Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe released video footage from last November, showing armed FBI agents raiding and ransacking an employee’s home. The Feds raided two of O’Keefe’s employees’ homes on November 4, on the orders of federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. They raided O’Keefe’s apartment in Mamaroneck, N.Y., a couple of days later in connection with Ashley Biden’s allegedly stolen diary.
O’Keefe contends that he and his journalists were targeted because of their investigative journalism.
The footage begins with the FBI banging loudly on the door, and with the startled journalist responding shakily, “I’m sorry, what is this regarding?”
“This is a search warrant, just open up!” the agent barked. After the journalist opened the door, the agent hollered: “Let me see your hands, let me see your hands!”
As the Feds filed into the home, the lead agent told the journalist that another agent would have to sit with him while the team searched his home “for our safety and for yours.” He said the journalist did not have to speak to the agent, and that he wasn’t being detained.
“We just want to see you calm, and then … are you okay with that?” the agent said. He told the journalist that another team of FBI agents was on the way.
O’Keefe said this invasion of his employee’s constitutional rights should “send shivers down the spines of every journalist around the country.”
“What you’ve just seen is an effort by the government to intimidate and silence us as journalists,” O’Keefe declared. “But Project Veritas will never be silenced. The 1st Amendment protects journalists and all people who speak out. We will stand firm to vindicate our own 1st Amendment rights, fight for the rights of our fellow journalists, and all Americans.”
The muckraker explained that in late 2020, he was approached by tipsters claiming that they had found a copy of Ashly Biden’s diary, which contained unsettling information about he father—then the Democrat nominee for president.
The tipsters were represented by attorneys who handled the negotiations over the diary with Project Veritas. O’Keefe said that in the end, he decided to pass on the story, and worked with local law enforcement to return the diary to Ashley Biden.
A week and a half before the 2020 election, Project Veritas’ tipster provided a digital copy of Ashley Biden’s diary to the National File.
The outlet published the the entirety of the diary, which included her revelation that as a child, she’d had inappropriate showers with her father, Joe Biden.
Entries in the diary include the author revealing she believes she was sexually molested as a child and shared “probably not appropriate” showers with her father, some that detail the author’s struggle with drug abuse and the author’s crumbling marriage with multiple affairs, along with entries showing the family’s fears of a potential scandal due to her brother’s new home, and those that show a deep resentment for her father due to his money, control, and emotional manipulation.
National File said that the FBI’s actions last November confirmed that the explosive revelations in the diary were true.
O’Keefe noted that this footage of the FBI raid “isn’t even the most shocking thing about the SDNY’s attacks against journalism,” and promised “more coming out soon.”