BREAKING: CBS News Fires Former ABC News Employee Who They Claimed Leaked Amy Robach’s Epstein Video to Project Veritas, Real Leaker Responds

CBS News has fired a former ABC News employee who they believed leaked the hot mic video of Amy Robach discussing how the network killed her story about Jeffrey Epstein three years ago during the 2016 election.

However, the person they fired, Ashley Bianco, maintains that she didn’t do it. Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has also denied that she was their source.

The real leaker has now responded in an open letter addressing the public, the fired producer, Robach, and ABC News itself.

The ABC News Epstein investigation, which included photos and an interview with one of his victims, had implicated Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. “It was unbelievable… we had – Clinton, we had everything…” Robach is heard saying in the video.

The release shook ABC News to the core and launched a witch hunt against the whistleblower who was responsible for making the video public.

In a letter published on Project Veritas, the actual leaker uses the name Ignotus to explain why he did what he did.

“I came forward with this information bearing no motives other than to have this information public. I did not and do not seek any personal gain from this information whether it be financial or otherwise and will always decline. When I became aware of this moment, I had the same reaction as many of you did. Anger, confusion and sadness. I care not about petty political quarrels and only hope for the best in all of us,” they wrote.

Ignotus also addresses his former coworkers, saying “I’ve walked the halls experiencing similar feelings we are all having right now. All of you regardless of your own personal differences in one form or another do an outstanding job. I sincerely enjoy working with each and every one of you and will continue to do so throughout our careers.”

To the woman who was wrongfully fired, the leaker wrote “it is terrible that you have been lashed out at by the company. I know some may put the burden of guilt on me, but my conscience is clear. The actions of the company towards you are the result of their own and not anyone else. The public outcry, from coast to coast, of all people, creeds, and political affiliations, is clear. I have not one doubt that there will always be support for you, and you will have prosperous careers. For neither you, nor I, have done anything wrong.”

Addressing Robach personally, he wrote “You are the only person deserving of an apology. I am most certainly sorry. Not for my actions or for this to center around you, but for what is clear to have happened. When I first stumbled across this, my initial reaction was outrage. But this soon turned towards empathy. I can not imagine doing all the hard work to only have it shelved. If the past few years have taught us anything, it is the truth that some of us have endured many hardships in this industry. From the spiking of stories regarding prominent and powerful people in this world, and to yours. I believe you are an outstanding reporter and have done such tremendous work in the community as well.”

The whistleblower did not have kind words for ABC News, however.

“I sit right here with you all in complete shock. I, like many, are at a loss for words on how this has been handled. Instead of addressing this head-on like the company has in the past, it has spun into a mission of seek-and-destroy. Innocent people that have absolutely nothing to do with this are being hunted down as if we are all a sport. I challenge all of you to actually look inwards and remember why this company engages in journalism. We all hold the First Amendment at the foundation of this company, yet forget its history,  its purpose, and its reasoning for even coming into existence to begin with. How lost we are… yearning to be found. I went to Project Veritas for the sole reason that any other media outlet else would have probably shelved this as well. I thank all of them, and James, for seeking truth,” he wrote.

The network claimed that the three year old interview, with photos and evidence, was not up to their “editorial standards.” They have still not aired it.

Independent journalist Yashar Ali had reported on Wednesday that “ABC News executives believe they know the identity of the former employee who accessed the footage of Amy Robach.” The source was fired by CBS the next day.


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