Ashley Biden Diary Was Abandoned, Project Veritas Tells Court As DOJ Says They Stole It
Project Veritas says a tipster's voicemail led them to the diary and an overnight back with the "B.Biden Foundation" logo" and "personal items." Inner City Press will stay on it - #CourtCaseCast
SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 22 – In the litigation triggered by the seizure of cell phones from Project Veritas' James O'Keefe related to the diary that may or may not be Ashley Biden's, O'Keefe on November 15 asked U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres to order the prosecutors to
"inform the court if the government - including the FBI or any other governmental agency - leaked Project Veritas's attorney-client privileged memoranda to the New York Times" and "identify who at the government is responsible for the previous leaks."
The request includes message to O'Keefe asking for comment and says "the New York Times' repeated use of information demonstrably leaked to it by the government renders the New York Times little more than the government's press secretary."
The US responded asking to be granted until November 19 to respond. And on November 19 DOJ did respond, with the argument that Project Veritas did not just "passively receive" the diary they say was stolen, but in essence stole it. It's hard to know - the US Attorney's Office has redacted large parts of its response.
On November 22, Project Veritas replied to Judge Torres, stating that "on or about September 3, 2020, a tipster called news outlet Project Veritas and left a voice mail [which] indicated that a new occupant moved into a place where Ashley Biden had previously been staying and found Ms. Biden's diary and other personal items: 'The diary is pretty crazy. I think it is worth looking at'... including an overnight bag with the 'B.Biden Foundation' logo."
We'll have more on this - watch this site.
The New York Times, as of this writing, has not sought to intervene.
Inner City Press will stay on the case(s).