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Thu May 20, 2021, 07:19 PM

Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor

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Source: Washington Post

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised his brother, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and senior members of the governor’s staff on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations made earlier this year by women who had worked with the governor, according to four people familiar with the discussions.

Cuomo, one of the network’s top stars, joined a series of conference calls that included the Democratic governor, his top aide, his communications team, lawyers and a number of outside advisers, according to the people familiar with the conversations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private sessions.

The calls occurred earlier this year, when a growing number of claims that Andrew Cuomo made inappropriate comments or touched women without their permission had escalated into a political crisis for the three-term governor.

The cable news anchor encouraged his brother to take a defiant position and not to resign from the governor’s office, the people said. At one point, he used the phrase “cancel culture” as a reason to hold firm in the face of the allegations, two people present on one call said.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/chris-cuomo-andrew-cuomo/2021/05/20/99579382-b7f9-11eb-bb84-6b92dedcd8ed_story.html



Full title (didn't fit): Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations

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Reply Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor (Original post)
SouthBayDem May 2021 OP
Faux pas May 2021 #1
brush May 2021 #9
Faux pas May 2021 #14
brush May 2021 #18
onetexan May 2021 #15
FBaggins May 2021 #21
brush May 2021 #23
BlueTsunami2018 May 2021 #2
PortTack May 2021 #4
live love laugh May 2021 #30
Rhiannon12866 May 2021 #32
dweller May 2021 #3
underpants May 2021 #7
Shermann May 2021 #12
stillcool May 2021 #5
Celerity May 2021 #10
stopdiggin May 2021 #25
YoshidaYui May 2021 #29
MerryHolidays May 2021 #6
Mike Nelson May 2021 #8
lapucelle May 2021 #11
SouthBayDem May 2021 #13
hamsterjill May 2021 #16
Scrivener7 May 2021 #17
rickford66 May 2021 #19
George II May 2021 #20
Jon King May 2021 #22
PoliticAverse May 2021 #24
Celerity May 2021 #27
stopdiggin May 2021 #26
JoeOtterbein May 2021 #28
live love laugh May 2021 #31
Rhiannon12866 May 2021 #33
Omaha Steve May 2021 #34

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:23 PM

1. Kickin' with disgust!

Crossing Chris my watch list forever now, even tho I haven't watched him for months

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:37 PM

9. I'd advise the same for my brother, especially since none of the accusers...

were willing to testify under oath. What's up with that?

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:12 PM

14. They

were paid off or threatened maybe? Whatever it is, it reeks of B effing S.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #14)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:45 PM

18. That's for the investigation to find out. Curious though...

maybe they were paid to come forward in the first place, then backed off on having to testify under oath?

Guess the investigation will get to the bottom of it.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:28 PM

15. +1 K&R

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Thu May 20, 2021, 09:38 PM

21. What gave you that impression?

Four of them are scheduled to testify under oath over the next couple of weeks.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #21)

Thu May 20, 2021, 09:44 PM

23. Finally? Well that's good. There were reports none were willing to before.

Let's see if it happens. I mean months ago Cuomo's accusers were coming forward daily then everything went quiet and not a peep was heard.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:25 PM

2. I can see that.

I’d probably do the same if my brother was Governor.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #2)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:29 PM

4. ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #2)

Fri May 21, 2021, 01:37 AM

30. it's a no-brainer for me. I'd look askance at a sibling who wouldn't do the same. nt

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #2)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:05 AM

32. Same here.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:27 PM

3. And ?

As I recall, he stayed out of the controversy on his news program, or at least I heard him say that ... I don’t watch Chris normally, may see some clips here now and then ... and it IS his brother

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:32 PM

7. Yeah I remember him saying he couldn't discuss or cover it

He’s his brother and he’s in the business.

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:03 PM

12. +1...I recall him recusing himself from covering that scandal nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:31 PM

5. oh no. He spoke to his brother?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:41 PM

10. In a statement, CNN acknowledged that Chris Cuomo took part in the strategy sessions, saying his

involvement was a mistake.

