After two weeks of the State of California’s hearing on David Daleiden’s undercover Planned Parenthood videos, one thing is clear: Kamala Harris used her power to benefit big abortion business.
As the hearings played out this week, more details have come to light about Harris’s involvement. The former Attorney General of California and now 2020 presidential candidate began her witch hunt in 2016 after meeting with six Planned Parenthood executives at her Los Angeles office. There, they discussed their political agendas for the state of California as well as an investigation into Daleiden. Two weeks later, the investigation was announced, and search warrants were issued for Daleiden’s home.
During this raid, officials gathered all unreleased footage and documents that pertained to Daleiden’s undercover investigation. Harris ignored California law that protects the unpublished materials of citizen journalists.
Daleiden’s defense team were able to expose the flaws in the investigation as they cross-examined the California Department of Justice’s lead investigator of the case. He admitted that he never fully watched the videos that were seized from Daleiden’s home and was instructed by the Attorney General’s office to fast-forward through the footage only to find people who would testify against Daleiden.
After identifying the alleged victims, he failed to ask them questions that would show whether the recordings were confidential or illegal.
The prosecutor ironically objected to this line of questioning, shouting that there is no definition of confidentiality under California’s video recording laws. In reality, California law does define confidentiality. Video recordings of general conversations in public settings as well as private conversations when gathering evidence for a crime are permitted. The bigger question is: if the prosecution truly believes there is no precise definition of confidentially, then why are they wasting their time with this trial?
“It just shows you that this is a complete political prosecution,” Daleiden told The Federalist. “There was no real investigation. It was a completely predetermined outcome ordered up to serve Planned Parenthood’s political narrative and the California attorney general’s office, beginning with Kamala Harris, who just used their law enforcement powers at the service of their political donors at Planned Parenthood.”
This case not only makes a mockery of our judicial system, but sheds light on the extreme political and ideological bias that is at play.
The judge will accept written final arguments next week and will rule on the case in mid-October.