According to the original CNN report, Burns (along with Ben Wetmore and Izzy Santa) was sent an email by O'Keefe asking if they thought he could lure Bordreau on to the boat:
"Getting Closer," the e-mail states. "Audio attached conversation with Abbie. What do you think of her reaction guys. She said she could do it Monday, Tuesday. Ben, you think I could get her on the boat?"Izzy Santa, it turned out, had a conscience and warned Boudreau about the plot. Burns and Wetmore, obviously, did nothing to stop it.
The tea party rally is being organized by Gina Loudon, a self-proclaimed conservative Christian who previously called O'Keefe a "hero."
Sadly, no St. Louis media has yet gotten a quote from Burns about his role in O'Keefe's scheme, although Chad Garrison did write about it at the RFT.