James O’Keefe et al. were raided under a federal search warrant procured by the FBI. Although O’Keefe was instructed to remain mum, the authorities promptly leaked news of the raid to the New York Times. All this in the matter of Ashley Biden’s diary.
Among the items seized in the raid were O’Keefe’s cell phones. Fox News reports that a court order has enjoined the Department of Justice from extracting material without judicial oversight.
BREAKING! The federal court has just ordered the DOJ to STOP extracting data from our client, journalist James O’Keefe’s phone, and ordered a hearing. Counsel for Project Veritas asked the court to do this yesterday! pic.twitter.com/nBrmf4myuj
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 11, 2021
However, the FBI had already begun its excavation and followed up with its friends at the Times. Adam Goldman and Mark Mazzetti’s have the story based on leaked documents in today’s paper.
Consider that the underlying case involved a lost or stolen diary. Compare it with the government misconduct involved in the leaks to the Times and the Times’s exploitation of the leaks. As Will Chamberlain suggests, what we have here is a deeply disgusting Biden administration scandal in which the Times is an instrument and O’Keefe/Project Veritas are the intended roadkill.
The FBI raided Project Veritas on a pretext and is now leaking their privileged communications to the New York Times
This is a scandal pic.twitter.com/gll5PG4ShW
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) November 12, 2021
UPDATE: What I write above needs to be supplemented by my follow-up here.