United States: CNN suspends Chris Cuomo, brother of ex-governor of New York

Chris Cuomo, the brother of ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo, has been suspended from his post by CNN.

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The American television channel CNN announced Tuesday evening, November 30, the immediate and indefinite suspension of its star host Chris Cuomo, the younger brother of former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, indicted in October for assault. sexual.

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Under fire from critics for its inaction, CNN finally decided to part ways with its star host.

Chris Cuomo had played a behind-the-scenes advisory role to

his brother accused of sexual harassment

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These facts were known and reported in May by the

Washington Post

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But new documents made public this Monday, November 29 by the Office of the Attorney General of New York State prompted the channel to react.

The interrogation carried out by New York investigators, as well as emails and texts on file, reveal that Chris Cuomo maintained in the heart of the scandal regular contact with his brother and the ex-governor's advisers to whom he allegedly dictated press releases.

Suspicions of the right confirmed

Chris Cuomo is also said to have used his journalistic sources to obtain information on the accusers of his brother Andrew.

A mix of genres that does not pass and which reinforces the suspicions of the radical conservative right and pro-Trump towards CNN, accused of collusion with the Democrats.

 To listen: Andrew Cuomo, a governor at the heart of the scandal

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