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BREAKING: Alleged Details Emerge On The ‘Additional Information’ That CNN Encountered On Cuomo

CNN fired star host Chris Cuomo on Saturday evening and mentioned in a press release that the network had encountered “additional information” about the host during its investigation into his role in helping his brother, then-New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate a sexual misconduct scandal.CNN did not disclose what the “additional information” was, but a top journalist at the New York Post claims that it is related to alleged sexual harassment accusations against Chris Cuomo.“Source tell me the ‘additional information’ that’s come to light mentioned at end of CNN statement are sexual harassment allegations,” Julia Marsh, the New York Post’s City Hall Bureau Chief, tweeted. “There is an alleged Chris Cuomo sexual harassment victim represented by a high profile attorney, according to a source.”There is an alleged Chris Cuomo sexual harassment victim represented by a high profile attorney, according to a source https://t.co/wFlXSn2slx— Julia Marsh (@juliakmarsh) December 5, 2021The New York Post’s report said that the “additional information” referenced by CNN is “sexual in nature, a source said.”This is a breaking news story; refresh the page for updates.The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

‘Too-da-loo, Fredo’: Chris Cuomo And CNN Slammed After Network Fires Host Following Scandal

Former CNN host Chris Cuomo, who was fired on Saturday night, was mocked online, and his former employer was slammed for a variety of reasons following the announcement.In a statement announcing Cuomo’s termination, the network said that it had encountered new information that led to its decision:Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Chris Cuomo said in a statement. “So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”Notable reactions to CNN’s statement that it fired Cuomo included:Batya Ungar-Sargon, Newsweek: “There’s a parallel between Chris Cuomo’s downfall and Andrew Cuomo’s: It was sexual misconduct, not sending seniors to their deaths, that brought down Andrew—and it was advising Andrew on sexual misconduct, not failing to report the deaths of seniors, that brought down Chris. I don’t think it minimizes the seriousness of sexual misconduct to point out that a society that ranks it as a worse sin than sending seniors and the developmentally disabled to their deaths is in some way deeply sick.”Jason Rantz, radio host: “Jeffrey Toobin still has a job. But not Chris Cuomo. So it begs the question: what in the world did CNN find during their investigation (up until this point)?”Caleb Hull, political strategist: “Chris Cuomo should have been fired a long time ago when he tested positive for COVID, left his house anyway, got into a fight with a cyclist, and then making a spectacle of him leaving quarantine for the ‘first time’ when we all knew the truth.”Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: “So whatever Chris Cuomo did, it was worse than peddling Russia collusion lies like @jaketapper does, and worse than @JeffreyToobin’s at-work self-pleasuring. Because they’ve both kept their CNN jobs.”Karol Markowicz, New York Post: “Where do I place my $5 bet that this is ultimately NOT about Chris Cuomo helping his brother? The rumor right now is Chris has his own sexual harassment allegations. I’ll buy that, or something else, not buying it was because he ‘helped’ Andrew. My other bet is we’re going to start hearing stories about abusive behavior from Chris Cuomo ala his brother. And everyone will be like ‘oh yeah, everyone knew that.’”Greg Dworkin, Daily Kos: “If we are lucky Cillizza will quit in solidarity.”Ned Ryun, political strategist: “Tood-a-loo, Fredo.”Adrienne Lawrence, attorney: “TRANSLATION: We terminated Chris Cuomo for cause after finding out about more misconduct in which he’s engaged that you’ll likely find out about soon.”Paul DeBenedetto, reporter: “Again a reminder that CNN regularly allowed Chris Cuomo to interview his brother, the governor of New York, on live national TV. Through February. And only after the governor was being scrutinized for the nursing home deaths. Lindsey Boylan made her allegations in December. In grad school journalism ethics class I remember everybody asking questions about all kinds of minutiae — can I drink coffee with a source??? can they pay???? can I pay???????? — and CNN let Chris Cuomo have a standing interview with his governor brother during multiple scandals.”Giancarlo Sopo, media strategist: “Of all the dumb things Chris Cuomo has done over the years, helping out his brother might be the least offensive.”Howitzer Balding, political commentator: “Kind of interesting that CNN announces they are going to be cutting costs and then all of a sudden all this stuff comes out even the basics of him helping his brother were already known. He was and is scum but just saying.”Drew Holden, media critic: “Definitely well-deserved, but I hadn’t expected it. Thought this would be the latest storm Cuomo would survive.”Meghan McCain, blogger: “What did he do that’s worse than masturbating on a zoom call?”Stephen L. Miller, political commentator: “Reminder that it was easier to get Andrew Cuomo out of being the Governor of New York than it was to get Chris Cuomo out of CNN.”The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

