1972 Watergate-Style Break-In
The Daily Caller
President Obama convened a Cabinet meeting Thursday with new Secretary of State John Kerry and, among others, Kerry's brother Cameron Kerry, the current general counsel for the Department of Commerce.
Observers stated that Thursday likely marked the first time two brothers had both attended a Cabinet meeting together since John and Robert Kennedy. But records reveal that the Kerry brothers have a troublesome history of working together politically.
Cameron Kerry was arrested in 1972 for breaking and entering into a building that housed the campaign office of his brother's congressional opponent.
Cameron Kerry, then a recent Harvard graduate and staffer on John Kerry's first congressional campaign, was arrested on September 18, 1972, one day before John Kerry won the Democrat nomination for the House seat, and charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny.
The arrest occurred at nearly 2 AM in the basement of a Lowell, Massachusetts building that housed both John Kerry's campaign office and the campaign office of Kerry's Democrat primary opponent Tony DiFruscia. The building contained DiFruscia's telephone wires. DiFruscia claimed that the Kerry staffers were trying to sabotage him.
Cameron Kerry claimed that he had been alerted that John Kerry's own telephone cables were going to be sabotaged, prompting his early-morning presence in the building's basement. One year later, the charge against Cameron Kerry was dropped.
"I kicked in the door," admitted Kerry's campaign field director Thomas J. Vallely, who was arrested alongside Cameron Kerry. Charges against Vallely were also later dropped.
"It was an impulsive, rash thing that we did and that John Kerry ended up having to deal with. That's all we're going to say on that one," Cameron Kerry later told a reporter.
"Kerry brother arrested in Lowell 'Watergate'" read the top headline of the next day's Lowell Sun. (PHOTO)
Cameron Kerry went on to a 25-year stint as a partner at the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo. That firm's former partner Mo Cowan was recently appointed by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick to temporarily fill John Kerry's vacated US Senate seat.
Cameron Kerry has served as general counsel of Obama's Commerce Department since 2009.
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Editor's Note: Yet another "I-could-care-less" association of Mr. Obama's. How does someone who admits to breaking and entering end up in high-level federal government in the first place? Evidently, it isn't whether you have the integrity to hold a federal position, it's whether you can spin your way out of wrong-doing...Wonderful how they have bastardized the original creation of the Framers, eh?!...
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