Federal brokers have raided the house of conservative journalist James O’Keefe and others concerned along with his group as a part of an investigation into the alleged theft of a diary that belonged to President Joe Biden’s daughter.
The New York Times reported that O’Keefe’s Mamaroneck, New York, dwelling was searched early Saturday morning.
Others related to O’Keefe’s group, Mission Veritas, have been focused Thursday in raids associated to the diary that purportedly as soon as belonged to Ashley Biden.
In all, three residences tied to Project Veritas have been searched by order of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York.
Mission Veritas by no means revealed the contents of the diary that initiated the raids as a result of O’Keefe mentioned its authenticity couldn’t be verified.
In a statement on the Mission Veritas web site, O’Keefe expressed shock that the Instances was even made conscious of the raids.
“Inside an hour of one among our reporters’ properties being secretly raided by the FBI, the New York Instances, who we’re at present suing for defamation, contacted the Mission Veritas reporter for remark,” he mentioned.
“We have no idea how the New York Instances was conscious of the execution of a search warrant at our reporter’s dwelling or the subject material of the search warrant, as a grand jury investigation is secret.”
“The FBI took supplies of present and former Veritas journalists even supposing our authorized staff beforehand contacted the Division of Justice and voluntarily conveyed unassailable information that reveal Mission Veritas’ lack of involvement in felony exercise and/or felony intent,” O’Keefe mentioned.
O’Keefe mentioned the FBI raids got here after Mission Veritas voluntarily surrendered the journal to law enforcement.
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“Late final yr, we have been approached by tipsters claiming that they had a duplicate of Ashley Biden’s diary. … The tipsters indicated that they have been negotiating with a unique media outlet for the cost of monies for the diary.”
“On the finish of the day, we made the moral choice that as a result of, partly, we couldn’t decide if the diary was actual, if the diary in truth belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we couldn’t publish the diary and any half thereof. … Mission Veritas gave the diary to legislation enforcement to make sure it may very well be returned to its rightful proprietor. We by no means revealed it,” he mentioned.
Defenders of O’Keefe and Mission Veritas accused the FBI of attempting to intimidate conservative journalists.
I really feel like the true cause the FBI is raiding James O’Keefe is as a result of they wish to know who’s contacts are and who he’s planted on the high ranges of presidency. He’s been exposing the corruption and now the corruption is coming for him.
We should all help Mission Veritas!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 6, 2021
When the FBI is completely wonderful with the fraudulent Steele file and the stealing of Trump’s tax return however on purple alert for Ashley Biden’s diary… it’s time to disband them.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 6, 2021
Or this might don’t have anything to do with the diary however as an alternative be a warning to not converse to Mission Veritas or DOJ and FBI will hunt you down and J6 you.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 5, 2021
“BREAKING: FBI raids Mission Veritas founder James O’Keefe’s dwelling”
I’m certain that is completely legit and never politically motivated in any respect, proper? 🙄https://t.co/H5PM5gaJMX
— Paul Mitchell (@PaulMitchell_AB) November 6, 2021
“Our efforts have been the stuff of accountable, moral, journalism and we’re in little doubt that Mission Veritas acted correctly at every step,” O’Keefe mentioned.
“Nonetheless, it seems journalism itself might now be on trial.”
https://www.westernjournal.com/project-veritas-journalists-homes-raided-fbi-connection-alleged-theft-biden-family-possession/ | Mission Veritas Journalists’ Properties Raided by FBI in Connection to Alleged Theft of Biden Household Possession