ABC News has responded to this new Epstein coverup scandal by going after the leaker who gave hot mic footage of Amy Robach to Project Veritas:
YASHAR ALI – ABC News executives believe they know the identity of the former employee who accessed the footage of Amy Robach, the ABC News anchor, expressing her frustrations that her story about Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted pedophile who died in federal prison in August, was shelved.
Two sources with knowledge of the situation tell me that ABC News executives know who the former employee is, but don’t know if that person leaked the footage to Project Veritas, the right-wing activist group, or if they shared it with others who leaked the footage.
What ABC News executives do know is that the former employee is now working at CBS News. I’m told that ABC News executives have informed their counterparts at CBS News that this person accessed the footage of Robach. It’s unclear if CBS News plans on taking any action against the employee.
In a statement, a spokesperson for ABC News told me, “we take violations of company policy very seriously, and we’re pursuing all avenues to determine the source of the leak.”
They don’t know if the person who accessed the footage leaked it, but they are going after them anyway. I guess they assume that either that person leaked it or shared it with someone else who leaked it.
I do wonder, though, if what ABC News is doing is legal. For example, when you are applying for a job a past employer is only allowed to say certain things about that employee’s time at their company to the potential employer. In this case, ABC News is actively contacting CBS News and reporting this incident to them about their former employee. Perhaps it’s fine, but it sounds like they are compromising this former employee’s job status at the new employer and they don’t even know if this person leaked it.
Further, it strikes people as hypocritical in light of all that’s going on with the so-called whistleblower in the Trump administration:
So ABC is going after the whistleblower? https://t.co/J6eqpOPD4b
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 6, 2019
ABC News is more aggressive trying to find out who leaked the video where @arobach reveals ABC killed a very damaging story on Epstein, Clinton & Prince Andrew than they ever will be about outing the powerful people who were part of Epstein’s pedophile ring. https://t.co/wKnAXpClzK
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 6, 2019
Funny this comes at a time we are discussing whistleblower protection.
Who wants to bet the MSM will be consistent here?
Me neither. https://t.co/BN83GncYMH
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 6, 2019
From a crisis comms standpoint, it’s hard to imagine a worse way to handle this. Young women were brutalized by a monster. That seems to be getting lost here. https://t.co/dm0wvoenv2
— AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) November 6, 2019
PROTECT THE WHISTLEBLOWER https://t.co/7YRvhcyRCy
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 6, 2019