Fox Information’ Sean Hannity Defends Suspended CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo: ‘Not the Worst Offense’

Fox Information’ Sean Hannity provided a shocking protection of CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday night time after the community suspended his fellow 9 p.m. ET rival.

“It’s clear that Chris completely mishandled the mess along with his brother,” Hannity stated, referring to the journalist’s newly-revealed communications with former New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s staffers earlier this 12 months, when the politician was first hit with a wave of sexual harassment accusations. “We don’t know what the governor informed him from the beginning, and truthfully, he most likely — my guess — wasn’t sincere along with his personal brother.”

Hannity continued, “It’s simple to assist individuals when issues in life are going properly. It’s at all times simple. Chris’ brother, Andrew, was in large hassle. Serving to a brother and a buddy within the worst second of their life might be not the worst offense and he most likely lied to himself regardless that he dealt with it incorrect when it comes to his work.”

The Fox Information host stated that if Cuomo makes it again on the air, he’s positive he’ll apologize. On Monday, new paperwork from the New York Lawyer Normal’s workplace revealed correspondence between the newsman and the governor’s staff through which he requested to assist them and went so far as to say he was utilizing his journalistic connections to get a minimum of one “lead” on an accuser, in addition to decide if additional accusations or tales had been coming down the pipeline. Beforehand, Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s strategizing was identified and he confronted no repercussions from CNN, however the extent of that involvement was unknown.

These revelations led CNN on Tuesday to droop Cuomo indefinitely from the community and his primetime present.

“The New York Lawyer Normal’s workplace launched transcripts and reveals Monday that shed new mild on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s protection,” a CNN spokesperson stated Tuesday night time. “The paperwork, which we weren’t aware of earlier than their public launch, increase severe questions. When Chris admitted to us that he had provided recommendation to his brother’s employees, he broke our guidelines and we acknowledged that publicly. However we additionally appreciated the distinctive place he was in and understood his must put household first and job second. Nonetheless, these paperwork level to a higher stage of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we beforehand knew. Because of this, we’ve got suspended Chris indefinitely, pending additional analysis.”

On Tuesday, Hannity talked about that he has a historical past of defending individuals with whom he doesn’t agree, naming Don Imus, Pleasure Reid and Invoice Maher. He has additionally defended Cuomo previously. In August of 2019, he tweeted it was “good for” Cuomo to have gotten right into a public spat with one other individual in Shelter Island, New York. Cellphone footage of the incident, through which Cuomo infamously lambasted a person for calling him “Fredo” in a reference to “The Godfather,” shortly went viral.

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