Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was on The Blaze. He told Glenn Beck he has heard a tape where an anti-Trump attorney offered a woman $200,000 to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. “There is a tape, Beck, an audio tape of an anti-Trump person offering $200,000 to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of untoward behavior,” O’Reilly said.
According to O’Reilly, Trump is aware of the tape and suggested the claims the woman was being asked to make are false:
But I can tell you that Donald Trump knows about the tape. And I’m, for the life of me, sitting here going, “Why on earth are you allowing a movement to try to smear you when you have a powerful — and I mean it’s powerful — piece of evidence that shows that this is an industry. That there are false charges and money changing hands.”
O’Reilly said that while he does not have the tape in his possession, if it gets out it will “change the whole discussion.”
Also, O’Reilly is peeved that Trump made the choice to not move forward on the audio.
O’Reilly: I may have to go to the US Attorney myself. I don’t wanna have to do that and inject myself into the story, but I had my lawyer listen to the tape. He’s listened to it. There are at least three crimes on the tape. So as a citizen, I may have to do this.
Beck: I will tell you Bill, the first thing that you say — well I’m trying to get it, I’m trying to get it so it can be released. You weren’t talking about getting it for YOU to release it, but it had to be out there. And I think the first time I said to you, I mean, if they don’t — you’ve gotta bring it to the US Attorney.
O’Reilly: Again, it’s in the hands of someone who knows the seriousness of the situation.
Beck: What is their hesitancy?
O’Reilly: You know, I can’t really get into that at this point. But I can tell you that Donald Trump knows about the tape. And I’m, for the life of me, sitting here going “Why on earth are you allowing a movement to try to smear you when you have a powerful — and I mean it’s powerful — piece of evidence that shows that this is an industry. That there are false charges and money changing hands.” It’s so frustrating but I wanted your listeners to know it, it’s there, it’s amazing, and it will change the whole discussion if it ever gets out.
According to a report from New York Magazine, 19 women have accused Trump of acting inappropriately with them.
President Trump has denied all accusations.
O’Reilly has faced sexual accusations of his own. He said that he tape he mentioned is “related to my situation.”
“It’s related to my situation,” he said, “and when the tape emerges, you will see why. I can’t say any more than that, but it is related to my situation.”