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Reporter Writing Book on Afghanistan Disappears after FBI Raid

'“He fell off the face of the Earth...'

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) An investigative reporter for ABC News has been missing for months and was last seen when his Arlington, Va., apartment was raided by the FBI in April.

The reporter, James Gordon Meek, was last known to be writing a book about President Joe Biden’s calamitous military retreat from Afghanistan. His apartment was raided in connection with alleged classified material on his computer, the Daily Wire reported.

Meek previously served as a senior counterterrorism adviser and investigator for the House’s Homeland Security committee, in addition to his journalism work.

Sources familiar with the matter claim that he was targeted by the feds in an investigation, and that he had classified material on his computer, which was found during the raid.

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“He fell off the face of the Earth,” one of Meek’s neighbors said, noting that they’d asked around about him, “but no one knew the answer.”

ABC News also reported that Meek “resigned very abruptly” and “hasn’t worked for [them] in months.”

“Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents,” Eugene Gorokhov, Meek’s attorney, said in a statement. “If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of his long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing.”

Gorokhov added that it was “troubling” that the leak seemed to come from inside the government, noting that leaking government documents about investigations is illegal.

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“It is highly inappropriate, and illegal, for individuals in the government to leak information about an ongoing investigation,” the attorney added. “We hope that the DOJ [Department of Justice] promptly investigates the source of this leak.”

Meek was in the process of finishing a book titled Operation Pineapple Express: The Incredible Story of a Group of Americans Who Undertook One Last Mission and Honored a Promise in Afghanistan, but according to the report it is unclear what material would have caused his supposed arrest.

He previously caused a stir with his Hulu-streamed documentary 3212 UN-Redacted: An Ambush in Africa. The Pentagon Betrayal. It examines the U.S. cover-up of four Army Special Forces troops who were killed during a mission in the African country of Niger.

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