Woman Sentenced for Stealing, Selling Ashley Biden’s Diary

(RightWing.org) – A Florida woman has been jailed for stealing a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter. Aimee Harris found the personal journal among some of Ms. Biden’s belongings she’d left in a friend’s house. She then sold it to a conservative-leaning investigative journalism group.

In the spring of 2020, Ashley Biden, who was 38 at the time, was living with a friend in Delray Beach, Florida. In June, she decided to head to Philadelphia for a few months and then return to Florida that fall; when she moved north she left some of her belongings behind, planning to collect them later.

However, after Biden left the house, the friend who was renting it invited their ex-girlfriend Aimee Harris and her two children to move in. Harris, who claims she was having financial and mental health issues at the time, went through Biden’s belongings and found her diary.

It’s unclear exactly what happened next, but by September 2020 right-wing media watchdog Project Veritas had the diary, which it bought from Harris and her friend Robert Kurlander for $40,000. In the end, Project Veritas — which denies any involvement in the theft — didn’t use the diary, although several unverified extracts have circulated online, one of which suggests “inappropriate” shower scenes with Ashley Biden and her father before he became president.

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe did contact Joe Biden to request an interview about the diary; instead, Ashley Biden’s legal team called federal prosecutors.

In August 2022, Harris and Kurlander pleaded guilty to stealing the diary and conspiring to commit interstate transportation of stolen property. On April 9, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Harris to one month in prison and three months of home confinement. Harris apologized for her actions, which Judge Laura Taylor Swain described as “despicable,” and acknowledged that she doesn’t believe she’s above the law. She will serve her sentence in a Florida federal prison.

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