That’s not all that’s interesting in the 72-page transcript, the accuracy of which Dykstra affirmed in an affidavit. A few other choice bits:
Involvement of other conservative activists
On pages 37 and 38, Arends asks Dykstra if, in addition to Daniel Willard and Stace Nelson, state Rep. Manny Steele or Lincoln County Republican Party chair Betty Otten (who beat Arends to win the post) were involved in the robocalls.
To each, Dykstra answers with a succinct “no.”
The Ron Paul campaign
On page 31, Arends asked Dykstra if he knew that Willard “went out and bought a TracFone at Wal-Mart?”
“It wouldn’t surprise me. I mean, we used some TracFones for the Ron Paul campaign,” Dykstra replied.
Dykstra and the grand jury
In the interview, Dykstra discloses that he testified to the grand jury in the criminal robocall case against Willard. On page 66, Arends asks Dykstra if there is “anything you have told me here today that would be inconsistent with that, with what you told those proceedings?”
“I don’t think so, but — I — not to my knowledge, I guess,” Dykstra replied.
At the end of the two-hour interview, Dykstra’s attorney Brad Schrieber reads a statement into the record about the agreement that led to the interview.
“Part of the agreement was that in cooperation for that there would be no civil liability, or Gary would not be brought in as a defendant in this lawsuit or any other lawsuit by Joel or his client related to this matter,” Schrieber said.
Regrets, he has a few
“Was there any thought of, you know, asking for advice from legal counsel (during the robocall campaign)?” Arends asked Dykstra.
“Unfortunately not,” Dykstra replied.