On Friday, it was revealed that the FBI had raided two areas related to Project Veritas in connection to the diary of the President Biden’s daughter Ashley, which went lacking shortly earlier than the 2020 election.
Project Veritas reported that that they had the diary, couldn’t authenticate it, and turned it over to law enforcement. Despite this, they’re being investigated for having had it in any respect.
Two court-ordered searches had been performed by federal brokers on Thursday, one in New York City, and one within the city of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, in accordance to The New York Times.
Those areas reportedly had hyperlinks to individuals who had labored with the Project Veritas, an investigative media outlet..
In a video, Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe tried to set the document straight as to what occurred, and the way they got here in touch with a replica of the Biden daughter’s diary.
“Late last year, we were approached by tipsters claiming they had a copy of Ashley Biden’s diary,” stated O’Keefe.
“We had never met or heard of the tipsters. The tipsters indicated the diary had been abandoned in a room in which Ms. Biden stayed at the time, and in which the tipsters stayed in temporarily, after Miss Biden departed the room,” he continued. “The tipsters indicated that the diary included explosive allegations against then candidate Joe Biden.”
O’Keefe said that the tipsters had additionally been in negotiations with one other media outlet for a sum of cash to receive the diary.
“We investigated the claims provided to us as journalists do. We took steps to corroborate the authenticity of the diary. At the end of the day, we made the ethical decision that because in part we could not determine if the diary was real, if the diary in fact belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we could not publish the diary in any part thereof,” he stated.
O’Keefe stated that Project Veritas tried to give the diary again to an lawyer representing Ashley Biden, “But that attorney refused to authenticate it.” He stated they then handed the diary over to law enforcement to be sure that it bought again to its rightful proprietor.
“We never published it,” O’Keefe stated. “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?”
According to The New York Times, the Justice Department, under the earlier management of Attorney General William Barr, opened an investigation in October of 2020 into the matter after a Biden household consultant instructed federal authorities that a number of of Ashley Biden’s possessions had been stolen in a housebreaking.
On October 24, 2020, dozens of handwritten pages from the diary had been posted on one other web site.
O’Keefe famous that he has obtained a grand jury subpoena that requests he “voluntarily refrain from disclosing the existence of the subpoena to any third party.”
Despite the subpoena wording, O’Keefe said that inside hours of Project Veritas workers properties being raided, The New York Times was reaching out for a remark.