Since leaving NBC in the rearview mirror, journalist Megyn Kelly has turned her full attention on delving into the Jeffrey Epstein story. Specifically, she has been at the forefront of reporting on the bombshell revelation last month that ABC reporter Amy Robach had a huge story planned on Epstein in 2015. Unfortunately, worried that they might lose access to the British Royal Family if they aired allegations against Prince Andrew, the network killed the story.
Last month, Robach was caught on a hot mic complaining about ABC’s decision to quietly make her story – which included an interview with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre – go away.
On her Instagram page this week, Kelly revealed that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is looking into the coverup. She shared a letter that McCarthy and two other House Republicans sent to ABC News, demanding answers about the Epstein story.
“Congress now cracking down on ABC News … accusing ABC News of enabling Jeffrey Epstein by not reporting this story, suggesting additional victims may not have come forward and that minors may have gone on getting abused because ABC did not pursue the story,” Kelly wrote.
In the letter, McCarthy tells ABC News President James Goldston: “I am deeply concerned that this victim, in search of justice, went to ABC News, provided information and an interview, and then ABC News chose to bury the truth.
“ABC News’s initial response and subsequent actions reveal their priority is to identify and hold accountable the individual who released the video to the public,” the letter continues. “We believe that uncovering the source of the information is incomparably less important than the possibility of exposing the source of a human trafficking operation.”
ABC News went into immediate damage control mode after a whistleblower leaked the Robach footage to Project Veritas. Instead of coming clean about the Epstein story, they forced Robach to issue a public statement insisting that she’d mischaracterized the network’s approach to her reporting. While in the hot-mic video, Robach insists “she had all of it,” her press release says that her story did not rise to ABC’s journalistic standards. This was regarded as odd by any viewer who recalls the network’s willingness to air unproven, wild allegations against Brett Kavanaugh last year.
In addition to their PR campaign, ABC also went on a ruthless hunt for the leaker. Believing it was a former news producer named Ashley Bianco, they contacted her current employer, CBS, and got her fired only four days after she took the job. Bianco later told Megyn Kelly in an interview that she had absolutely nothing to do with the release of the Robach video.
ABC later confirmed they are “actively searching” for the identity of the leaker.
McCarthy is right; their priorities are completely out of whack. Maybe their management needs to come to Capitol Hill and explain themselves to the American people.