The Biden administration’s Justice Department has been undertaking a number of unprecedented actions of late, and it’s leaving many Americans curious as to whether or not the organization is skirting the well-understood edges of the institution’s scope.
First and foremost, there is the ongoing investigation into former President Trump’s allegedly incorrect handling of government documents after his time in office – a suggestion that Trump has vehemently denied, railing against the supposed “witch hunt” in the process, and against the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago home.
Now, another FBI raid, (that similarly involved allegedly-classified information), is in the spotlight for not only its potential impact on the First Amendment, but also for the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of its intended target.
Now-former ABC News investigative reporter James Gordon Meek abruptly resigned from the Disney-owned network following an FBI raid of his Arlington, Virginia, home and colleagues haven’t seen him since, according to a new report.
Tatiana Siegel’s story for Rolling Stone dove into the bizarre situation surrounding the Emmy Award-winning journalist.
“Multiple sources familiar with the matter say Meek was the target of an FBI raid at the Siena Park apartments, where he had been living on the top floor for more than a decade. An FBI representative told Rolling Stone its agents were present on the morning of April 27… The FBI cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation,” Siegel wrote. “Meek has been charged with no crime. But independent observers believe the raid is among the first — and quite possibly, the first — to be carried out on a journalist by the Biden administration.”
Meek’s disappearance comes as many freedom experts suggest that his status as a journalist should have protected him from such a raid.