FBI Raids Project Veritas Reporter's Home Right After Group Uncovers Voter Fraud
I try not to feed into conspiracies, however, the FBI launching a raid for a diary they're already in possession of sounds suspicious as hell. Biden's daughter, Ashley, supposedly lost her dairy late last year. The diary was turned into a Project Veritas reporter who turned the diary over to authorities. Partly because they could not verify the origins.
Project Veritas did the right thing, so why would the FBI raid one of their reports apartments in connection to a diary that authorities already possess? Why would the FBI raid anyone over a diary?
Hear me out...
Project Veritas is notorious for running telling sting operations that often embarrass the left or uncover serious criminal activity. Recently I covered a story where PV sent an undercover agent into a New Jersey voting station — The agent explained that he was not registered to vote and was not a legal US citizen. The poll worker still allowed him to cast a ballot while another worker admitted that they had done the same during the 2020 presidential elections.
Looking through that lens makes this raid seem painfully suspicious, to me.
Founder James O'Keefe issued a statement following the raid. Explaining that he's making a risky move by speaking out but ultimately told the administration that Project Veritas won't be intimidated. He also let us in on another discovery:
O'Keefe confirmed the Times' previous reporting about two other FBI raids that took place this week, releasing a video message addressing his group's apparent ties to the diary and declaring "Project Veritas came under attack."
"I woke to the news that apartments and homes of Project Veritas journalists, or former journalists, had been raided by FBI agents," O'Keefe began. "It appears the Southern District of New York now has journalists in their sights for the supposed crime of doing their jobs lawfully and honestly, or at least this journalist."
O'Keefe explained that the NYT called the reporter within an hour of the raid for questioning. Which is the second bit of suspicion. How the heck did they know about the raid? How did they know what the raid was about?
"We do not know how the New York Times was aware of the execution of a search warrant at our reporter's home or the subject matter of the search warrant as a grand jury investigation is secret," O'Keefe said. "The FBI took materials of current, former Project Veritas journalists despite the fact that our legal team previously contacted the Department of Justice and voluntarily conveyed unassailable facts that demonstrate Project Veritas' lack of involvement in criminal activity, and or criminal intent."
"Our efforts were the stuff of responsible ethical journalism, and we are in no doubt that Project Veritas acted properly at each and every step," O'Keefe asserted.
O'Keefe explained that a 'tipster' brought the diary to PV late last year after they tried to sell it to news outlets. Like I said before, they could not verify if the diary was stolen or if it belonged to Ashley Biden so he turned it into authorities.
The "tipsters," who O'Keefe said he had never met prior, were apparently negotiating with media outlets to sell Biden's diary and that ultimately, Project Veritas did not publish the book's contents because his group was not able to independently verify its authenticity.
O'Keefe says that the 'tipster' told him that the diary was in a hotel room they stayed at shortly after Biden's daughter checked out.
"Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement to ensure it could be returned to its rightful owner. We never published it," O'Keefe said. "Now, Ms. Biden's father's Department of Justice, specifically the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, appears to be investigating the situation, claiming the diary was stolen. We don't know if it was but it begs the question: In what world is the alleged theft of a diary investigated by the President's FBI and his Department of Justice? A diary?"
O'Keefe went on to claim the investigation "smacks of politics" but that Project Veritas will "not back down."
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett appeared on "Hannity" Friday and stressed there's a "huge difference" between what Ashley Biden's attorney has alleged that her diary was stolen versus what O'Keefe alleged about it being left behind in a room, saying "one's a crime and the other one isn't."
"Project Veritas did the right thing," Jarrett told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "They didn't publish this because they couldn't verify the authenticity of the documents, but the other conservative website did publish it but they claimed they did verify it. What is so bewildering about this is why in the world would the feds even involved in it."
Jarrett insisted that even if the diary was the subject of a theft, it would be a "state crime" rather than a federal crime and that the investigation, which allegedly began under Attorney General William Barr, has become an "enormous conflict of interest" with President Biden now in office.
"A journalist cannot be criminally prosecuted for publishing stolen material unless the journalist himself or herself is involved in the theft. There's no indication of that," Jarrett said. "And the same is true of leaked classified information. Journalists have never been prosecuted for that, although the leakers have when they're identified. So we don't know a whole lot about this story, but it's deeply troubling. They would barge into the homes of two journalists armed with a search warrant signed off by a federal judge and the Department of Justice, presided over by Joe Biden, this smacks of a political investigation and potential prosecution."
So, tell me your thoughts. I really want to hear them. Was this raid in connection to some diary? DO you think it's an attempt to intimidate the watchdog group that has repeatedly embarrassed this administration? Let me know.