Here’s an interesting story: The FBI raided the Virginia home of James Gordon Meek—formerly a national security investigative producer for ABC News—back in April, and neither his ABC colleagues nor his neighbors have seen him since.
Rolling Stone reports that federal agents allegedly found classified information on Meek’s laptop during that April raid, which was approved by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia the day before. The magazine adds that Meek “has been charged with no crime. But independent observers believe the raid is among the first — and quite possibly, the first — to be carried out on a journalist by the Biden administration.”
The FBI has confirmed that it was present at an address in Arlington, Va., on the morning of April 27, but “the FBI cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation.”
ABC News said in a statement, “He resigned very abruptly and hasn’t worked for us for months.”
Rolling Stone’s Tatiana Siegel writes:
“In the raid’s aftermath, Meek has made himself scarce. None of his Siena Park neighbors with whom Rolling Stone spoke have seen him since, with his apartment appearing to be vacant. Siena Park management declined to confirm that their longtime tenant was gone, citing ‘privacy policies.’ Similarly, several ABC News colleagues — who are accustomed to unraveling mysteries and cracking investigative stories — tell Rolling Stone that they have no idea what happened to Meek. ‘He fell off the face of the Earth,’ says one. ‘And people asked, but no one knew the answer.'”
In 2021, Meek produced an ABC News Presents documentary for Hulu named 3212 UN-REDACTED: An Ambush in Africa. The Pentagon’s Betrayal, which ended up being honored by the Headliner Awards for best documentary of the year. The documentary focuses on a 2017 mission in Niger, Africa gone wrong and one that resulted in the deaths of 4 U.S. Special Forces soldiers. The 3212 is in reference to the Green Beret team, and the documentary claims that there is “evidence of a cover-up at the highest levels of the Army.”