Mark Paoletta
Mark Paoletta

Project Veritas is using Mark Paoletta, ex-counsel to vice president Mike Pence, to inform members of Congress of the FBI Nov. 6 raid of the Mamaroneck home of its founder & conservative activist James O’Keefe.

The FBI launched the effort to seek information about the alleged theft of a diary belonging to President Biden’s daughter, Ashley.

Project Veritas has said it received a copy of the diary last year but has not published any of its contents.

Journalist groups have condemned the FBI’s action as a gross violation of the First Amendment.

A Manhattan federal judge on Dec. 7 rejected a bid by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to force the FBI to divulge the legal reasoning behind the raid.

Paoletta, who also was chief counsel for oversight & investigations for the House Energy & Commerce Committee, is with the firm of Schaerr Jaffe.