Documents released by the New York Attorney General’s office on Monday reveal that CNN host Chris Cuomo suggested using his media “source” to find out about women who had accused his brother, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment.
CNN said in a statement Monday afternoon, the thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits released today by the NY Attorney General’s office merit scrutiny and scrutiny.
“We will have conversations and seek more clarity on their importance as they relate to CNN over the next few days,” the network added.
“Please let me help with the preparation,” Chris Cuomo said in a text message to his brother’s top aide Melissa DeRosa in March. He also begged DeRosa and other advisers to “trust me,” telling them to “stop hiding it” from him. The CNN host further complained: “We’re making mistakes that we can’t make.
After New York Times reported in March that Andrew Cuomo was making unwanted strides towards a woman at a wedding, the CNN host told DeRosa: “I have a lead on the girl at the wedding.”
In his July interview with investigators Reviewing the former governor’s allegations of sexual misconduct, Chris Cuomo said he regularly checks “sources” regarding published or upcoming stories about his brother’s accusers.
“I will — when asked, I will reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they have heard of anyone else coming up,” he said. Cuomo main time the presenter told investigators. Text messages to DeRosa also show Chris Cuomo drafting and reviewing written statements on behalf of his brother.
While the veteran journalist has has been acknowledged that he was an unofficial advisor to his brother during the scandal, and then said it was a “mistake” amid criticism that he had participate in official strategy calls, these previously unseen transcripts reveal that his role is much larger than he had previously suggested.
A spokesman for former governor Andrew Cuomo said that “Tish James continues to abuse her government power to leverage her political future” by releasing transcripts from time to time. “It is typical today to release hand-selected witness statements with selective transactions,” the statement continued.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/chris-cuomo-leaned-on-media-sources-to-dig-up-dirt-on-brothers-accusers?source=articles&via=rss CNN Probes News Docs shows Chris Cuomo used media sources to dig up dirt on Brother Accusers