Reporter Presses Psaki Over Biden Illness: ‘Possible To Test Negative’ Before ‘Positive Test’

During Friday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was repeatedly asked about President Joe Biden’s recent apparent cold.First, a reporter asked Psaki about Biden’s COVID testing regimen: “I know Dr. O’Connor said that he was tested three times this week, but is there a change in protocol where he is going to be tested daily?”Psaki replied, saying that the White House “just put out some details” from Biden’s doctor regarding “how many times he’s been tested,” adding that the president is not being tested daily.A second reporter followed up, claiming that Biden “did say he was tested every day for COVID,” and asking, “so did he just misspeak there?” Psaki again pointed to the “transparent note” released by the White House.Finally, Fox News’ Peter Doocy questioned Psaki on the etiquette relating to going to work with symptomatic illness, as well as COVID tests potentially producing false negatives.“One more topic, to follow up on some of the questions from earlier. The president was hoarse and coughing today. A lot of people in the workforce are encouraged not to go to work if they are exhibiting those symptoms, even if they are fully-vaccinated,” Doocy stated. “So, are the rules different for the president?”Psaki replied:The president, again, was tested, as we put out in some — in a transparent piece of information from his doctor, where he received a response quickly from that test, enable him — enabling him to proceed. People also had — he had a cold, which is what you know from the information put out by the doctor.“But as you know from your own experience, it is possible to test negative several times before there’s a positive test,” Doocy pressed. “So is there any concern about having him at work while he’s got these symptoms, even if he is showing negative tests?”“I can assure you that the president follows every protocol,” Psaki responded. “He wants to keep everyone safe in the White House. And that’s why, obviously, he — we consult with the doctor and we put out that information to make it available to all of you.”[embedded content]Earlier in the day, during a press briefing on the November jobs report, President Biden was asked about his voice sounding horse.“First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds a little different,” a reporter said. “Are you okay?”Biden replied:I’m okay. I have a test every day to see — a COVID test. I — they check me for all the strains. What I have is a one-and-a-half-year-old grandson who had a cold, who likes to kiss his Pop. And he’d been kissing my — anyway, so — but it’s just a cold.White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor released a statement regarding Biden’s cold, which reads in part: “Investigation has included a comprehensive respiratory panel which includes 19 common respiratory pathogens, to include COVID-19, other coronaviruses, influenza, streptococcus, to name a few. … All of these tests were negative. Including the above, he has been tested for COVID-19 three times this week.”The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

CNN’s Stelter Dunks On Fired Chris Cuomo: Caused ‘So Many Headaches,’ CNN Staffers Were ‘Very Unhappy’

