Reporter Yashar Ali posted a Twitter thread explaining that the unnamed whistleblower – who shared the video of ABC anchor Amy Robach complaining about her squashed Epstein exposé – has been fired at CBS News.
In the video, Robach fumes about how her team coaxed one of Epstein's victims to speak out – after 12 years in hiding. Her investigation linked Epstein to former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain's Prince Andrew, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and other powerful men.
But before the report could air, ABC News executives killed the story, ostensibly because the network wanted access to Britain's royal family.
BREAKING: @abcnews anchor @arobach caught on 'hot mic' in August disgustedly exposing networks decision to strategically spike bombshell investigation into Jefferey Esptein over THREE YEARS AGO.— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 5, 2019
Says what she had was "unbelievable" #EpsteinCoverup: https://t.co/HagfLpwKDn pic.twitter.com/fPvJc3JCCQ
ABC News claims Robach's reporting failed to meet their editorial standards, despite their track record of blunders.
Still, ABC News chiefs have gotten their revenge on Robach's former co-worker. One day after Project Veritas posted her leaked video, senior officials at ABC pressured her new employer, CBS News, to fire her.
1. Scoop: ABC News execs believe they know who the former employee is who accessed footage of @arobach expressing her frustrations about her shelved Jeffrey Epstein story— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
That former employee is now at CBS and ABC execs have reached out to CBS News execshttps://t.co/OHEoyahppY
The Right Scoop further reports:
2. In a statement, an ABC News spokesperson tells me: "We take violations of company policy very seriously, and we’re pursuing all avenues to determine the source of the leak.”https://t.co/OHEoyahppY— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
So there you go. ABC News destroyed the career of their whistleblower but the Trump 'whistleblower' needs to be protected at all costs.
Here's a little Twitter reaction…
Looks like two media outlets conspired to retaliate against a whistleblower. Meanwhile, they’re claiming Resistance talking point that merely identifying Ukraine leaker — even though he’s protected from retaliation— is unacceptable. Interesting. https://t.co/WqQgMRLbA6— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 7, 2019
Suddenly the media has no problem going after whistleblowers https://t.co/fRjwBiTT6O— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 7, 2019