A CBS News employee has lost her job following reports that she may have been involved in the leak of video that showed ABC's Amy Robach complaining that her bosses didn't run a story about a Jeffrey Epstein accuser. This was after Project Veritas released a "hot mic" video of Robach slamming the decision to quash the story.
Bianco admits she did copy the clip, but insists she only saved it to ABC's internal system. But, instead of signing a large multi-year contract worth millions with another network, the former host of Fox News and NBC is going rogue with her own YouTube channel. Bianco told Kelly she did not leak the video, but she did mark the moment when Robach asserted her allegation in the network's video editing software.
BIANCO: I was a crash producer. Robach said ABC was anxious they would never have access to Prince William or Kate Middleton.
"She told me everything. I put together amusing anchor reels of them off-camera", she continued.
Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffrie, has said she was trafficked by Epstein to Dershowitz and others and rode numerous times on the Lolita Express plane that took Epstein, his friends and underage girls to his private island for what authorities suggest were sex parties and other illegal acts.
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Bianco told Kelly that she was sacked by CBS only four days into her new job.
She says she never came back and watched the video, and that she never thought about it again after that day. Insiders say they were being ready to determine from inner logs that the tape was accessed and edited at a unique time and date from Bianco's previous workstation. Bianco added that he had never heard of the Veritas Project, which is the right-wing activist group that actually published the microphone audio, until the story was learned and it was dismissed.
"We were so afraid of not being able to interview Kate and Will that ... we finished the story ..." "It was unbelievable what we had". As for who might have leaked the clip, she pleaded ignorance: "Everybody saw it.everybody was freaked out by what she was saying. I tried for three years to get it going", says Robach.
ABC News had Robach issue a statement saying she was "caught in a moment of private frustration" and that although she was "disappointed" the interview didn't run, it "didn't meet our standards" and she was never told to stop reporting on the Epstein scandal.
Since the hot mic comments were leaked, Amy Robach has backtracked and now says she never could find anyone who could corroborate her Epstein story.