DOJ Demands Prison Time For Woman Who ‘Stole’ Ashley Biden’s Diary

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it will be seeking to imprison the woman who supposedly stole the diary of President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden.

Aimee Harris is accused of stealing Ashley’s diary while staying at her Delray Beach, Florida home in Sep. 2020. According to The Hill, the diary contained “highly personal diary entries,” tax records, a cellphone and family photos.

The 40-year-old sold it to conservative media watchdog Project Veritas, with the help of Robert Kurlander.

The media outlet paid Harris and Kurlander $20,000 each for the diary and other items. According to James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, the outlet received the diary after tipsters said they found it in an abandoned hotel room. It never published its contents because the authenticity could not be verified.

Instead, a website called Flyover Media published the diary.

The DOJ sent a letter to Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Laura Taylor Swain stating that a reasonable punishment for Harris would be four to 10 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

According to Harris’ prosecutors, she would continuously make up excuses as to why she could not be in court. At one point, she stated that she did not have anyone to watch her children. Prosecutors found this to be untrue after learning that she shares joint custody with the father and that he was able to watch the children on the dates she claimed to not have anyone.

Harris also fabricated stories of being sick, but could not produce medical records to corroborate her story. Her prosecutors also expressed their frustration.

“At bottom, the defendant’s flagrant disrespect for the law, including the orders of this Court —even after pleading guilty in this case—demonstrates an abdication of responsibility for her conduct and strongly militates for an incarceratory sentence,” federal prosecutors wrote to the court. “In particular, the defendant has shown to be completely unamenable to court supervision such that a sentence involving merely probation will not be sufficient to deter the defendant from continuing to flout the law.”

“Moreover, a sentence involving no period of incarceration would be wholly insufficient to reflect the gravity of the defendant’s conduct, including her apparent belief that she is above the law and that she need not comply with this Court’s orders.”

Harris’ sentencing will be held April 9.