DOJ seeks jail time for woman who sold Ashley Biden's diary

 April 5, 2024

Ashley Biden made headlines two years ago following the publication of excerpts from a diary in which she described showering with the president as a child.

The Department of Justice responded by indicting two individuals who sold the diary, and now one of them is facing jail time. 

Prosecutors seeking four to 10 month prison sentence

According to the New York Post, Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander each pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property over the theft.

The New York Times explained that Harris discovered the diary at a home in Florida that Biden had previously stayed at.

The pair sold Biden's diary to the conservative watchdog group Project Veritas, which paid them $40,000 for the material.

Breitbart reported that federal prosecutors initially sought a six-month home confinement sentence along with three years probation for Harris.

However, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams sent a letter on Tuesday to District Judge Laura Taylor Swain asking that the defendant be put behind bars for four to 10 months.

U.S. attorney complains that Harris believes "she is above the law"

"The defendant’s sentence must also account for the manner in which she has abused the administration of justice throughout the pendency of this court proceeding," Williams wrote.

"The defendant has repeatedly and consistently engaged in tactics to improperly delay this proceeding, including by misleading the Court with false information to justify belated and unmerited requests for adjournments, refusing to appear when directed, and failing to comply with court orders to disclose or produce certain information," the prosecutor alleged.

"A sentence involving no period of incarceration would be wholly insufficient to reflect the gravity of the defendant's conduct, including her apparent belief that she is above the law and that she need not comply with this Court's orders," the prosecutor insisted.

He added that the new proposed sentence "would be sufficient but not greater than necessary to accomplish the purposes of sentencing, including but not limited to promoting respect for the law and specific and general deterrence."

FBI raided home of Project Veritas founder

Harris and Kurlander aren't the only ones to experience legal blowback over the diary, as the home of Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe along with the homes of two others were raided by the FBI.

The group explained in a statement that it first attempted to return the diary to Ms. Biden via her attorney before giving it to law enforcement.

It further quoted O'Keefe as saying at a congressional hearing that Project Veritas "did nothing wrong other than the non-crime of investigating a story, as journalists do."

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