James O’Keefe Claims FBI Raid Of His Home Over Diary Violated His First Amendment Rights As A “Journalist”

Fox News has the transcript:

I woke up to a pre-dawn raid. Banging on my door, I went to my door to answer the door and there were ten FBI agents with a battering ram, white blinding lights, they turned me around, handcuffed me and threw me against the hallway.

I was partially clothed in front of my neighbors. They confiscated my phone. They raided my apartment. On my phone were many of my reporters’ notes. A lot of my sources unrelated to this story and a lot of confidential donor information to our news organization.

This is an attack on the First Amendment by the Department of Justice. I’m calling upon all journalists to take a stand against this. A source comes to us with information, I didn’t even decide to publish it.

If they can do this to me, if they can do it to this journalist and raid my home and take my reporter notes, they’ll do it to any journalist.

This is about something very fundamental in this country. I don’t know which direction this country is going in. But journalists everywhere have to rise up because we broke no laws here. If they can do it to me, they’ll do it to anybody.