CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday night declined to mention blatant documents released earlier in the day detailing the anchor’s role in defending his scandal-stricken brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. .
The newly revealed trove of text messages and investigative interview transcripts were made public Monday by New York Attorney General Letitia James and may have put Cuomo’s $6 million a year job at risk.
CNN issued a statement late Monday, saying the documents would be reviewed in the coming days.
“The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits issued today by the NY Attorney General deserve thorough review and consideration,” the statement said. “We will hold talks and seek additional clarity about their importance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”
Meanwhile, Cuomo persisted through his schedule on Monday night without addressing the controversy. He spent most of Monday’s event providing updates on the Omicron version of the coronavirus, the feud between Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Min., and Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and the recent outbreak of robbery and robbery nationwide.
Dozens of text messages show Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, who was Andrew Cuomo’s top aide at the time, discussing how to respond to the escalating allegations and his brother’s accusations.
Documents also show that on March 1, the younger Cuomo criticized a statement issued by his brother the day before and sent to DeRosa what he felt should be a response to allegations of harassment by former colleague Charlotte Bennett.