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ACLU says FBI raid of Project Veritas founder O’Keefe’s home threat to ‘press freedom’
The ACLU has weighed in on the recent FBI raid of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe home in connection with the diary of Ashley Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden.
“Unless the government had good reason to believe that Project Veritas employees were directly involved in the criminal theft of the diary, it should not have subjected them to invasive searches and seizures,” wrote senior American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Brian Hauss.
Project Veritas, an undercover journalism group, came into possession of the diary when Biden was running for president in 2020 but purportedly tried to return it to law enforcement because its authenticity couldn’t not be proved. O’Keefe has said he believed at the time the diary was not illegally obtained.