CNN has confirmed on Wednesday that Jake Tapper’s producer, Rick Saleeby, has resigned from his place after it was revealed that he allegedly solicited sexually specific pictures of an underage woman. Fairfax County police seized gadgets from his residence.
The information broke to Twitter through Jack Posobiec of Human Events, together with Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe, who first reported the revelations.
Rick Saleeby was a CNN producer for “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” Allegations emerged that he had requested an underage woman for specific images. This led to a seizure of his gadgets and exhausting drives from his Virginia house.
Project Veritas revealed the allegations, discovering texts exhibiting that he had fantasies about molesting his fiance’s daughter. Saleeby, in one trade, described his fiance’s daughter’s exceedingly brief bottoms on the pool, saying that she was “wearing very closely cut bottoms at the pool.” He then went on to explain the define of the women pubic space.
Janine Banani was in a relationship with Saleeby for over a decade, and instructed Project Veritas that Saleeby solicited the pictures of her daughter. Banani additionally gave a recording in which Saleeby allegedly stated “…after I’m done having my mouth on her, I’m going to walk up and put my crotch very close to her face… slowly unzip my zipper and just guide her head a little closer and I’m just going to have her kiss the head and I’m going to put her hand on it so she can feel what the hard flesh feels like.”
Saleeby appeared in Fairfax County, Virginia courtroom on Tuesday, and was confronted by a information crew from Project Veritas. When requested, he refused to say whether or not or not he was nonetheless with CNN.
The producer had previously taken others to job for his or her illicit habits towards minors. As to that particular person, he stated “He had already been accused of things prior. But he would make advances if there was a social gathering and they were drunk, put his arms around them, try and touch their leg.”
“Try and build up emails to the level where he would get flirty and inappropriate. I’ll tell you this. In the climate that’s going on now, he definitely would have been fired,” stated Saleeby, referring to the #MeToo motion in 2018.
In an interview with Posobiec, O’Keefe slammed Tapper f an explosive interview with Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec.
O’Keefe stated he has referred to as on Tapper to confirm Saleeby’s voice on the audio recordings. “What I want to ask Japper Tapper though is: ‘Jake, when I do this work, and I’m on TV and you’re on TV, Jake, there’s a thing called the IFB. And that’s that little headphone that goes in your ear. And what are you listening to is that it’s your producers voice. You always hear whether on the other side of the glass or whoever it was or the camera, the lights etc.’ I don’t think there’s anyone else on Earth who’s more qualified to identify that voice than Jake Tapper himself,” O’Keefe stated. Posobiec added, “He won’t do it.”
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