Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received a 6-page incident report and bodycam footage from the Delray Beach, FL, Police Department, detailing the turnover of records related to the diary and/or other property of Ashley Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden.
According to the incident report, an attorney turned in “possibly stolen luggage” to the Delray Beach PD which contained “documents and envelopes in folders” with the name Ashley Biden. The Delray Beach PD included bodycam footage of an attorney handing over the items.
The Delray Beach PD also noted in the incident report that the FBI had said it would “take over the case.”
Judicial Watch obtained the documents and bodycam video in response to a November 16, 2021, Public Records Request for:
- All records related to the alleged theft and/or disappearance of a diary and/or other property from Ashley Blazer Biden…circa 2020 reportedly from a Delray Beach residence. Such records shall include, but not be limited to, incident reports, investigative reports, recordings, photos, telephone logs and messages, email messages, and witness statements.
- All records of communications, including emails and text messages, sent to and from Delray Beach Police Department officials regarding the alleged theft/disappearance of Ms. Biden’s diary and/or other property.
The incident report was filed on November 8, 2020. Project Veritas reportedly obtained Ashley Biden’s diary in October 2020, a week and a half before the 2020 presidential election.
The “possibly stolen luggage” was reported to the Delray Beach PD on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 11:21AM. It was reported as a “Suspicious Incident.” The report indicates “BWC/In Use/Body Worn Cam” and under the “Victims” section, in the field for number of victims, they list zero.
In a print-out for the case for “Additional Name List,” the Delray Beach PD lists Ashley Biden, but provides no additional information.
In the incident report, Delray Beach PD Officer Nicole Guerriero explained that she met with Adam Leo Bantner II “at the DBPD [Delray Beach Police Department] lobby in reference to property that he wanted to turn over to the DBPD.” She continued: “Adam, who is an attorney, advised that his client, who Adam refused to divulge the identity of, gave Adam some property (a duffle bag and a piece of luggage) that his client obtained from an unknown person. Adam’s client told Adam that the property is possibly stolen and he got it from an unknown person at a hotel which the client refused to share as well. It was also learned that the items belonged to a person named ‘Ashley Biden.’ A brief check of the property in the luggage revealed that there were some documents and envelopes in folders that were loosely spread in the bags which read the name Ashley Biden. The documents all had different addresses, but all had the same name of Ashley Biden. The bags were checked for safety and all the contents were left inside the bags and secured in DBPD. The FBI was contacted and advised that they would respond to the DBPD, collect the belongings and take over the case.”
In a Case Supplemental Report on November 8, 2020, “at approximately 4:24 p.m.,” Officer Guerriero notes: “I met with FBI Special Agent Healey and turned over a blue duffle bag and a black suitcase into his custody. Both contained miscellaneous clothing and personal property.”
The website Nationalfile.com reported a New York Times story about the investigation of the diary:
The article claims that the federal investigators are comprised of FBI agents and “federal prosecutors in Manhattan who work on public corruption matters” on behalf of the Southern District of New York. The investigation was seemingly opened by then-Attorney General Bill Barr, after a Biden family representative allegedly reported in October 2020 that the diary, along with “several” of Ashley Biden’s personal items had been stolen in a burglary.
This is contrary to the information provided to National File by a Project Veritas whistleblower, who explained that the diary was left at an address where Joe Biden’s daughter used to stay….
In a video posted to social media, Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe notes that Ashley Biden’s father’s FBI may be setting a dangerous precedent by, apparently, pursuing criminal charges against reporters for the crime of gathering information from sources.
The FBI raided the home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe on November 6, 2021, purportedly as part of a federal investigation into the “stolen” diary.
“The Biden Justice Department’s abuse of James O’Keefe and Project Veritas stinks to high heaven and these new documents raise new concerns that O’Keefe is being improperly targeted,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.