“documents, a series of memos written by the group’s lawyer, detail ways for Project Veritas sting operations”
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group recently came under federal attack over their possession of a diary that allegedly belonged to Ashley Biden, which ultimately led to an FBI raid on O’Keefe’s home.
It was curious when the New York Times seemed to have advanced knowledge of the raid, but now it looks as though the Times is being fed information that may have been obtained through the raid.
Adam Goldman and Mark Mazzetti wrote at the New York Times about internal Project Veritas attorney-client documents they obtained.
Project Veritas and the Line Between Journalism and Political Spying
Hours after F.B.I. agents searched the homes of two Project Veritas operatives last week, James O’Keefe, the leader of the conservative group, took to YouTube to defend its work as “the stuff of responsible, ethical journalism.”
“We never break the law,” he said, railing against the F.B.I.’s investigation into members of his group for possible involvement in the reported theft of a diary kept by President Biden’s daughter, Ashley. “In fact, one of our ethical rules is to act as if there are 12 jurors on our shoulders all the time.”
Project Veritas has long occupied a gray area between investigative journalism and political spying, and internal documents obtained by The New York Times reveal the extent to which the group has worked with its lawyers to gauge how far its deceptive reporting practices can go before running afoul of federal laws.
The documents, a series of memos written by the group’s lawyer, detail ways for Project Veritas sting operations — which typically diverge from standard journalistic practice by employing people who mask their real identities or create fake ones to infiltrate target organizations — to avoid breaking federal statutes such as the law against lying to government officials.
After the FBI raid, O’Keefe claimed that all of his reporting notes were confiscated along with numerous other documents. Now the New York Times is scouring and reporting on various Project Veritas documents and memos. Are we to believe this is a coincidence?
The documents show, for example, Project Veritas operatives’ concern that an operation launched in 2018 to secretly record employees at the F.B.I., Justice Department and other agencies in the hope of exposing bias against President Donald J. Trump might violate the Espionage Act — the law passed at the height of World War I that has typically been used to prosecute spies.
The media recoiled in horror when Trump called them an enemy of the people, but they work so hard to prove him right again and again.
Tucker Carlson discussed this with attorney Harmeet Dhillon last night:
Here are some Twitter reactions:
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 12, 2021
– Project Veritas sues the NYT.
– The FBI raids O’Keefe’s home.
– NYT knows about raid immediately.
– FBI steals O’Keefe’s reporter notes.
– NYT publishes what his notes were.
This is nuts. The FBI is LEAKING O’Keefe’s privileged info to the NYT.
Helloooo deep state.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 12, 2021
By publishing this article, The New York Times is literally participating in the act that they're accusing Project Veritas of…political spying. https://t.co/vl6omWydyD
— Patrick Courrielche (@courrielche) November 12, 2021
In this unjust world they're trying to destroy Project Veritas while Fusion GPS goes unscathed. Gen. Flynn is ruined, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Comey, and all the rest get off scot free https://t.co/DUPUF8k1SH
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) November 12, 2021
You clowns worked hand in glove with the corrupt spies and left-wing con artists on the most fraudulent political smear operation in American history—the Steele dossier—and you have the audacity to cast stones at someone else’s journalism? You people belong in Gitmo. https://t.co/WbhW95TAUc
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 12, 2021
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