The FBI Raid and Disappearance of Journalist James Gordon Meek Should Chill You to the Bone

October 22, 2022 in News, Video by RBN Staff


James Gordon Meek is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who worked as a correspondent and producer for ABC News. He is articulate, focused, and relentless in his work as an investigative journalist, and exposed the coverup behind the death of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger, Africa in 2017. This is not Meek’s first time calling out the United States Military and their lack of accountability, along with the lack of leadership existent in our current brass. Over the last year, Meek has been promoting his Hulu documentary, 3212 Un-Redacted, where he documents this Niger expose and its fallout.

In discussing his deep dive into yet another military debacle, Meek spoke with “Reel Talker” host Jim Alexander in November 2021, and said,

“But the truth matters, doesn’t it? I mean, that’s the bottom line. We’re sort of accustomed to the government lying, but this was extraordinary, they lied to families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for you and me. That is just, most people would agree, a disgrace.”

The government’s record of disgrace continues, once again, straight from the Department of Justice. On April 27, 2022, the FBI raided Meek’s home and leaked the information that Meek had classified information on his laptop, which precipitated the need to conduct the raid. Purportedly, the warrant and the reasons behind the raid should be under seal; but such is the nature of this FBI.

I am nowhere near the investigative journalist that Meek is, but the last thing I would think of doing is leaving sensitive information on my laptop. That’s Investigative Journalism 101. If anything, you bury several copies someplace non-digital and non-traceable. These days, my dog’s bed is safer than a safe deposit box. I seriously doubt a savvy professional like Meek made such a grave error in judgment. But, there are lots of things being manufactured by the government these days—none of them good.

After this raid, it was discovered that Meek had abruptly resigned from his nine-plus year producing gig at ABC News and has not been heard from since.