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November 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – ABC News prevented a purportedly-devastating report on deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein from seeing the light of day, according to a leaked video of anchor Amy Robach lamenting the situation.

Epstein killed himself in his cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in August. The billionaire was being held on charges of trafficking underaged girls to be raped by himself and wealthy associates, in a high-profile case that was believed to implicate many prominent figures around the world.

The case has been a source of intense curiosity for months due to the mysteries surrounding Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat (dubbed “Pedophile Island” by locals), as well as to the botched past prosecution and lax punishment for his previous crimes.

The conservative investigative group Project Veritas released the video earlier this week, which shows Robach discussing the situation to figures offscreen in August, apparently unaware the cameras were still rolling. “I’ve had this interview with (alleged Epstein victim) Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Guiffre),” she says. “We would not put it on the air. First of all, I was told ‘who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.’”

“Then (Buckingham) Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways,” she continues. “We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will that we … that also quashed the story. And then (attorney and legal commentator) Alan Dershowitz was also implicated, 'cause of the planes.”

“She told me everything, she had pictures, she had everything,” Robach recalls. “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. (Former President Bill) Clinton, we had everything.”

The former president – who was infamously impeached for perjury relating to his treatment of women and was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick – flew on Epstein’s private plane on dozens of occasions, and Epstein had visited the Clinton White House several times

Robach expresses frustration that she “tried for three years to get it on to no avail,” and that she had to sit on an “unreal” wealth of information, including corroboration from other women. 

She also recalls a statement from Guiffre’s attorney, Brad Edwards, that “there will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known.”

Project Veritas leader James O’Keefe said his insider within ABC does not know who specifically spiked the story, and is encouraging others within the organization to reach out to him and shed more light on the situation.

ABC News responded to the bombshell by providing Project Veritas with a statement claiming simply that “at the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story,” as well as a statement from Robach herself.

“I was caught in a private moment of frustration” that the interview didn’t air “because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence,” Robach claims. She added that her comments about Andrew and Clinton were merely referencing allegations Guiffre had made, not anything independently verified by ABC, and that “no one ever told me or the team to stop reporting on Jeffrey Epstein.”

On Tuesday, O’Keefe did an interview with conservative pundit Steven Crowder, where he dismissed the response as a “very milquetoast”statement that “appears to be written by lawyers” rather than Robach herself, as it states “the exact opposite of what Amy is saying in this tape.”

Elsewhere in the tape, Robach adds that she “100 percent” believes that Epstein was murdered rather than committed suicide, because Epstein associated with “a lot of powerful men” who had great incentive to silence him. She speculates that Epstein’s previous suicide attempt was also a sham “to plant the seed” of his actual death.

Conspiracy theories as to the 66-year-old Epstein’s fate have swirled ever since his death, and reignited last week when forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said the details of his autopsy – particularly the fracturing of his left hyoid bone – were more consistent with homicidal strangulation than self-hanging.

Those details aren’t conclusive, however, as hyoid bones do get broken in hangings, particularly in Epstein’s age range. Further, the billionaire had redrafted his last will and testament two days before his death.

That said, more mainstream questions are also swirling over the management of the facility holding Epstein, particularly why he was taken off suicide watch and why the officers on duty neglected their regular checks of his cell. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has pledged that the Justice Department will investigate the “serious irregularities” apparent at MCC and continue the investigation into Epstein’s crimes.

So far, the mainstream media have largely ignored this week’s revelations about ABC News.