(PresidentialWire.com)- Two months before the 2020 election, a diary that belonged to Ashley Biden, Joe Biden’s daughter, was shopped around at a fundraiser for presidential nominee Donald Trump. This is the claim made by the New York Times.
The Times’ investigative reporting enabled them to follow a trail that led to Project Veritas, ironically, the conservative group also known for investigative reporting.
James O’Keefe, the group’s founder, confirms that Federal investigators have descended upon him, but he defends Project Veritas and their work and admits no wrongdoing in their involvement with the Biden diary.
O’Keefe posted a video that acknowledges the Federal raid.
In the video, O’Keefe says that it appears the Southern District of New York now has journalists in their sights for the supposed crime of doing their jobs lawfully and honestly. Still, he is confident that his group has “acted properly at each and every step.”
The Times claims that while the diary was shown around at the fundraiser, O’Keefe, in an attempt to verify its authenticity, contacted Ashley Biden under “false pretenses” before offering $40,000 to the person who possessed it.
Biden said she received a call from a man that said he found a diary that he believed belonged to her and wanted to return it. She did keep a journal and left it at a friend’s home in Florida. She agreed to have the diary picked up, thinking that the information could damage her father’s election chances. But the man on the phone worked for Project Veritas. The return of the diary never took place.
O’Keefe insists they did nothing illegal and notes that they never published the diary’s contents. O’Keefe said of the New York Times, “Imagine writing so thoroughly divergent from reality and so mendacious with innuendo that there is literally no utterance that won’t make it worse.”
Business Insider, the online news outlet, reports that the New York Times and Project Veritas are in a legal battle. O’Keefe is suing the Times for defamation. The judge presiding over the case temporarily blocked any Project Veritas internal memos obtained by The Times from being published. The Times is appealing the decision.
Although Project Veritas did not publish the diary, some eye-opening passages were posted on the internet, most notably by a site called National File. They obtained screenshots of the actual pages so that people could read them in Ashley’s handwriting.
In the most notable passage, Ashley describes what she calls “probably not appropriate showering” with her father, president Joe Biden, at a very young age. The implication is some very disturbing wrongdoing by the sitting president.
The New York Times recently authenticated her brother Hunter’s “laptop from hell,” which includes information about the president that would typically trigger an investigation. Yet, the Feds seem unmotivated to move on the data, seemingly more interested in raiding those who uncover such information.