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

 April 4, 2024

The Daily Mail raised eyebrows in 2022 when it reported that an excerpt from Ashley Biden's diary described showering with her father as a child, something she said was "not appropriate."

Federal prosecutors announced this week that they are seeking jail time for one of the individuals who pleaded guilty to stealing the document. 

Prosecutor says anything short of jail time is "wholly insufficient"

According to the New York Post, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams sent a letter to District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in which he excoriated Aimee Harris.

Harris and Robert Kurlander, who each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, sold Biden's diary to the conservative watchdog group Project Veritas.

"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 to Swain.

"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," he complained.

"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.

Federal agents raided home of Project Veritas founder

Harris and Kurlander are not the only ones to face legal hot water over the diary, as Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe also found himself in the government's cross hairs.

The group issued a statement last year which explained that it attempted to return the diary to Ms. Biden after corroborating its authenticity but provided the material to law enforcement after being rebuffed.

"In November of 2021, James O'Keefe's and two other Veritas journalists' homes were subjected to pre-dawn FBI raids," the statement continued.

It went on to recall how "[d]ocuments obtained by Project Veritas later revealed that details of the investigation were leaked to journalists at the New York Times during the raids. "

Critics suggest push for jail time is politically motivated

"In short, we did nothing wrong other than the non-crime of investigating a story, as journalists do," O'Keefe was quoted as saying at a congressional hearing.

Some on social media claims Williams' move is politically motivated, with one user asserting, "Joe Biden wants to put people in jail for revealing that he is a pedophile."

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