An Emmy Award-winning ABC News producer who broke several high-profile national security and terrorism-related stories. He has reportedly been MIA since the raid although Rolling Stone spoke to his lawyer who slammed the leaky Department of Justice.
James Gordon Meek produced Hulu’s acclaimed documentary “3212 Un-redacted.” It focuses on a 2017 mission in Niger, Africa that went wrong and resulted in the deaths of 4 U.S. Special Forces soldiers.
“Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents,” his lawyer, Eugene Gorokhov, said in a statement.
“If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of his long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing.
“The allegations in your inquiry are troubling for a different reason: they appear to come from a source inside the government.
“It is highly inappropriate, and illegal, for individuals in the government to leak information about an ongoing investigation.
“We hope that the DOJ promptly investigates the source of this leak,” he said.
According to Rolling Stone:
“In the raid’s aftermath, Meek, who frequently collaborated with ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir, has made himself scarce.
“None of his Siena Park neighbors with whom Rolling Stone spoke have seen him since, with his apartment appearing to be vacant. Siena Park management declined to confirm that their longtime tenant was gone, citing ‘privacy policies.’
“Similarly, several ABC News colleagues — who are accustomed to unraveling mysteries and cracking investigative stories — tell Rolling Stone that they have no idea what happened to Meek.
“‘He fell off the face of the Earth,’ says one. ‘And people asked, but no one knew the answer.’”
— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) April 27, 2022
— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) April 26, 2022
A few years ago @lawrence_wright @hoffman_bruce I was surprised to learn that only one FBI agent was still assigned to Austin Tice’s case and chasing old, dead-end leads. The agent had carried a Bureau shield for less time than Austin had been missing in Syria. https://t.co/bUhuUe2k9x
— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) April 20, 2022