News producer James G. Meek goes missing after an FBI raid on his Arlington home

Producer James Gordon Meek Disappears After FBI Raids His Home Over Alleged Investigations into Joe Biden and the Government

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The whereabouts of documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter James Gordon Meek have been unknown since the FBI raided his apartment in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington DC on April 27 of this year.

John Antonelli, a 52-year-old neighbor of the reporter, told Rolling Stone magazine that he witnessed the attack from the street as he walked. He said he saw 10 heavily armed people among the group of officers, a green armored tactical vehicle, a black utility vehicle with tinted windows and several Arlington police cars, among other vehicles.

Antonelli noted that only police cars were marked. The heavily armed individuals showed no sign of which agency they worked for. The invasion lasted about 10 minutes.

On April 26, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia authorized the search warrant.

The FBI told Rolling Stone that officers visited the home on April 27 "in the 2300 block of Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia, conducting court-authorized surveillance." The FBI cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation."

Colleagues at ABC News told the magazine they didn't know where he was or what had happened to him.

"It disappeared from the face of the earth," one person told the outlet. "And people were asking, but nobody knew the answer."

Rolling Stone reported that sources say agents located sensitive information on Meek's laptop and a reporter who worked with him said it would be highly unusual for a reporter or producer to have any sort of sensitive information on his laptop.

"If such documents existed, as he claims, they would be part of his long career as an investigative journalist dealing with government irregularities," added Eugene Gorokhov, Meek's attorney.

"His investigative allegations are troubling for a different reason: they appear to come from a source within the government. It is completely inappropriate and illegal for government officials to release information about an ongoing investigation. We expect the Department of Justice to investigate the source of this leak immediately."

While President Obama and Trump have been criticized for suing reporters and their sources, President Joe Biden said in July last year that it was "wrong" to collect phone records and emails from journalists.

The tagline of the documentary 3212 Un-Redacted, of which Meek was a producer, states that it includes "evidence of cover-up at the highest levels of the armed forces."

The film covered a 2017 Islamic State ambush in Niger, West Africa, that resulted in the deaths of four American Green Berets.

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