CNN’s Chris Cuomo has previously admitted that he advised his brother, Andrew Cuomo and his team on how to respond to the former New York Governor’s scandals. Monday the New York Attorney General’s Office released documents from Cuomo’s investigation that show the reporter’s role in helping his brother was more than just advice.
The records released show Chris confessing that he would warn his brother’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, of any potential media reports that detailed any sexual harassment allegations towards Andrew.
“I would – when asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out.” Chris admitted while discussing one woman’s accusations against the former governor.
It has also come to light that Chris helped his brother and DeRosa write his statements. A text on March 12 to DeRosa revealed he had one of the statements made fully written out:
“I will not resign, I cannot resign. I understand the political pressure I understand the stakes of political warfare, and that’s what this is… And I understand the conformity that can be forced by cancel culture.”
A journalist advising, medaling, and even writing for a politician doesn’t exactly scream “the most trusted name in news.”
CNN has said they would be reviewing the documents.
UPDATE: CNN has suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely.