Journalist Investigating Hunter Biden Has Records Seized

Journalist Catherine Herridge saw her confidential files regarding Hunter Biden seized earlier this month in a rare move. Herridge had been investigating the president’s son amid concerns regarding the possible acceptance of millions in foreign cash, alleged tax evasion and gun charges.

Herridge received a high profile working at both Fox News and CBS News. However, the reporter was laid off during the recent round of downsizing at CBS’s parent Paramount Globa.

Following the announcement of her firing, the company seized her records, including her work laptop. Included in the files would likely be those related to the investigation into the president’s son.

Paramount allegedly told the reporter that they may— or may not— return certain files.

“We have respected her request to not go through the files, and out of our concern for confidential sources, the office she occupied has remained secure since her departure,” a CBS spokesperson said.

“We are prepared to pack up the rest of her files immediately on her behalf – with her representative present as she requested,” the spokesperson said.

There has been significant support for Herridge following the seizure.

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) issued a statement supporting the journalist.

“We strongly condemn CBS News’ decision to seize Catherine Herridge’s reporter notes and research from her office, including confidential source information,” the group said in a statement.

Herridge is separately fighting a First Amendment case. Herridge refused to comply with the order of U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper to indicate how she received information regarding a federal investigation into a Chinese-American scientist who may have lied about her entry into the United States regarding her work in the Chinese space program.

Herridge refused to give the information and was held in contempt and held responsible for between $500 and $5,000 per day in fines.

The judge issued the ruling against Herridge personally and would not allow the news company to pay the fine.