"I see the guy who loves those kids and is more complex than we have been led to believe," she says.
She then promises him that she will personally "look at any clips we want to use of you, and have a producer run by you, whether we are taking it in context, what you are saying."NBC responded to Jones' leaked tapes in a statement Friday condemning Jones' actions and claiming that the timing of the recordings is telling."Despite Alex Jones' efforts to distract from and ultimately prevent the airing of our report, we remain committed to giving viewers context and insight into a controversial and polarizing figure, how he relates to the president of the United States and influence others, and to getting this serious story right. On Sunday, Kelly defended her decision to sit down with Jones, noting that he was of interest because, in part, President Trump had "been on and praises" Jones' controversial show.
Investigation into these activities determined that adults were routinely using computers to transmit sexually explicit images to minors and, in some instances, to lure minors into engaging in illicit sexual activity.
Learn more about the origins of the Innocent Images program.
Child sexual exploitation investigations—many of them undercover—are conducted in FBI field offices by Child Exploitation Task Forces (CETFs), which combine the resources of the FBI with those of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
All for the express purpose of protecting our nation’s greatest asset—our children.
The mission of the Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) program is to provide a rapid, proactive, and comprehensive capacity to counter all threats of abuse and exploitation of children when those crimes fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the FBI; to identify and rescue child victims; to reduce the vulnerability of children to in-person and online sexual exploitation and abuse; to reduce the negative impact of domestic and international parental rights disputes; and to strengthen the capabilities of the FBI and federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners through training, intelligence sharing, technical support, and investigative assistance.