Breitbart News reports that on Thursday, New York Judge Charles D. Wood of the Supreme Court of Westchester County ordered the leftist propaganda rag the New York Times to defend its publication last week of an article about legal memoranda addressed to Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe.
The decision stems from a case filed last year in which O’Keefe is suing the Times for defamation, but it is related to the recent FBI raid on O’Keefe’s home in New York, because the Times published its article only after the raid. The FBI raid was ostensibly to look for information pertaining to the diary of President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, which Project Veritas says it obtained legally, never published, and turned over to law enforcement.
A week later the Times published an article about the legal advice given to O’Keefe and Project Veritas by their lawyers. The paper quoted directly from the memos.
It is possible that the Times obtained legal memos relevant to the defamation case. It is not clear whether those memos came from law enforcement or other sources, though one of the Times journalists who wrote the article, Michael S. Schmidt, was part of the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the “Russia collusion” story, which relied on law enforcement sources but was exposed as a hoax.