Project Veritas was raided by the FBI.
The reason given for the raid was surrounding Ashley Biden’s diary.
Attorney Harmeet Dhillon joined Tucker Carlson Tonight to expose the real reason for the raid.
According to Dhillon the real reason for the raid was to root out government sources and conservative donors.
"This is nothing more than a political witch hunt that is targeted at conservative donors, conservative journalists, people exposing corruption. The diary is simply the hook to get into this," said attorney @pnjaban https://t.co/BGml20DJVN
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 23, 2021
FBI raids against Project Veritas appear to be part of a “political witch hunt” meant to root out secret government sources and conservative donors, according to an attorney for the conservative group.
Harmeet Dhillon told Fox News host Tucker Carlson this week the Justice Department knew Project Veritas did not have a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the youngest daughter of President Joe Biden, when FBI agents scoured multiple locations tied to the group last month. That effort was part of an investigation into its disappearance, which included a search of the home of founder James O’Keefe.
“This is an absolutely breathtaking situation where the United States Department of Justice — supposedly because of this diary, but I’ll tell you why I don’t think it’s about the diary — has ignored the First Amendment, which protects the rights of the journalists and the press and of course also donors,” she said.
It “is also ignoring a federal statute, the Privacy Act, that protects journalists and confidentiality. It is also ignoring DOJ guidelines passed as recently as this summer by the current attorney general, Merrick Garland, all of which are designed to protect journalists from exactly this type of raid. So how are they getting around that? They are claiming that Project Veritas in court filings are not, in fact, journalists, and that’s one of their reasons,” Dhillon added.
“The DOJ well knew our client did not have the dairy. What were they really after? I think they were really after Project Veritas’s telephones with contacts of lawyers and legal communications. Contacts of many, many sources in the Biden administration which is riddled with corruption, as you pointed out. And contacts with conservative donors who they’d like to harass, we have the playbook from the Obama years. That’s what this is about,” she told Carlson.
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