,” O’Keefe asks Hopkins about the federal agents’ efforts. “I’m kinda pissed. I feel like I just got played,” Hopkins responds.

Hopkins, a Marine combat veteran, says his post office has placed him on non-paid leave in the wake of coming forward with his allegations.

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