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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely over role in advising governor brother Andrew during crisis


Chris Cuomo in May, 2018 in New York City.

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CNN announced Tuesday that it had suspended Chris Cuomo from the network indefinitely following documents that revealed his damage-control efforts during a sexual harassment scandal for his brother and former governor of New York. Andrew Cuomo was far more complicated than we thought.

CNN had previously stated that it planned to examine the information in the documents after their release.

CNBC received a statement from the network stating that an indefinite suspension has been lifted.

The news channel stated that Monday’s transcripts and exhibits released by the New York Attorney General’s Office shed light on Chris Cuomo’s role in brother’s defence.

CNN spokeswoman, Lisa McCabe, told CNBC by email, “The documents which we weren’t privy to prior their public release raise serious questions.”

We were shocked when Chris confessed to us that Chris had given advice to his brother’s staff. However, we understood that he had to be honest about his unique situation and put his family first. The documents indicate that his brother was more involved than we knew. In light of this, Chris has been suspended indefinitely and is awaiting further evaluation.

Change came after New York Attorney General Letitia James released damning detailsHow the brother of Andrew Cuomo advised him during his sexual harassment trial. Andrew Cuomo denies wrongdoing.

Cuomo’s nightly program, Cuomo Prime time, had relatively high ratings but fell recently.

CNN announced earlier this monthThe show received an average of 826,000 viewers each month. This makes it “the network’s most viewed program.” The WrapCuomo’s ratings had fallen to an all-time low a week before the announcement.

James released recently a transcript as well as exhibits showing that Chris Cuomo spoke to sources about the woman who accuses the former governor, Chris Cuomo of trying to kiss the victim. This was in addition to other efforts by James to determine if other victims are about to be made public.

He spoke to his media circle about the future stories of reporters working, which included one from Ronan Farrow (the documents show).

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