Reporter Sues Kamala Harris For Bogus Prosecution and Violating His Civil Rights

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A reporter who broke wide open a Planned Parenthood scandal is suing Kamala Harris for bogus prosecution related to his investigative work and for violating his civil rights.

David Daleiden is fighting back against Dem overreach and abuse of power which are sadly becoming more common from that political party by the day.

“This complaint seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented, and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech. David Daleiden became the first journalist ever to be criminally prosecuted under California’s recording law, not because of the method of video recording he utilized in his investigation—which is common in investigative journalism in this state—but because his investigation revealed and he published “shocking” content that California’s Attorney General and the private party co-conspirators wanted to cover up.”

“The California Attorney General first admitted that they are enforcing the video recording law solely based on how they feel about the message being published, and then further admitted they are not even trying to follow the text of the law as written,” Daleiden notes.

“CMP’s undercover reporting has been corroborated by the successful prosecution of fetal body parts sales we reported in southern California, multiple Congressional investigations, and forensic video analysis. It is every reporter’s First Amendment right to underscore the gravity of their findings, especially when the politically powerful disagree with them.”

Harmeet K. Dhillon, lead counsel on the complaint, states: “Our federal civil rights statutes were enacted in the wake of the darkest periods in our nation’s history. They are well-suited for the current civil rights crisis we face, a time when powerful politicians allow their special interest patrons to custom-order prosecutions that violate fundamental constitutional rights, and do so even with the knowledge that their actions are ultra vires.”

From Fox News:

Undercover journalist David Daleiden is suing Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., alleging that as her state’s attorney general, she conspired to violate his civil rights through a purportedly bogus prosecution.

Daleiden, an anti-abortion activist, famously released undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials engaging in highly controversial discussions about fetal tissue procurement. In response, California sued him through an unprecedented application of the state’s eavesdropping law — a move that Daleiden alleges was intended to suppress journalism.

“This complaint seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented, and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech,” reads Wednesday’s lawsuit, brought by both Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress. The suit also names Xavier Becerra, the state’s current attorney general, in addition to Harris.

“David Daleiden became the first journalist ever to be criminally prosecuted under California’s recording law, not because of the method of video recording he utilized in his investigation—which is common in investigative journalism in this state—but because his investigation revealed and he published ‘shock[ing]’ content that California’s Attorney General and the private party co-conspirators wanted to cover up,” it says.

Daleiden and his organization claim that Harris initiated the prosecution because it was politically advantageous for her.

“While running for U.S. Senate, Harris had a secret in-person meeting with Planned Parenthood executives in Los Angeles, including witnesses in her investigation, to discuss issues in the investigation as part of Planned Parenthood’s political agenda in California. Two weeks later, Daleiden’s home was raided by the California Department of Justice,” a press release reads, “a CMP press release read.

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