Project Veritas has released the name of the latest producer at CNN to be exposed in a pedophilia scandal.
Rick Saleeby, the staffer in question, is a producer on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
According to a press release by Project Veritas, they released his name after ensuring that the family involved was safe.
The mother of the victims sent a note via Project Veritas:
“I wanted to reach out to sincerely thank you again. I am very grateful toward you guys and everything you’ve done for me and my children. Our world has just been completely flipped upside down, but none of that matters. We are all safe. I’m hoping, praying, and pushing for charges to be brought against him, so he can never do this to another child/family again.
“I want the public and any predators to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I will go to the absolute ends of the earth to protect my babies. And I am tremendously grateful that you guys have saved us all from him.
“Despite the hardships ahead, I am going to continue to sit with these feelings of gratitude toward you guys and the woman who provided you with the information. Gratitude will get us through to the other side of all this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and Merry Christmas.”
According to Project Veritas witness, one text exchange featured the producer telling the source how his fiancé’s daughter was “wearing very closely cut bottoms at the pool,” before graphically describing how he could see the outline of her genitals.
Saleeby – according to a witness – solicited sexually explicit photos of the source’s underage daughter.
The messages and videos were obtained by a woman who was involved in a relationship with the CNN producer for over a decade, Janine Banani, a case manager for human trafficking victims, as well as those of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The source obtained the information for authorities but contacted Project Veritas when she was worried that action might not be taken. The source told the outlet that she “felt disgusted” and felt the need to come forward because “these people with power seem to get away with it.”