Suspiciously, Project Veritas is now engaged in a lawsuit with the NYT.
According to Human Events co-publisher Will Chamberlain, by providing this information to the NYT, the FBI is guilty of a breach of attorney-client privilege.
Chamberlain tweeted that “the FBI raided Project Veritas on a pretext and is now leaking their privileged communications to the New York Times This is a scandal.”
These are classic privileged communications. [Project Veritas] asked for a legal opinion on potential journalistic activities, that opinion is a privileged communication.”
Chamberlain was equally perplexed by the NYT’s decision to publish the information.
“No idea what @adamgoldmanNYT was thinking here,” he added. “He should be subpoenaed tomorrow and forced to reveal his criminal source.”
He then pointed out that the pending litigation between Project Veritas and the NYT complicates the matter.
“I didn’t even think about the fact that PV is currently in litigation with the New York Times. Makes it all the more appalling that the NYT would be publishing Veritas’ privileged communications.”
The Times attacked Project Veritas in order to defend the journalistic standards and federal laws that it holds so dear.
According to the report, “Project Veritas has long occupied a gray area between investigative journalism and political spying, and internal documents obtained by The New York Times reveal the extent to which the group has worked with its lawyers to gauge how far its deceptive reporting practices can go before running afoul of federal laws.”
They then condemned Project Veritas for breaking with the journalistic norms practiced by the so-called “objective” mainstream media.
“The documents, a series of memos written by the group’s lawyer, detail ways for Project Veritas sting operations — which typically diverge from standard journalistic practice by employing people who mask their real identities or crate fake ones to infiltrate target organizations — to avoid breaking federal statutes such as the law against lying to government officials.”