O'Keefe Bombshell: ABC Host Says Network Spiked Epstein Story in 2016

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Three years ago, during the 2016 presidential election, ABC spiked an expose into convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his network of connections to powerful men, including Bill Clinton. That’s the bombshell scoop by investigative journalist James O’Keefe. In a hot mic video leaked to O’Keefe, 20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach can be heard angrily lamenting the fact that ABC killed the story. 

Regarding alleged victim Virginia Roberts, Robach complained to an off-camera ABC staffer: “She (Virginia Roberts) told me everything. She had pictures, She had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years. We convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us. It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton, we had everything.” 

 

 

 The comments, which were recorded with Robach mic’d up and in studio, occured in August of 2019: 

I tried for three years to get it on to no avail. And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations and I freaking had all of it! I’m so pissed right now! Like, every day I get more and more pissed. ‘Cause I’m just, like, ‘Oh, my God.’ We, what we had was unreal. Other women backing it up.... Brad Edward, the attorney three years ago saying, like, we, there will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known. I had it all three years ago. 

Of the Project Veritas video, O’Keefe explained, “The brave insider who leaked this tape to us does not know who at ABC spiked the story. But someone at ABC does. Our question, who killed the Epstein story at ABC News and why?” He suggested people contact ABC News President James Goldston

As I reported in July of 2019, it took ABC days to report on the connection between former President Bill Clinton and Epstein. But when that happened, on July 9, 2019, Good Morning America gave it just 38 seconds. Who co-hosts GMA? George Stephanopoulos, a former White House top aide to Bill Clinton.  

In December of 2018, a Vanity Fair piece by T.A Frank identified Stephanopoulos as a dinner guest of Epstein: 

Who among these visitors knew what about Epstein’s sexual subjugation of high-school girls? Let me avoid threats from lawyers and just say that, regardless of the answer, Epstein lost fewer friends than you’d think, not to mention very little of his fortune. In 2010, having long since served his time, Epstein was hosting Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, Chelsea Handler, and Woody Allen for dinner. 

In the leaked video, Robach indicated that she thinks Epstein didn’t kill himself: 

So, do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes I do. Because do you want it? He made his whole living blackmailing people. Yep. There were a lot of men in those planes, a lot of men who visited that island, lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.... And they made it seem as though he made that “suicide attempt” two weeks earlier. But his lawyers claim that he was roughed up by his cellmate around the neck, that it was all, like, to plant the seed. And then, that’s why I really believe it. Like, really believe it. 

Since the video was posted, Robach has responded on Twitter: 

Here's ABC's response as well: 

 

 

A partial transcript of the hot mic tape from O’Keefe’s video can be found below. Click "expand" to read more. 

AMY ROBACH: She (Virginia Roberts) told me everything. She had pictures, She had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years. We convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us. Um, it was unbelievable what we had. Clinton, we had everything. I tried for three years to get it on to no avail. And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations and I freaking had all of it! I’m so pissed right now! Like, every day I get more and more pissed. ‘Cause I’m just, like, ‘Oh, my God.’ We, what we had was unreal. Other women backing it up.... Brad Edward, the attorney three years ago saying, like, we, there will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known. I had it all three years ago. 

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ROBACH: So, do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes I do. Because do you want it? He made his whole living blackmailing people. Yep. There were a lot of men in those planes, a lot of men who visited that island, lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.... And they made it seem as though he made that “suicide attempt” two weeks earlier. But his lawyers claim that he was roughed up by his cellmate around the neck, that it was all, like, to plant the seed. And then, that’s why I really believe it. Like, really believe it. 

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