CNN’s Chris Cuomo told governor brother Andrew to resign: report

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo told his brother Andrew to resign as governor of New York this week through the fallout over the elder brother’s intercourse harassment scandal, a report stated Tuesday.

The host of “Cuomo Prime Time” spoke to his sibling over the telephone and defined that the governor couldn’t survive the fallout from a report released last week by state Attorney General Letitia James, in accordance to The New York Times.

James’ report described sexual harassment allegations in opposition to the three-term Democrat from 11 ladies — together with 9 present or former state workers.

Andrew, the Empire State’s 56th governor, resigned Tuesday, telling New Yorkers “the best way I can help now is if I step aside.”

The Washington Post reported late Monday that Chris Cuomo was considered one of a dwindling variety of folks the soon-to-be-former governor was in contact with as longtime allies left his administration and the state Assembly constructed an impeachment case.

Chris Cuomo of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo reportedly suggested his governor brother Andrew to resign.
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Chris Cuomo has not fronted CNN’s 9 p.m. present since Thursday. He claimed to be taking this week off to mark his 51st birthday, which fell on Monday. Neither Cuomo nor his substitute hosts have touched on the Andrew Cuomo harassment scandal for the reason that report was made public by James.

On March 1, after the primary claims of sexual harassment have been made in opposition to the governor, Chris Cuomo told his viewers that he couldn’t cowl the story “because he is my brother.” However, the report revealed that on the identical time the anchor tried to detach himself from his sibling’s scandal, he was sitting in on strategy sessions with a gaggle of Andrew Cuomo’s advisers, each from inside and outdoors the Executive Chamber.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced he’ll resign from his place in two weeks.

Indeed, the day earlier than the youthful Cuomo made his earnest assertion to viewers, the James report revealed, he despatched an e mail to the governor’s different advisers with a proposed assertion responding to the allegations that he appeared to have drafted or edited.

On May 20, after The Washington Post initially reported that Chris Cuomo had helped advise his brother on the response to the allegations, the CNN host addressed viewers once more.

New York state Attorney General Letitia James
New York state Attorney General Letitia James’ report concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 ladies throughout his administration.

“I can be objective about just about any topic, but not about my family … I am fiercely loyal to them. I’m family first, job second,” he stated on the time, later including: “When my brother’s situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his, and advisers that did include some of his staff, I understand why that was a problem for CNN. It will not happen again.”

In a separate assertion that day, the community stated it was “inappropriate” for his or her star anchor “to engage in conversations that included members of the Governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges. He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”

A CNN spokesperson told The Post Monday night time that the newer conversations between Chris and Andrew Cuomo didn’t run afoul of any community coverage.

“As both CNN and Chris have stated publicly, he cannot cover his brother, in part because we certainly expect them to speak,” the rep stated. “He’s not joined any meetings nor acted in any official capacity since he apologized for doing so. That’s our expectation as we’ve said all along.”

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