California AG seizes undercover videos from David Daleiden’s apartment

by Bob Brown
Posted 4/06/16, 02:10 pm

Center for Medical Progress (CMP) director David Daleiden revealed Tuesday that agents from the California attorney general’s office searched his Orange County apartment, seizing “all video footage” related to CMP’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the fetal tissue trade.

Reporting the raid on CMP’s Facebook page, Daleiden characterized the search and seizure of the videos as an “attack on citizen journalism.” He blamed the decision for the raid on the close alliance between California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood.

“Kamala Harris, who was elected with tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood … has steadfastly refused to enforce the law against the baby body parts traffickers in our state,” Daleiden wrote. On several occasions, Harris has publicly defended Planned Parenthood, and the abortion industry giant donated thousands of dollars to the Democrat’s successful 2014 re-election bid. (Leading Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has made campaign contributions to Harris as well, giving a total of $11,000.)

Daleiden noted in the Facebook post that the state attorney’s agents left behind documents that he alleges show the “illicit scheme between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood.”

Harris, who last year announced her candidacy for the Senate seat that 75-year-old Barbara Boxer will vacate when she retires at the end of this term, pledged in July to investigate CMP. The timing of the search of Daleiden’s apartment might be a response to mounting pressure against Harris: A Los Angeles Times columnist recently accused her of inaction in the CMP investigation.

A spokesperson for Harris said the attorney general’s office does not comment on ongoing cases.

This is not the first time a government lawyer has gone after Daleiden. In January, a Houston grand jury charged Daleiden and CMP employee Sandra Merritt with illegal acts stemming from CMP’s undercover investigation of the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) abortion center. In that case, pro-lifers questioned Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s ability to conduct an impartial investigation. One of Anderson’s assistant district attorneys held a position on PPGC’s board of directors. While indicting Daleiden, the grand jury seemingly overlooked video evidence of Planned Parenthood aborting babies alive to obtain valuable “intact fetal cadavers.”

Daleiden also faces two lawsuits in California, filed last year by the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood.

Bob Brown

Bob is a movie reviewer for WORLD. He is a World Journalism Institute graduate and works as a math professor. Bob resides with his wife, Lisa, and five kids in Bel Air, Md. Follow him on Twitter @RightTwoLife.

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  • wgbEden Prairie
    Posted: Thu, 04/21/2016 02:26 pm

    They locked up the barn after the horses got out. These heroic videos are all over the Internet, they've been downloaded by thousands, and the futility of this is truly impressive. The Keystone Kops are alive and well.

  • World Observer
    Posted: Thu, 04/21/2016 02:26 pm

    Thank's for the report.  ---  Am curious if the California AG violated the US Constitution's 4th Amendment protection intended for someone such as Mr. Daleiden.

  •  Bruce's picture
    Posted: Thu, 04/21/2016 02:26 pm

    It would be helpful to know how we can directly (or at least significantly) support Mr. Daleiden.

  • socialworker
    Posted: Thu, 04/21/2016 02:26 pm

    I pray that the Lord gives him nerves of steel as he faces all this mounting persecution.

  • Fuzzyface
    Posted: Thu, 04/21/2016 02:26 pm

    Hopefully he has the originals elsewhere.

  • PD
    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 10:46 am

    I would love to share this on FB, but don't see a link.  How the world is upside down.  David did the right thing, he's being sued/prosecuted.  the MacCluskies tried to protect themselves, they have been charged.  Joe Biden intrigued with China and Ukraine with his son, and Pres. Trump got impeached over a non issue with Russia!!!  God have mercy.

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    Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 09:11 pm

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