James Gordon Meek, an investigative reporter for ABC News, reportedly "fell off the face of the Earth" and hasn't been seen by any of his friends or coworkers since the FBI raided his home in late April, according to Rolling Stone.
Meek spent more than a decade residing at the Siena Park apartments, where the FBI confirmed to Rolling Stone that agents were present on April 27 "at the 2300 block of Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia, conducting court-authorized law-enforcement activity."
A spokeswoman for the FBI stated, "The FBI cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation."
Meek hasn't been seen by any of his neighbours or coworkers since the raid. On the morning of April 27, Meek posted his final tweet.
One of Meek's neighbours allegedly said, "He fell off the face of the Earth," to Rolling Stone. And people asked, but no one knew an answer.
Meek "resigned very abruptly and hasn't worked for us for months," according to ABC News, as reported by Rolling Stone.
Along with co-author Lt. Col. Scott Mann, a retired Green Beret, Meek was also planning to publish a book for Simon & Schuster that recounts the experiences of a retired Green Beret who assisted in the evacuation of more than 500 Afghans during President Joe Biden's pullout from Afghanistan.
During the raid, FBI investigators allegedly discovered sensitive information on Meek's laptop, according to sources quoted by Rolling Stone.
Since Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented a rule prohibiting the seizure of a journalist's data without the deputy attorney general's consent last year, if the reports about the seized documents are true, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco would have to approve the search.
Eugene Gorokhov, Meek's lawyer, disagreed with the Rolling Stones' assertions and encouraged the DOJ to look into the alleged leak.
Since the FBI raid, Meek's name and image have been removed from the book and all press materials.
According to Mann, Meek was battling "some serious personal issues" that prevented him from finishing the book, according to Rolling Stone.
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