It doesn’t look good. The leaked tape of ABC News anchor Amy Robach spills the horrifying details of how ABC refused to cover Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault and sex trafficking crimes. Network television execs squashed the story years ago.
Robach doesn’t specifically say that network television execs squashed the story to protect Hillary, but the timeline certainly matches up, which leaves many wondering. It’s a simple question: Do you think ABC television execs spiked the Epstein story to protect Hillary’s campaign?
This incident occurred during Hillary’s run for the White House and the report made allegations against former President Bill Clinton. Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender’s jet much more than previously known.
Robach does reveal that the network higher-ups didn’t want to touch the allegations in part because Prince Andrew, who was also implicated, and the royals had “threatened us a million different ways.”
From Western Journalism:
So, if you didn’t catch it, Robach said network higher-ups didn’t want to touch the allegations that Giuffre had made. She blamed this on the fact that Prince Andrew was mentioned and the royals “threatened us a million different ways.”
“I’ve had the story for three years. I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air,” Robach said in the clip, which was from August, according to Business Insider.
That dates the video roughly around the time that NPR revealed the existence of the interview.
“At the time, in 2015, Epstein was walking around a free man, comparing his criminal behavior to stealing a bagel,” Giuffre told NPR. “I really wanted a spotlight shone on him and the others who acted with him and enabled his vile and shameless conduct against young girls and young women.”
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In the video, obtained by Project Veritas, ABC News anchor Amy Robach complains to a producer off-air that she had convinced one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, to speak on the record about her allegations against Epstein and others reportedly involved in Epstein’s web of sex trafficking — including former President Bill Clinton, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew. But, she continues, ABC refused to run the story in order to keep access to the British royal family.
Here’s ABC’s response to a Project Veritas video of Amy Robach expressing frustration that her Jeffrey Epstein piece didn’t run.
Robach: “I was caught in a private moment of frustration. … In the years since no one ever told me or the team to stop reporting on Jeffrey Epstein” pic.twitter.com/airx3Tjy4o
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) November 5, 2019
“We would not put [the Epstein story] on the air. First of all, I was told, ‘Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story,’” she says on the tape. “Then the palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”