The FBI Raid of Project Veritas Turns Into a Massive Scandal After Privileged Communications Are Leaked

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As RedState reported, Project Veritas has found itself in the crosshairs of the FBI recently. That began with a raid on the homes of several of its journalists under the guise of looking for Ashley Biden’s diary. Apparently, a stolen diary is now in the purview of federal authorities. Will they be investigating bike thefts next?


But what was so disturbing, besides the raids happening in the first place, was how quickly The New York Times knew about them. While O’Keefe was asked by the FBI to keep quiet, the Times knew within hours, pointing to a leaker within the bureau.

But while the Department of Justice requested us to not disclose the existence of the subpoena, something very unusual happened. Within an hour of one of our reporters’ homes being secretly raided by the FBI, The New York Times, who we are currently suing for defamation, contacted the Project Veritas reporter for comment. 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.

Days later, O’Keefe would have his home raided as well, and sure enough, the Times once again knew it about it before anyone else. Are you noticing a pattern? Because it’s about to become as obvious as a neon sign.

Two days ago, a court ordered the FBI to stop extracting data from O’Keefe’s phones, which had apparently been seized. Again, all of this is being done under the allegation that…a diary was stolen. But then last night, things boiled over into outright scandal. The Times suddenly started publishing privileged communications between Project Veritas and its legal team. Those messages apparently came from one of O’Keefe’s phones.


Yes, you read that right. Project Veritas had recently sued The New York Times over an unrelated matter, and now the Times has Project Veritas’ privileged communications that reveal their legal strategies. Given the circumstances, there could only be one logical source for that information — the FBI.

This is absolutely scandalous, though nothing is really surprising anymore when dealing with the FBI. It appears that a major newspaper has colluded with the federal government to target an investigative reporting outlet. Of course, there are still more dots to connect, but if there’s some other explanation, I’m not seeing it. The pretense of the original raid simply made no sense (really, a diary?), and the Times has been getting leaks from the bureau every step of the way in order to target Project Veritas.

If this isn’t a coordinated political hit job on a journalistic organization, then what is it? So many lines have now been crossed that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Worse, what can Project Veritas even do about it? The Biden-run DOJ is not going to investigate these leaks, and the damage has already been done. The Times now has possession of these privileged communications even as they are being sued by Project Veritas. Think about how absurd that is.


Let this serve as another example of why the FBI doesn’t need to just be reprimanded, but that it needs to be disbanded. The organization simply can not be trusted to uphold the rights of American citizens any longer, a reality that is borne out by its own politicized actions.

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