CNN’s Brian Stelter dunked on fired network host Chris Cuomo on Saturday while breaking the news to CNN’s television audience live on the air.Stelter said that Cuomo “violated journalistic ethics and norms not once or twice, but many times,” adding that Cuomo “had been suspended not just, you know, for a week, not in the kind of way that’s a fake suspension to take pressure off CNN, this was a real suspension.”When talking about the “additional information” that the network learned about Cuomo during the course of their investigation, Stelter said he did not know if CNN would ever reveal what that information was.“I think this may be a situation, Jim, just drawing on my years as a media reporter, I think this may be a situation where it was death by a 1,000 cuts, where there were just so many headaches, time and time again, involving Chris Cuomo, that even though many viewers loved watching ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ and looked forward to his show, that he was causing so many headaches for the network and for CNN staffers, that ultimately this decision was reached,” Stelter said. “That’s just drawing on my background, you know, covering other stories like this. I do think, you know, this is a moment where journalistic ethics are at play. And I know there were many CNN staffers very unhappy with the situation, very frustrated by Chris Cuomo.”WATCH:This was the moment that CNN broke news to its 19 viewers that the network fired its only star, host Chris Cuomo. pic.twitter.com/5vsdssiLIu— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) December 5, 2021TRANSCRIPT:JIM ACOSTA: We have breaking news to report to you right now about CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. Earlier this week, Cuomo was suspended from CNN after documents revealed he had been involved more than previously known in shaping his brother’s, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, defense. Cuomo, Chris Cuomo we should point out, has now been terminated here at CNN. That’s the latest breaking news about what’s happening here at CNN. I want to get to CNN’s Brian Stelter. Brian, obviously this is huge news, not only inside CNN but for this industry. What can you tell us?BRIAN STELTER: Yes, Chris Cuomo, one of the most popular anchors at CNN, one of the best known names in television news, violated journalistic ethics and norms not once or twice, but many times. And that’s ultimately, what is the result of today’s news, Jim. As you mentioned, Cuomo just terminated by CNN this afternoon. And here’s the statement from management explaining the decision, saying, “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week, pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.” So this is a big surprise for a lot of people. Jim, I didn’t expect to be on with you this evening, talking about this breaking news. But we did know that Cuomo had been suspended not just, you know, for a week, not in the kind of way that’s a fake suspension to take pressure off CNN, this was a real suspension. He was put on the bench indefinitely while management conducted a review. What we didn’t know until tonight, Jim, is that an outside law firm also came in, and that the law firm went through the thousands of pages of text messages and sworn testimony that was released back on Monday. So there was clearly something in those documents that was found to be a serious breach of standards and practices. Of course, it was known months ago that Chris Cuomo was helping his brother, talking to his brother, while his brother was trying to hold on to the governorship and defending himself amid sexual harassment allegations. What we learned this week in those text messages, and in that sworn testimony, was that he basically was acting like a staffer. He was like an unpaid staffer for the governor. And he was doing that at the same time he was working for CNN. Now, there is one part of the statement, Jim, that we don’t know anything about. Now, just to be completely transparent with the audience. It says there’s additional information that also came to light sometime this week. We don’t know what that is. I’ve asked, there’s no answers coming on what that could be. What we do know is that Cuomo was terminated earlier today. We know in the past — I have reached out to Chris, asked him for comments, and have not heard back yet. We know in the past, he has said he always put family first. And he said he was sorry to put his CNN colleagues in a difficult situation. Now that difficult situation will not exist, because Chris Cuomo has been terminated.ACOSTA: And Brian, do we know when this new information might be brought out to the public, and we’ll have a sense as to what this additional information was?STELTER: I don’t know, actually, if it ever will, I think that’s very much unclear. You know, certainly in the years I’ve spent covering media, we know that companies try to keep these things as private as possible. But this is playing out in a very public stage because of Chris Cuomo’s prominence, and because of his relationship with his brother. I think this may be a situation Jim, just drawing on my years as a media reporter, I think this may be a situation where it was death by a 1,000 cuts, where there were just so many headaches, time and time again, involving Chris Cuomo, that even though many viewers loved watching “Cuomo Prime Time” and looked forward to his show, that he was causing so many headaches for the network and for CNN staffers, that ultimately this decision was reached. That’s just drawing on my background, you know, covering other stories like this. I do think, you know, this is a moment where journalistic ethics are at play. And I know there were many CNN staffers very unhappy with the situation, very frustrated by Chris Cuomo. At the same time, Jim, I was hearing from some fans of Chris, some viewers who said, we understood he was looking out for his family. This was always a very complicated situation. But I think the text messages and the documents this week, showing that he was very deeply involved, very cozy with the governor’s office, very improperly working with the aides, that was ultimately why this decision was announced tonight.The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

