The FBI raided the home of Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe Saturday, just days after federal agents hit two other locations associated with the conservative media company, according to a report.
An FBI spokesperson confirmed to the paper that it had conducted ""performed law enforcement activity" at O'Keefe's home in Mamaroneck, N.Y., but would not discuss details of the case.
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After news of the investigation became public Friday, O'Keefe released a detailed video statement defending his organization's actions — saying that they were acting as responsible journalists in speaking with sources about the diary, which it never published but was in talks with sources about.
"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," Mr. O'Keefe said. "Our efforts were the stuff of responsible, ethical journalism and we are in no doubt that Project Veritas acted properly at each and every step."
The probe, which began as an investigation into an October 2020 burglary on Ashley Biden's home, originally began under then-Attorney General Bill Barr, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.