Judge appoints special master in Project Veritas raids case

NA former federal judge was appointed Wednesday to ensure no First Amendment protections or attorney-client privileges are violated in the review of materials seized by U.S. law enforcement authorities from individuals connected with the conservative group Project Veritas.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan said she was appointing Barbara Jones to oversee the separation of privileged materials found during recent raids connected to a criminal probe into how the group received a diary purported to belong to President Joe Biden’s daughter.

Torres said it was important to let a neutral party decide privilege issues for the items seized from current and former employees of the group rather than leaving it solely up to individual prosecutors who are separate from the criminal team working on the case.

James O’Keefe, the founder of the group that calls itself a news organization, said previously that agents had searched his home, and the homes of two others, in connection with the diary investigation.

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