CNN host advises Cuomo on handling sexual assault allegations, testifies in investigation
CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday completely ignored a scandal involving his brother, Andrew Cuomo of New York Gov.
Chris Cuomo said nothing about how New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report earlier in the day confirming claims of sexual assault and assault against the governor.
Chris Cuomo’s “Cuomo Prime Time” airs for one hour at 9 p.m.
Chris Cuomo was deeply involved in the scandal. Investigators found he was part of the team that advised the government how to respond earlier this year to a growing number of sexual assault allegations.
One of Cuomo’s top advisors, Rich Azzopardi, described the group, none of whom were compensated, as “people who have been with us for a long time that we can count on.”
“When you think you’re at war, you trust those you trust,” he told the investigators, who were commissioned by James.
Outer groups of the Inner Circle, which did not work for the Executive Chamber, were “regularly provided with confidential and often privileged information regarding the operations of the State and in making decisions affecting the business and employees of the State.” Help was provided – all without any formal role, duty or obligation to the state,” the investigators said in their report.
According to internal documents obtained by the team, Chris Cuomo advised his brother to express remorse after the published report detailed allegations by Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor.
an email appeared to show Chris Cuomo helped draft a statement that Gov. Cuomo later released about the allegations.
Investigators also revealed that they sat down with Chris Cuomo to ask questions about the situation.
CNN did not respond to requests for comment.
Chris Cuomo apologized in May for helping mentor his brother, reports at the time indicated he had.
“Today, there are stories about me advising my brother. Of course I. It’s not a revelation. I’ve said it publicly and of course I’ve never hidden it. I’m objective about any subject.” Maybe, but not about my family,” Chris Cuomo said.
“My family is everything to me and I am very loyal to them. I am family first, job second,” he said.
Still, doing so was “a mistake” because it put his CNN colleagues “in a bad place.”
At the time, a CNN spokesperson told news outlets that what Chris Cuomo did was “inappropriate.”
Chris has not been involved in CNN’s extensive coverage of the allegations against Governor Cuomo — on air or behind the scenes. Partly because, as he states on his show, he can never be objective. But also because He often acts as a sounding board for his brother,” said a spokesperson.
“However, it was inappropriate to engage in conversations that involved members of the governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges. He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”
Chris Cuomo interviewed his brother several times on-air last year, who often spent time joking around during the COVID-19 crisis. Critics say Cuomo’s policies caused more deaths, while supporters say the governor did the best he could and the policies prevented deaths.
Newspapers often include disclosures of such relationships, as The Washington Post noted in any Amazon story that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns the paper. But there is no such disclosure on CNN, so viewers have not been made aware of the full situation, Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee member Andrew Schottz told The Epoch Times.
There remains a lack of clarity on whether Chris Cuomo broke any rules and if he did, whether he was punished in any way. His show never went off air.
“No one is saying you can’t talk to your brother, period. That would be absurd—you’re a brother. In this case, the idea of you can’t talk to your brother about the scam he’s involved in.” “It’s totally fair, because you need to be different. You can’t keep your foot in both worlds,” Schottz said.
“I’m in the newsroom that’s covering it, even though I’m not on the story, I have my foot in the news as it’s coming out, I’m helping to make the news. Those things don’t go together.” And I don’t see any evidence that he’s admitting it or that CNN is admitting it. If they have, they haven’t told anyone.”
The Hill’s media critic Joe Concha said on Twitter that Chris Cuomo’s silence on what happened suggests he is not a straight news host.
“Can’t believe CNN understands what this worker playing anchor is doing to his credibility,” he wrote.
CNN declined to comment To your own media reporter on the situation.
After Chris Cuomo’s show on Tuesday, he handed things over to Don Lemon, another network anchor.
They expressed their love for each other before Lemon took full charge. Lemon immediately began covering up the sexual assault scandal.
News Originally From – The Epoch Times