After privileged communications are leaked, the FBI raid on Project Veritas turns into a massive scandal

The FBI has recently focused its attention on Project Veritas. The search for Ashley Biden's diary began with a raid on the residences of several of the organization's journalists. Federal investigators are reportedly looking for a stolen journal. Will they start looking into bike thefts next?

But what was most troubling, apart from the raids themselves, was how soon The New York Times learned about them. While the FBI instructed O'Keefe to remain silent, the Times found out within hours, indicating a leaker within the government.

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's house was raided as well, and the Times was the first to know about it. Do you see a trend here? It's about to become as blatant as a neon sign.

A court ordered the FBI to halt collecting data from O'Keefe's phones, which had been confiscated, two days ago. All of this is being done under the guise of...a journal being stolen. But then, late yesterday night, everything erupted into a full-fledged controversy. The New York Times began disclosing confidential conversations between Project Veritas and its legal staff on an ad hoc basis. Those texts are believed to have originated 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 completely outrageous, however nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to the FBI. A prominent newspaper appears to have worked with the federal government to attack an investigative reporting organization. Of course, there are still more dots to connect, but I'm not seeing any other explanations. The first raid's pretext was absurd (seriously, a diary? ), and the Times has been receiving leaks from the agency at every turn in order to attack Project Veritas.

What is this if it isn't a well-coordinated political strike on a news organization? It's difficult to keep track of all the lines that have been crossed. Worse still, what is Project Veritas' recourse? The leaks will not be investigated by the Biden-led Justice Department, and the harm has already been done. Despite being sued by Project Veritas, The New York Times now has access to these confidential communications. Consider how ludicrous 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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