Idaho House leader secretly records meetings

Idaho House leader secretly records meetings

An Idaho House leader has set up a security camera in his legislative office to record meetings with fellow lawmakers, lobbyists and constituents. He says it’s in response to the wave of sexual misconduct allegations erupting across the country.

House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, a Republican from Nampa, said Monday he felt the need to take extra steps to protect his reputation seeing multiple lawmakers were accused of sexual misconduct in Idaho and Washington D.C.

Crane says he informed his House Republican colleagues and the House minority leader of the camera, but no one else.

In Idaho, people can record others without their permission. Crane says he does not always tell people that they are being recorded.