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McAllister chief of staff says only 3 had access to cameras

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - KNOE 8 News has learned that only three people had access to cameras at the Monroe District Office of Vance McAllister.

Former 5th Congressional District representative Rodney Alexander had no idea that cameras were installed in the Monroe District Office.

Alexander was in Monroe speaking at Chennault Aviation Museum on Tuesday.  When asked his thoughts about the McAllister scandal.

"I trust mister McAllister. I know those working around him are giving him good advice as to what to do and I trust that he will approach this problem in a Louisiana way and move forward and serve the people of the 5th district to the best of his ability" says Alexander.

 He and a former congressional aid that was with him, stated that they did not realize there were cameras installed.  

"Quite honestly I didn't know there was a camera in that office. I assume it was there when we were there but I don't know im not asked that question" says Alexander.

He even spoke candidly about a time when a break-in took place.  There was no surveillance footage to help with that investigation

The building that the office is in is located at 1900 Stubbs Avenue in Monroe.  It is owned by Bill Land, principal architect (according to his website) at Land 3 Architect, Inc.

Chief of Staff for McAllister Adam Terry tells KNOE 8 News that the cameras were installed sometime around February 2011 after that break-in and after the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford.

Terry also confirmed that only three people have access to the cameras: Bill Land, Leah Gordon, and an employee of Land's named Lance.  According to the Land 3 website, the only listed Lance is Lance Hilton.  However, KNOE 8 News has not confirmed if this is the 'Lance' that has access to the videos.

Leah Gordon has been accused of leaking the video by Monroe pastor Danny Chance. On Tuesday, Chance said he knew that Gordon had a jump drive of the video, and that she publicly commented of taking the video to state senator Mike Walsworth.

Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister will formally request for an investigation Wednesday into who leaked a video of him kissing a woman on surveillance video.

Chief of Staff Adam Terry confirms that McAllister will reach out to the Justice Department and to the FBI to formally request an investigation.

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