A piece of news regarding the alleged Ashley Biden diary largely escaped notice–Project Veritas offices and James O’Keefe’s home were raided by the FBI last Thursday and Saturday because, according to Jack Hadfield of the National File:
A week and a half before the 2020 election, a Project Veritas whistleblower provided a digital copy of Ashley Biden’s diary to National File.
I do not believe in coincidence. This was a pretext to attack Project Veritas. Why did Jack Hadfield reveal the source of the diary on the one day before James O’Keefe’s home was raided? You cannot ignore the Deep State for a moment. They are like the Eye of Mordor constantly surveying the body politic for an opportunity to attack and infect. The initial reports about last week’s raids on the office of Project Veritas (PV) and the home of PV creator, James O’Keefe, were of two types–the New York Times was tipped off to a supoena that was supposed to be secret while many conservative bloggers (and Project Veritas) voiced consternation (rightly so!) over the FBI going after journalists.
The National File and some other bloggers and aspiring pundits are claiming this is “proof” that the Ashley Biden diary is true. But I think there is an alternative explanation–the diary is a fabrication and was given to Project Veritas three weeks before the 2020 Presidential election in order to distract attention from the Hunter Biden laptop story and ultimately discredit and prosecute Trump supporters who embraced the diary as legit.
Here is what we know about the diary. A person or persons not publicly identified approached PV in October 2020 with a copy of what was alleged to be the diary of Joe Biden’s daughter. According to James O’Keefe, PV tried to independently verify the legitimacy of the diary and decided not to publish and gave the material to law enforcement:
We investigated the claims provided to us, as journalists do. We took steps to corroborate the authenticity of the diary. At the end of the day, we made the ethical decision that because, in part, we could not determine if the diary was real, if the diary in fact belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we could not publish the diary and any part thereof. We attempted to return the diary to an attorney representing Ms. Biden, but that attorney refused to authenticate it. Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement to ensure it could be returned to its rightful owner. We never published it.
But now the National File claims it was a “whistleblower” from Project Veritas who gave the National File’s Patrick Howley a copy of the diary (Howley published salacious portions of the alleged diary on 24 October 2020.
This raises two possibilities.