David Daleiden: Kamala Harris Stole Unreleased Video Footage Exposing Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 8, 2016   |   9:47AM   |   Washington, DC

In a new interview with Fox News, the director of the Center for Medical Progress said officials working for pro-abortion California Attorney General Kamala Harris stole unreleased video footage concerning Planned Parenthood. CMP has exposed Planned Parenthood with multiple videos showing the abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies.

California authorities seized a laptop and hard drives containing the video footage collected during Daleiden’s 3-year investigation of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, according to a written statement made by Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is helping to defend Daleiden.

Harris, a pro-abortion Democrat, chose to focus her investigation on Daleiden and his associates rather than Planned Parenthood, even though the video footage so far released by Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress shows clear evidence that Planned Parenthood was illegally altering abortion procedures to endure intact organs targeted for harvesting then selling the organs for profit.

Since the California Department of Justice, under the leadership of Democratic State Attorney General Kamala Harris, searched the home of David Daleiden on Tuesday, there have been numerous news stories noting an apparent conflict of interest in Harris’ investigation of Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress that ignores obvious evidence of illegal conduct on the part of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood has donated $81,000 to Harris and, because of the massive conflict of interest, pro-life groups are calling for her resignation.

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Now, Daleiden is telling Fox News about what Harris’ officials took from his home:

DALEIDEN: “The very worst baby body parts violations and Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts harvesting program took place in California. Those clips your viewers just saw were all filmed with Planned Parenthood representatives and Planned Parenthood business partners in the state in California. But instead of investigating them, and instead of going after them, Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), who’s running for Senate, and fundraising on her website off of Planned Parenthood, receives money from Planned Parenthood, just invaded my home the other day, and took all of the video footage, including unreleased video footage.”

HANNITY: “Do you have duplicates?”

DALEIDEN: “We’re still assessing the extent of what they took, and what kind of backup copies might be available. They took — they took everything, including footage that has not seen the light of day yet.”

Harris also was endorsed by the pro-abortion National Organization for Women. NOW describes her as a “longtime, vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood” who promised to investigate CMP and fight for taxpayer funding of the abortion business.

Harris oversaw the raid — but she has significant conflict of interest problems. She is funded by Planned Parenthood and her web site is currently promoting a petition for the abortion business.

“To storm into a private citizen’s home with a search warrant is outrageously out of proportion for the type of crime alleged.  It’s a discredit to law enforcement, an oppressive abuse of government power,” said Matt Heffron, a former federal prosecutor in Phoenix AZ and now a legal adviser to David Daleiden.

Daleiden’s legal team at the Life Legal Defense Fund highlighted the issues with Harris in an email to LifeNews:

“California Attorney General Kamala Harris has obtained a warrant to search and seize David Daleiden’s property in retaliation for his investigation into Planned Parenthood’s trade in fetal body parts. Harris threatened to pursue Daleiden after the first undercover video was released last July and is now making good on her threat,” it said. “Yesterday, Department of Justice agents searched David’s home and took away many of his personal belongings.”

“The timing of the warrant appears suspect, as only days ago the Los Angeles Times taunted Harris by asking ‘What’s taking California so long?’ to dispense ‘swift poetic justice’ to David Daleiden,” it added.

“Kamala Harris is a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood and has received campaign donations from numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates. These affiliates are the beneficiaries of millions of dollars in state and federal funds annually—a portion of which is funneled into political campaigns so the billion-dollar abortion cartel can call in favors as needed,” Life Legal continued.

It added:

In video after video, David Daleiden exposes Planned Parenthood officials skirting or violating federal and state laws governing fetal tissue harvesting. The CEO of California-based StemExpress is shown discussing “making it financially beneficial” for abortion providers to sell aborted tissue to fetal tissue brokers. StemExpress is currently resisting requests from Congress seeking information related to buying the bodies of intact and dismembered human fetuses aborted at California Planned Parenthood facilities.

Nevertheless, California’s Attorney General has decided that her loyalty to Planned Parenthood requires her to turn a blind eye to the abortion giant’s unlawful activity. Instead, she has launched an inquisition into David Daleiden, starting with the seizure of his private property and papers.

In contrast, when an undercover investigation of a meat-packing plant revealed potential violations of the law, Kamala Harris defended legislation to stop the barbaric treatment of animals. At no time fit the Attorney General’s office call for an investigation into the undercover journalist who exposed the illegal activity.

Daleiden is facing politically-motivated attacks on multiple fronts. Earlier this year, a Texas grand jury whose task was to investigate Planned Parenthood turned on the pro-life citizen journalist instead.

A Texas grand jury indicted Daleiden and another pro-life activist, Sandra Merritt, behind the videos. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, Daleiden was indicted for buying them.

Daleiden rejected a deal for probation on those charges in February, and his attorney said he demands an apology from the Texas district attorney who filed the bogus charges.