Judge Orders DOJ to Stop Extracting Data from James O’Keefe’s Phone

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A national tribunal connected Nov. 11 ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to halt extracting and reviewing information from phones belonging to Project Veritas laminitis James O’Keefe.

The bid from Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York says that by Nov. 12, the DOJ “shall corroborate via email that it has paused its extraction and reappraisal of the contents of Petitioner O’Keefe’s phones.”

It comes aft O’Keefe filed a question Nov. 10 for assignment of a peculiar master—a designation often utilized for radical doing purely investigative work.

Torres moreover ordered the DOJ to supply the tribunal with a effect to O’Keefe’s question by Nov. 16, and for O’Keefe to supply the tribunal with its reply, if any, by Nov. 19.

O’Keefe’s location successful Westchester County, New York, was raided aboriginal Nov. 6 by the FBI. He aboriginal confirmed the raid.

“Banging connected my door, I went to my doorway to reply the doorway and determination were 10 FBI agents with a battering ram, achromatic blinding lights. They turned maine around, handcuffed me, and threw maine against the hallway,” O’Keefe told Fox News’ Sean Hannity connected Nov. 8. “I was partially clothed successful beforehand of my neighbors. They confiscated my phone. They raided my apartment.”

The Project Veritas laminitis had previously announced in a connection Nov. 5 that current and erstwhile Project Veritas employees’ homes were searched by FBI agents.

An FBI spokesperson told The Associated Press connected the aforesaid time that agents had conducted a “court-authorized instrumentality enforcement activity” astatine an flat successful Manhattan and an code successful Mamaroneck successful Westchester County, New York. The spokesperson did not look to remark connected whether the searches were linked to Project Veritas.

In the aforesaid statement, O’Keefe said that the DOJ—specifically the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York—appeared to beryllium investigating the alleged theft of a diary of Ashley Biden, the girl of President Joe Biden.

“We don’t cognize if it was, but it begs the question: successful what satellite is the alleged theft of a diary investigated by the President’s FBI and his Department of Justice? A diary! This national probe smacks of politics. Project Veritas ne'er threatened oregon engaged successful immoderate amerciable conduct,” O’Keefe said.

Mimi Nguyen Ly

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Mimi Nguyen Ly is simply a satellite quality newsman based successful Australia. She holds a bachelor's grade successful optometry and imaginativeness science. Contact her astatine [email protected]

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