UPDATED 11:23 AM PT – Saturday, November 6, 2021
Questions have been raised after reports surfaced that the FBI raided two locations associated with Project Veritas as part of the investigation into Ashley Biden’s stolen diary.
The New York Times reported federal agents recently executed search warrants at an apartment in New York City and another in Westchester County, New York. Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe confirmed the searches.
“I awoke to the news that apartments and homes of Project Veritas journalists, or former journalists, had been raided by FBI agents,” said O’Keefe. “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 [pointing to himself].”
The founder said the company is unaware as to how the New York Times heard of the warrant, adding a grand jury investigation is secret.
This comes after the conservative website published dozens of handwritten pages from Miss Biden’s diary ahead of the 2020 presidential election. O’Keefe said his website obtained the pages from a tipster claiming Ashley Biden had abandoned it in her room and maintained the post was “ethical journalism.”
“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 stated.
He said he has called on all Americans to stand up for the right to free speech and against the “politics of fear.”