FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

On Tuesday, Project Veritas broke a story 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.

Some mainstream media outlets have either remained neutral in their reporting on the issue, have not covered it, or bizarrely explored the “right wing reacts” angle instead of zeroing in on the fact that a major news story was squashed so the network would still be able to have access to interviews with the British royals. Unstated, of course, was how killing the story protected the legacies of Bill and Hillary Clinton in a year in which she was the Democratic presidential nominee.

You’d think ABC News would be sufficiently embarrassed enough about the Project Veritas footage to admit they were wrong to not run with the story, but that’s not what they did.

According to journalist Yashar Ali, ABC News did some investigating not to find out why the story was shelved, but … to find out who the leaker was.

As it turns out, according to Ali’s sources, the leaker is a former employee of ABC News and a current employee of CBS News. I say “current” lightly because as of this morning, Ali updated his report to note that CBS News FIRED the tape leaker after ABC let them know who it was:

Democrats and the MSM have desperately been trying to find “collusion” between President Trump and the Russians for 3 years now, but as it turns out, the real collusion is … between media outlets:

Incredible.

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