I know. My Bad, as they say. Last Friday seems like a long time ago, but next Friday seems even more distant. So let’s move on to Ashley Biden, Joe’s daughter.
Francis Menton of the Manhattan Contrarian wonders if you are familiar with the story of Ashley Biden, the president daughter. It involves Ashley and her diary.
If you are not familiar, Mr. Menton advises you that you can know more than you ever wanted to in a series of more than 25 posts by Scott Johnson at PowerLine.
No Time for That?
The Manhattan Contrarian to Your Rescue:
The short version is that a woman named Aimee Harris moved into an apartment in Delray Beach, Florida that was used by people going through drug rehabilitation, and Harris discovered in the apartment a diary that had been left behind by the previous occupant, who turned out to be then presidential candidate Biden’s daughter Ashley.
In 2020 Harris offered the diary to Project Veritas. PV paid some $40,000 for the rights to the diary, but after a vetting process decided that it could not sufficiently verify the document.
Project Veritas Decided Not to Publish Ashley Biden’s Diary
Excerpts from the diary were subsequently published at a site called National File. Project Veritas has denied any knowledge of where National File got the diary (or a copy).
On November 6, 2021, the FBI conducted one of those early morning raids on the apartment of James O’Keefe, head of Project Veritas, throwing O’Keefe out into the hallway in his pajamas, reports Mr. Menton.
FBI Seizes O’Keefe’s Cell Phone
The latest news is that Ms. Harris and her companion (a man named Kurlander) pled guilty on Thursday (August 25) in the Southern District of New York to the nefarious crime of “Conspiracy to Commit Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property.” Here is the press release issued by the prosecutors.
Francis Menton has no doubt that, among the 4000+ federal crimes on the statute books, there is one called “conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property.” As he points out, isn’t that the entire business model of the journalism trade consists of getting hold of illegally-obtained information and publishing it?
When was the last time a New York Times or Washington Post reporter was subject to having his home raided by the FBI in the early morning hours? Never, as far as I know.
The obvious difference here is that Project Veritas is a right-wing news source known to be unfriendly to the administration, and this matter involves the President’s daughter.
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