Kamala Harris' AG office colluded with abortion providers while prosecuting journalist, lawyers say

Harris' office prosecuted journalist David Daleiden for allegedly violating an eavesdropping law when his reporting that featured an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Updated: October 20, 2021 - 2:56pm

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Recent court filings allege that when Vice President Kamala Harris was Attorney General of California, her office worked in tandem with abortion providers in order to pursue a criminal case against a pro-life journalist, attorneys for the journalist claimed.

Harris was California's attorney general when she prosecuted journalist David Daleiden for allegedly violating a state eavesdropping law, according to reports.  

Daleiden had obtained an unauthorized undercover video of a Planned Parenthood clinic, which Harris's office said was in violation of state law. 

Attorneys for Daleiden claim that Harris' Deputy Attorney General Johnette Jauron abused her power by providing the National Abortion Federation with a copy of the video, despite it being obtained as evidence during a 2016 raid. During this time, NAF was  involved in litigation with Daleiden.

Harris' office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A judge in May asked Jauron about the evidence, and whether she gave it to NAF. 

Jauron responded by saying that she provided the organization with the same evidence she provided to Daleiden.

Daleiden's attorneys argue that Jauron's statement implies that she gave the abortion advocacy group more than just the footage it had requested.

Critics of Harris claim her office pursued the criminal case against Daleiden because it was politically advantageous.