Project Veritas dropped a bombshell video this week with ABC anchor Amy Robach being caught on a hot mic saying that she had “everything” on Jeffrey Epstein three years ago but that ABC stopped her story.
After the video was released, ABC, trying to deal with the backlash, released a statement from Robach who said that the video was a “private moment of frustration” and that no one had ever stopped her from reporting, despite what she clearly said on the video.
ABC claimed that the story wasn’t “up to their standards” despite Robach saying she had the victim, other women backing her up and pictures among other evidence.
Now Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich thinks she knows why ABC sat on the story. She called out the network’s ties to the Clintons and said that the reluctance to handle it could all be summed up in their relationship with their longtime anchor George Stephanopoulos.
From Daily Caller:
“There’s no question, executives at ABC protected Jeffrey Epstein,” host Tucker Carlson began. “Why do you think they did that?”
“Because their star anchor’s name is George Stephanopoulos and of course George Stephanopoulos worked as Bill Clinton’s communications director at the White House,” Pavlich explained. “And when was this information given to Robach at ABC? When did she bring all this to her executives to say we should put this to air? Right before the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton was running on the Democratic ticket.”
Pavlich also pointed out that Stephanopoulos’ connection wasn’t only through the Clintons but that he himself had attended a party at Epstein’s house, and that was already after Epstein got out after serving time for soliciting an underage girl.
“This all comes down to the Clintons, George Stephanopoulos working at ABC and the circle of connections they have there, and protecting not just the Clintons of course, because that is something they are willing to do for political purposes,” Pavlich continued. “According to ABC’s editorial standards, which we keep hearing about, the standards are necessarily about accusers bringing forward evidence on someone who had already been convicted of similar crimes, but instead to protect political people and friends who are beneficial to them and who have very, very close connections to people in their network who claim to be leading journalists, like George Stephanopoulos.”
Even after all the information came out on Epstein this summer, ABC still didn’t run the story that Robach said she had.
Instead, after the video dropped this week, ABC went after the person who they believe had access to it and may have leaked it. The female employee had moved on to work for CBS. Reports are that ABC reached out to CBS and CBS then fired her. Sounds like ABC is more willing to go after a possible whistleblower than they are against a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a huge number of young girls.