Project Veritas caught up in probe of Biden daughter's stolen diary: report

  

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Via:  hallux  •  4 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   CAROLINE VAKIL - The Hill

Project Veritas caught up in probe of Biden daughter's stolen diary: report

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The conservative group Project Veritas appears to be caught up in an investigation that federal authorities are conducting regarding a diary stolen from  President Biden ’s daughter, Ashley Biden.

The New York Times, citing two people briefed on the unfolding events,  reported Friday  that agents went to the  town of Mamaroneck in Westchester County as well as a location in New York City to conduct two court-ordered searches on Thursday.

The areas were tied to people who worked with Project Veritas and the group’s founder and CEO, James O’Keefe, the Times reported.

The agents “performed law enforcement activity related to an ongoing investigation” at both places, a spokesperson for the FBI in New York told the newspaper. The spokesperson declined to comment further, and a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan declined to comment to the Times.

The FBI's New York division told The Hill that it had no specific comment on the report.  The Hill has also reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

The Times reported that authorities are conducting an  investigation into Ashley Biden’s diary, which  surfaced online days before the November 2020 election. Project Veritas did not publish the diary, but a website owned by a company called Flyover Media did, according to the newspaper.

O’Keefe acknowledged in a   video released Friday   that federal authorities had executed search warrants at locations tied to Project Veritas personnel, but denied any wrongdoing by the group.

He asserted that the group had been contacted by tipsters last year who claimed they had a copy of Ashley Biden’s diary with information on then-candidate Joe Biden.

O’Keefe stated that his group decided against publishing the diary because they could not confirm its authenticity. He also claimed they tried to give it back to an attorney for Biden, and that they later gave it to law enforcement.

“The FBI took materials of current and former 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,” O’Keefe said in the video. 

The New York Times is in the midst of  a libel lawsuit  filed by Project Veritas regarding a story published last year covering a video that included allegations of voter fraud.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    4 weeks ago

This should be partisan fun ...

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Hallux @1    4 weeks ago

If anything 'salacious' comes out of it the conservatives will treat it like Hunters laptop. If this had been Ivanka's diary they would be screaming invasion of privacy at the top of their lungs to overshadow any of its contents.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    4 weeks ago

somebody needs to help date rapist jimmy o'keefe floss his teeth with a louisville slugger.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     4 weeks ago

O'keefe is a very credible source of information..../sjrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bbl-1
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3  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

Operation Veritas is an American offshoot infiltration by Russian SVR.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

A personal diary is an exceptionally private item, and should it be true that Ashley posted her diary on her computer if it was connected to the internet, which by now only an idiot doesn't know can be hacked and the contents read, she is a fxxxxxg fool.

 
 
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