CNN’s Chris Cuomo off air ‘indefinitely’ pending evaluation of his involvement in brother’s scandals
CNN announced it is suspending star anchor Chris Cuomo as the network evaluates his conduct following stunning revelations from the New York attorney general’s investigation into his brother, ousted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” CNN began its statement Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
Calls for the “Cuomo Prime Time” host to be fired intensified Monday after newly released documents showed he was far more involved in aiding his embattled brother than he previously disclosed to viewers.
Transcripts from his interview with investigators show the CNN star admitting he would reach out to media sources to find out about new accusers who have yet to come forward publicly.
“When asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out,” Cuomo told investigators.
Cuomo’s admission contradicts what he told CNN viewers in August when he claimed, “I never made calls to the press about my brother’s situation.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.
In other developments:
– Anderson Cooper awkwardly addresses Chris Cuomo’s suspension to CNN viewers, fills in for embattled anchor
– Trump celebrates CNN’s suspension of Chris Cuomo
– MSNBC avoids breaking news of Chris Cuomo’s suspension, refrains from criticizing rival CNN anchor
– MSNBC anchor repeated an Andrew Cuomo adviser’s ‘spin’ on harassment allegations
– Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett calls for CNN to fire Chris Cuomo: Anything less lacks ‘morals and a backbone’
– Joe Concha rips CNN over Chris Cuomo controversy: He shouldn’t ‘sniff a microphone’ right now
Michigan high school shooting leaves at least three students dead; 15-year-old suspect in custody
A 15-year-old sophomore at a Michigan high school was taken into custody Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing three students and wounding eight others, including one teacher, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
The deceased victims were identified as a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female. Three of the wounded students were in critical condition on Tuesday evening.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to Oxford High School at 12:51 p.m. ET and apprehended the suspect within two to three minutes of arriving.