The New York Supreme Court ruled against the New York Times in its effort to keep possession of what is believed to be illegally gained information leaked by the FBI. The FBI gained this information in three illegal searches of Project Veritas employees. The Times has been ordered to give a copy of everything they have to Project Veritas (PV) and then to destroy everything they have. The Times is off the hook, but the FBI who leaked it to them is not.
From the Court’s ruling:
“The court finds that Project Veritas has met its burden of showing that the subject memoranda were obtained by irregular means, if not both irregular and improper means.
Ordered: That the defendant New York Times and its agents, employees, legal counsel, or other persons under its control are directed to immediately delete / destroy copies of the legal memoranda prepared by Project Veritas’ counsel, Benjamin Barr, from any computer, cloud server or other data collecting or disseminating sources.”
Christmas came early for our @dhillonlaw clients #projectveritas #jamesokeefe today! NY Trial court issued devastating opinion ruling that the @nytimes improperly obtained and published its litigation adversary’s non-waived privileged communications: pic.twitter.com/fdgxWiEjdM
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 24, 2021
It is believed that the FBI got the documents in unconstitutional searches of phones and other devices seized in the raids on James O’Keefe. It is further believed that the FBI leaked it to the NYT in an effort to embarrass PJ but the Times refused to say where the documents came from but if there are two men on an elevator and one of them cuts a fart, everyone knows who did it.
Somehow, the records just happened to end up in the hands of the radical NY Times, who published them in a shameless attempt to slander the investigative outlet’s journalistic practices.
The ruling could spur potential legal ramifications for the FBI, who, in all likelihood, illegally leaked the contents of O’Keefe’s phone to the NYT.
Other than vaguely attributing it to “newsgathering efforts,” the Times has refused to provide “ANY explanation” of how it came into possession of Project Veritas’ privileged communications, according to the ruling.
The ruling continues:
“There is nothing in the record to show how the Times obtained the privileged memoranda that belonged to project veritas.
That information is solely within the Times’ knowledge and possession,and it has not offered any explanation beyond vaguely stating that the memoranda were obtained through its “newsgathering efforts.”
The Times incredibly admitted that here “no apparent bribery… was used to obtain the memoranda.