The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly raided the home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe two days after they searched the homes of his associates in the Southern District of New York’s inquiry into the theft of Ashley Biden’s diary.
Witnesses told The New York Times that the FBI searched O’Keefe’s home on Saturday. This came one day after the FBI raided the homes of two people linked to Project Veritas in connection with this investigation.
“I ran to the door and looked out the peephole and clearly saw an F.B.I. raid,” said one of O’Keefe’s neighbors. “You saw the jackets. Literally, it was just out of a movie.”
O’Keefe had released a video on Friday in which he defended his group’s handling of the diary, which the group did not publish. He stated that his colleagues were operating as ethical journalists who turned the diary over to the authorities and sought to return it to a lawyer for Ashley Biden.
NY Mag reported: “Dozens of handwritten pages from Ashley Biden’s journal were published on October 24, 2020, by a right-wing website under the byline of Patrick Howley, a reporter who has on at least two occasions been the first to reveal politically damaging information about Democratic politicians,” including former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Cal Cunningham. “The posting claimed the diary had been obtained from a whistleblower at a media organization. The published diary pages were mostly ignored by both mainstream and right-wing media at the time.”