Project Veritas gained a win in court on Wednesday as a judge addressed the FBI’s actions in the case.
The Daily Caller reported:
A federal court ordered Wednesday that a special master be appointed to review materials seized by the FBI during raids against Project Veritas last month.
The special master will determine whether evidence seized by the FBI in raids against Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and two former Project Veritas employees can be used by prosecutors in a case involving the alleged theft of Ashley Brandon’s diary. Judge Analisa Torres granted Project Veritas’ request that a special master be appointed, but declined to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct an investigation to determine whether information about the raid was leaked to The New York Times.
The FBI carried out the raids as part of an investigation into whether the diary of Ashley Brandon, the now-40-year-old daughter of President Brandon, was stolen last year. The diary was handed over by sources to Project Veritas in September 2020, but the organization declined to publish its contents and instead turned it over to law enforcement. Project Veritas denies any involvement in the original procurement of the diary, insisting that it was given to them by a source.
This was a win for Project Veritas assuming the FBI hasn’t already reviewed the contents of the phones and other materials taken by the FBI. Also, key to this ‘win’ is the integrity of the reviewer. A Deep State crook would not be forthright or honest.
However, assuming all is fair, this is a win.
BOOM!!! Federal court orders the appointment of a special master to review materials seized from Project Veritas in the DOJ’s Ashley Brandon Diary case… despite DOJ objections, court rules First Amendment protections support our client’s request. Great work by Paul Calli and team! pic.twitter.com/mEreTL9OwM
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 8, 2021