The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just raided the home of Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe, Fox News reports.
According to Fox, the raid was related to a “stolen” diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden.
As The New York Times reported, the FBI raid of O’Keefe’s apartment building in Mamaroneck, New York, took place on Saturday morning. It followed searches of other Project Veritas associates that were conducted by law enforcement earlier.
The FBI released a statement confirming the raid of O’Keefe’s apartment, with an agency spokesperson saying that the FBI “performed law enforcement activity” at O’Keefe’s residence.
What the FBI did not do, however, was make any comment on the apparent investigation that it is leading.
What we know
Reports indicate that the FBI is currently working with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, New York on the investigation, which reportedly concerns a diary belonging to Ashley Biden.
The diary is said to have gone missing in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election. What remains unclear is whether or not the diary was stolen, and, if so, by whom.
O’Keefe provided background on the situation to help explain what he believes is happening. Apparently, he and Project Veritas, late last year, were approached by “tipsters” claiming that they had Ashley Biden’s diary, and said the contents contained “explosive allegations” about President Joe Biden.
The Project Veritas founder said the tipsters were attempting to sell the diary to media outlets. However, O’Keefe said that Project Veritas was not able to independently verify the authenticity of the diary, so it decided not to publish its contents. In fact, O’Keefe says that Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement so that they could return it to Ashely Biden.
“Smacks of politics”
Following the raid, O’Keefe asked: “In what world is the alleged theft of a diary investigated by the President’s FBI and his Department of Justice? A diary?”
O’Keefe said the whole situation “smacks of politics.”
Indeed, from the outside looking in, it certainly does look as though Biden, as the U.S. president, used a federal law enforcement agency to go after a conservative journalist. There may be more to this story, but for now, it looks pretty bad.