The fallout continues from the blockbuster story Project Veritas broke last week about how ABC News reporter Amy Robach accidentally admitted on a hot mic in August that the network opted not to run a blockbuster story on sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein three years ago, which coincidentally was also when Hillary Clinton was running for president.
In the aftermath of James O’Keefe’s revelation, ABC News and CBS News worked together to find the person who they say accessed the tape. Ashley Bianco, a former producer for ABC News, was fired by her new employer CBS News – but Bianco insists she is not the leaker. Bianco said she merely “tagged” the segment, which she claimed is something producers often do.
This is an open message to Amy @arobach regarding her open mic statements. Amy, you said
“It’s unbelievable what we had … Clinton, we had everything”.
Epstein is dead, but Bill Clinton isn’t, and his victims deserve to know…what is everything??
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 12, 2019
Here’s a portion of what Robach said on the leaked tape:
“First I was told ‘Who is Jeffrey Epstein no one knows who that is, this is a stupid story,’ ” Robach says in the video. “Then the palace found out that we had [alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts’] whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us in a million different ways. We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will, that we, that also quashed the story.”
Robach said she was able to convince Roberts to tell her story, and that Roberts was in hiding at the time.
“We convinced her to talk to us,” she said. “It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton, we had everything.”
Robach, who is still employed by ABC News, said in a statement after the video was leaked that she “was referencing [Roberts’] allegations — not what ABC News had verified through our reporting” but few people are buying it.
Broaddrick has maintained for decades that former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was the Arkansas attorney general. Clinton, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by other women as well, has denied Broaddrick’s claim.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)
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