Former ABC News President James Goldston Hired to Produce January 6 Commission Hearing

Democrats hired James Goldston to produce the televised January 6 Commission hearings. Goldston was the president of ABC when they allegedly shut down the Epstein accusations.

Goldston is a committee advisor described as a “master storyteller” and is responsible for “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” The production will include witnesses that are live on the air and on pre-recorded video. It’s also reported that there will be White House photographs that have never been released; to date, only a fraction of the surveillance footage from the White House has been shown publicly.

When ABC’s Amy Robach interviewed Virginia Giuffre in 2015, three years passed before Epstein became a huge story. Robach was caught on a hot mic saying, “I’ve had this story for three years. I tried for three years to get it on to no avail, and now it’s all coming out, and it’s like these new revelations. And I freaking had all of it. I’m so pissed right now.”

Goldston had to know that the interview about Epstein was high profile, and it seems clear that the ABC network coordinated the interview. It’s hard to believe that Goldston was unaware of the interview and unaware that ABC refused to air it.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also took note that Goldston took part in blocking the Epstein story in a letter sent in July 2019.

McCarthy wrote, “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’ initial response and subsequent actions reveal their priority is to identify and hold accountable the individual who released the video to the public. 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.”

David Muir will host ABC’s coverage of the January 6 Commission hearing, who also hosted the one year anniversary of January 6. Norah O’Donnell will be covering the hearing for CBS News.

The hearing should be covered from a bi-partisan perspective, and Goldston can’t do that. Because there will be previous clips cut into the hearing, the narrative can swing whatever way Goldston wants to present it. This isn’t going to be a reasonable perspective of facts, but an emotion-filled presentation of the Democrats’ view of January 6.