California’s investigation of David Daleiden, the man behind the series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos that began with a discussion of going prices for body parts over lunch and proceeded to abortionists discussing techniques that help preserve valuable internal organs, kicked into high gear today as authorities searched his apartment.
California investigators just searched David Daleiden's apartment as part of its investigation into his sting videos.
— Jennifer Haberkorn (@jenhab) April 5, 2016
California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced last July that she was opening an investigation into whether the undercover videos by Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress, headquartered in Irving, violated any laws. Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry Nadler and Yvette Clarke cited reports that Daleiden filed paperwork to create a phony entity and asked Harris to look into possible violations of the Invasion of Privacy Act, which bars recording people without their permission.
Kamala Harris steps up probe of anti-abortion videographer https://t.co/xn1WDXNUzb
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 6, 2016
Daleiden himself released a statement on the Center for Medical Progress’ Facebook page detailing the search:
Today, the California Attorney General’s office of Kamala Harris, who was elected with tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, seized all video footage showing Planned Parenthood’s criminal trade in aborted baby parts, in addition to my personal information. Ironically, while seizing my First Amendment work product, they ignored documents showing the illicit scheme between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood. This is no surprise — Planned Parenthood’s bought-and-paid-for AG has steadfastly refused to enforce the law against the baby body parts traffickers in our state, or even investigate them — while at the same time doing their bidding to harass and intimidate citizen journalists. We will pursue all remedies to vindicate our First Amendment rights.
— Robin Abcarian (@AbcarianLAT) April 5, 2016