Journalist’s whereabouts still unknown after FBI raided his home

by Jacob Fuller

Vicky Arias, FISM News


The FBI raided the home of ABC News journalist and producer James Gordon Meek in April. His whereabouts have remained a mystery ever since.

Meek, an Emmy Award-winning producer who worked for ABC News for nearly 10 years and, previously, for the House Homeland Security Committee, broke high-profile stories throughout his career covering terrorism, the Pentagon, and areas of national security.

On April 27, the FBI raided Meek’s penthouse apartment in Virginia, allegedly confiscating classified information from his laptop computer. After the raid, his colleagues at ABC told Rolling Stone that he just “fell off the face of the Earth.”

Just one day before the raid, Meek tweeted out a message to Congress asking them to honor their promise to assist stranded Afghan allies who were left behind after Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from the region.

The following day, before Meek’s home was raided, he sent out a final tweet consisting of a single word, “FACTS.” The tweet was a response “to former CIA agent Marc Polymeropoulos’ [claim] that the Ukrainian military — with assistance from the U.S. — was thriving against Russian forces” in a tweet thread discussing “the wealth of information the U.S. military had gathered about Russian ops by observing their combat strategy in real-time,” Rolling Stone reported.

Months before the raid, with time still remaining on his contract, Meek abruptly resigned from ABC News and pulled out of a collaboration on a book he was writing with former Green Beret, Lt. Col. Scott Mann. According to a statement from Mann to Rolling Stone, Meek “contacted [him] in the spring, and was really distraught, and told [him] that he had some serious personal issues going on and that he needed to withdraw from the project.”

While Meek’s whereabouts remain unknown, attorney Eugene Gorokhov spoke on his behalf to Rolling Stone, stating that “Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents. If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of his long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing. The allegations in [the] inquiry are troubling for a different reason: They appear to come from a source inside the government. It is highly inappropriate, and illegal, for individuals in the government to leak information about an ongoing investigation. We hope that the DOJ [Department of Justice] promptly investigates the source of this leak.”

Fox News reported that “an FBI representative told Rolling Stone [that] its agents were present on the morning of April 27 [at Meek’s home]…[but] the FBI cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation.”

According to Rolling Stone, “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.”