Two People Plead Guilty in Conspiracy to Transport Ashley Biden Diary

Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander pled guilty today to a conspiracy to transfer personal items that Ashley Biden had stored in Florida to Project Veritas in New York.

Kurlander entered into a cooperation agreement.

Among other things, Harris stole Ms. Biden’s diary from a period when she was in rehab, one that ended up getting published around the same time the “Hunter Biden” “laptop” story broke. In addition, Harris stole a thumb drive with private pictures of the Biden family, and tax records. At one point during the negotiations with Project Veritas, Kurlander acknowledged what a shitty thing they were doing to Ms. Biden.

I’m expecting that they’re gonna pay up to $100,000 each maybe more . . . I made it so that the 10,000 is NOT your only payment as it was written and if this does turn into something good or blockbusting then I’ll get us more money. They of course come I across as the nicest people in the world but their job is to pay the least and they aren’t your or my best friends. They are in a sketchy business and here they are taking what’s literally a stolen diary and info . . . and trying to make a story that will ruin [the Victim’s] life and try and effect the election. [The Victim] can easily be thinking all her stuff is there and not concerned about it. .  . we have to tread even more carefully and that stuff needs to be gone through by us and if anything worthwhile it needs to be turned over and MUST be out of that house.

Given that this is a conspiracy and that the Special Master in this case was finalizing her report to share information from (among others) James O’Keefe’s phone in July, the people described as potential co-conspirators in the document — including two Executives of Project Veritas (probably their Office Manager, as well as O’Keefe) and one Employee who had been involved in moving the materials across state lines — may be in a good deal of trouble.

To the credit of Trump’s campaign, they told Kurlander and Harris to bring the materials to the FBI.

“[Candidate-2] campaign can’t use it. They want it to go to the FBI. There is NO WAY [Candidate-2] can use this. It has to be done a different way . . .”

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