The FBI deemed Project Veritas a media outlet in an internal document before claiming in public it does not conduct journalism, the nonprofit journalism group said in a new court filing.
An FBI whistleblower was said to have passed the document to Project Veritas. It states that the bureau opened an investigation on Oct. 29, 2020, under the designation of “news media.”
“It is evident from this report that the government recognized on day #1 that Project Veritas is a member of the ‘news media,’” Paul Calli, a Project Veritas lawyer, told the court.
“This contemporaneous acknowledgment of Project Veritas’ purpose to disseminate news to the public cannot be reconciled with the government’s subsequent (and unsuccessful) argument that Project Veritas is not engaged in journalism,” he said….


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