“Chris has not been involved in CNN’s extensive coverage of the allegations against Governor Cuomo — on air or behind the scenes,” the network said in a statement. “In part because, as he has said on his show, he could never be objective. But also because he often serves as a sounding board for his brother.”

“However, it was inappropriate to engage in conversations that included members of the Governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges,” the statement added. “He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”

The network said Cuomo will not be disciplined. The episodes further illuminate how the Cuomo brothers, who are 13 years apart in age, have benefited from their respective high perches in politics and media. Early in the coronavirus pandemic, a top state Department of Health doctor was dispatched to the Hamptons to test Chris Cuomo and his family, The Washington Post previously reported.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #10)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:22 PM

25. and that sounds about as proper and even handed

as you could get (or make it). Cuomo stayed out of it (or so it is said) at a professional level -- didn't try to hide anything from his employers. And it was crystal clear to all that the brothers had this kind of long standing relationship. About the only thing you could add to this would have been a Chinese wall within the organization (CNN) -- and I'm not sure what that really gains in terms of ethics given the transparency of the relationship, the reporting, and the crisis.

Perhaps it was a mistake (as everyone has subsequently acknowledged) that he engaged at the level of legal or 'staff' -- but given the experience and acumen on the part of both -- is there really a lot on offer here that both siblings don't already know, twice over?

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Response to Celerity (Reply #10)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:51 PM

29. good...

cause i actually like him especially with his banter with Don Lemon!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:32 PM

6. Not a big deal to me at all

If compromised his journalistic integrity, that's one thing (although on Fox News, it's the basic philosophy)....but if there is not even that, he's just defending his brother.

Chris Cuomo is no fool...I find him to be an excellent interrogator most of the time, and he's not afraid "to go for the jugular" when warranted.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:35 PM

8. I think...

... that's normal. I usually watch TRMS at Cuomo's time, but I have seen him occasionally. I don't hold this against him.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:44 PM

11. Chris Cuomo isn't covering the story. Why the concern?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #11)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:05 PM

13. Appearance of improper conduct eom

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Thu May 20, 2021, 08:34 PM

17. Okay.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 08:54 PM

19. Trump consulted Hannity every night.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 09:06 PM

20. He's apologizing right now, but who cares what a man does with his brother, regardless....

....of their positions.

I don't see what the problem is. A number of people in the media advise family members or politicians. Chris Cuomo never hid it like others do.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 09:41 PM

22. A conference call with dozens of people on it????

Seriously, thats not 'talking to his brother'. Thats sheer stupidity. Of course someone will later give out the information that he was advising him.

Common sense says he could have spoken to his brother privately, given the same advice, and not taken place on the call.

But he did own it and aplogize.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:09 PM

24. I'm shocked, shocked that a man talked to and gave advice to his brother. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #24)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:36 PM

27. The main issue was he advised some of the staff of the Governor.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:29 PM

26. don't see this as any kind of major

(or really even minor) transgression on either a professional or ethical level. Particularly since CC was quite open about the relationship -- and immediately recusing himself on a professional basis.

This was all pretty darned transparent.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:40 PM

28. K n R ! Thanks for posting!

I remember when my journalist daughter took her little (adult) brother, who is mentally-disabled, to a Bernie rally. A "well-recommended" member of our community said it was wrong for her to use her position as a journalist to get her brother in the area reserved for the press. Despite the fact that he was disabled and welcomed whole-heartily by the Bernie peeps.

No one other than me disagreed with the poster who objected.

We need to stand up for journalists when they are treated unfairly. And point out when relatives of politicians use journalism to advance the fortunes and power of their family.

As for C. Cuomo, he needs to resign ASAP. He is an embarrassment to all true journalists. Even the ones who help get their little brothers into rallies.



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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 01:41 AM

31. Well well ... as things heat up in SDNY's investigation the Cuomo attacks heat up. Coincidence? nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 05:38 AM

33. He's a much better brother than Mike Pence's!

From Colbert:




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Fri May 21, 2021, 06:55 AM

34. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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