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BREAKING: Federal Authorities Raid Award-Winning News Producer Who Broke Several Major National Security & Terrorism Stories

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James Gordon Meek is an Emmy Award-winning ABC News network, and national-security investigative producer. He was responsible for breaking many high-profile national security and terrorism-related stories. 

He broke the news of a foiled terrorist plot in New York City. He reported on the Army’s cover-up of the death of Pfc. Dave Sharrett II in Iraq who it turns out was shot by his commanding officer. 

His deep dive into such stories earned him a meeting with President Obama on Veterans Day in 2009. 

After nine years at the ABC network, a Hulu documentary about what went wrong in a 2017 mission in Africa that resulted in the deaths of 4 American Special Forces soldiers that’s getting Emmy attention, and an upcoming book outlining the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Meek seemed to be on the top of his game. 

Federal authorities raided his home in April of this year and now it seems that Meek has fallen off the face of the earth. 

According to Rolling Stone:

“In the raid’s aftermath, Meek, who frequently collaborated with ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir, has made himself scarce.” 

Rolling Stone spoke to his neighbors and they claim they have not seen Meek since the raid and his apartment seems to be vacant. 

“Siena Park management declined to confirm that their longtime tenant was gone, citing ‘privacy policies.’”

The reason for the raid? It’s not clear. Meek has not been charged with a crime. 

Raids on journalists’ homes seem to be a thing for the Biden Administration. James O’Keefe’s home was raided by the FBI in November 2021.

A federal magistrate judge in the Virginia Eastern District Court signed off on the search warrant the day before the Meek raid. 

A new policy enacted last year prohibits federal prosecutors from seizing documents from journalists. Any exception to this rule requires approval from the U.S. Deputy Attorney General. This was not the case.

His lawyer, Eugen Gorokhov said in a statement, “Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents.”

“If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of his long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing.” 

It appears that the anonymous source came from somewhere inside the government which is deeply concerning. 

Gorokhov went on to say, “The allegations in your inquiry are troubling for a different reason: they appear to come from a source inside the government.” 

“It is highly inappropriate, and illegal, for individuals in the government to leak information about an ongoing investigation. 

“We hope that the DOJ promptly investigates the source of this leak,” he said.

In order to conduct a raid on someone’s home, there has to be probable cause. In order to find probable cause, there has to be a reasonable basis for believing that a crime may have been committed. 

Law Enforcement agents cannot search a person’s home or property without a fair probability that the search will result in evidence that a crime was committed. 

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