This week, there was yet another attempt to discredit the judgeship of James Caputo. This one involved Mike Hunter & the Oklahoma Attorney General's office.
Caputo says that on Tuesday of this week he was called to his chambers to meet with an asst. attorney general and another unnamed associate of the AG's office.
They demanded Caputo's "immediate resignation". The AGA claimed to have evidence that incriminates the judge in a prostitution sting. The AGA said that he would use the AG's office powers to keep the allegations secret and unprosecuted IF the judge would simply bow out of the election and resign immediately.
Caputo insisted that a full investigation is required and he is certain he would be exonerated by such a due process.
The judge and his secured personal attorney, Clark Brewster, narrated a story that the AG's office was only interested in getting rid of the judge immediately, and not at all about securing the truth.
But last spring there was yet another narrative coming from Oklahoma City. That narrative included the Secretary of State who was running for the seat Judge Caputo currently occupies. James Williamson repeatedly told SoonerPolitics that Judge Caputo is a sexual harasser.
For his part, Caputo has not resorted to negative campaign tactics and has instead, rested on the vast & bipartisan support he has received by both defendants and victims who were dealt justice in Caputo's courtroom.
Also on Tuesday night, Defense Attorney & 2nd Amendment advocate, Kevin Adams, gave high marks to Caputo when presenting a ballot review to the Tulsa Republican Assembly. Adams said that he has presented 3 court defenses in Caputo's court and lost all of them, but was impressed with Caputo's discipline and astute adherence to constitutional due process. That same day, ACLU attorney, Laurie Phillips also endorsed Caputo. Phillips has been a leading voice on womens rights and minority discrimination matters.
Follow all the developments on this story at KOTV News on 6.
What ought to concern Oklahoma voters is the attempt to use the AG's powers to suppress evidence and even purported sexual criminal behavior from the public, and then use that power to attain political defeat of disfavored judges.
When Caputo objected to the threats of the AG's office, The story was immediately and selectively leaked to media outlets. It ought to be noted that this attempt was made in the last 4 weeks of an important political election season. Caputo has served on the bench for 8 years, yet somehow these details coincidently came to light when a vote is scheduled.