Many Key Pharmaceuticals Could Be Threatened By Supply Chain Backlogs, Warns FDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that supply chain bottlenecks are threatening the availability of over 100 pharmaceutical products.According to its website, the agency has “asked manufacturers to evaluate their entire supply chain, including active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished dose forms, and any components that may be impacted in any area of the supply chain due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”Fox Business reported that among the 111 items on backorder are “heart medications, antibiotics, and cancer drugs.”For the past several months, international supply chains have been disrupted by renewed lockdowns in Asian economies and labor shortages in the United States — preventing consumer goods from reaching American shelves. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, American companies have grown increasingly reliant upon pharmaceutical imports from China and India. As of March 2020, 80% of active pharmaceutical ingredients and 90% of generic medicines come from the two nations.Beyond pharmaceuticals, the supply chain and labor shortage crises are affecting the defense industry.“When I think about the challenges that we all might face going into next year, the labor shortages that we’re seeing are suddenly one that’s top of mind,” said Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden during a CNBC interview. “We have seen an increase in demand for the kinds of skills that we need to support our work at the same time that we’ve seen labor participation rates go down.”Dozens of industry groups recently warned that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate will worsen the supply chain crisis by barring some truck drivers from the job market.“We estimate companies covered by the mandate could lose 37% of drivers at a time when the nation is already short 80,000 truck drivers,” they explained. “We ask for flexibility for transportation and supply chain essential workers, particularly truck drivers who spend most of their time in their trucks and have minimal contact with colleagues and customers.”Nevertheless, President Biden told Americans that the supply chain crisis is not as significant as they might think.“If you’ve watched the news recently, you might think the shelves in all our stores are empty across the country, that parents won’t be able to get presents for their children on holidays — this holiday season. But here’s the deal: For the vast majority of the country, that’s not what’s happening,” Biden claimed. “Because of the actions the administration has taken in partnership with business and labor, retailers and grocery stores, freight movers and railroads, those shelves are going to be stocked.”“Now, I can’t promise that every person will get every gift they want on time. Only Santa Claus can keep that promise. But there are items every year that sell out, that are hard to find,” Biden said. “Some of you moms and dads may remember Cabbage Patch Kids back in the ‘80s or Beanie Babies in the ‘90s, or other toys that have run out at Christmas time in past years when there was no supply chain problem.”The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

FEC Data Show Twitter Employees Made 99% Of Online Political Donations To Democrats: Report

Twitter employees donated to Democrats online by a nearly-unanimous margin in 2021, according to new data from the Federal Elections Commission.The data, reported by the New York Post, showed that fully 99% of the online political donations made by Twitter employees this year went to Democrats. Employees of the social media giant made 561 contributions, totaling $14,848.98, through the Democrat Party’s fundraising apparatus, ActBlue. Just eight donations were made through the Republican Party’s fundraising counterpart, WinRed.Ned Segal, Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer, donated $5,800, the legal maximum donation an individual can give, to Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Conor Lamb. Seksom Suriyapa also donated the legal maximum to Democrat California Representative Ro Khanna. Evan Stern, one of the company’s in-house attorneys, donated $2,900 to Democratic Arizona Senator Mark Kelly and Democratic Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, both of whom are running for re-election to a full term in the U.S. Senate in the 2022 midterms. Stern also gave $2,900 to Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who is running to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey in 2022.“The one percent shocks. They have somebody who actually gave to the GOP. I’m stunned,” the Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor joked.The largest donation of that one percent — just $250 — was given by former Twitter Vice President of Finance Rich Sullivan to Adam Kinzinger, the Republican congressman from Illinois who was one of 10 Republican Congresspeople to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in January, and currently serves on the Committee investigating the events of January 6.Kinzinger announced on October 30 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2022.Gainor also pointed out that Twitter employees’ contributions to the Democrat Party go beyond financial. “Their day to day actions also contribute to that political party,” he said. “There was a time when you could give to one political party and still be fairhanded, but that time is long past.”Twitter infamously censored a story broken by the New York Post in October of 2020, which revealed information from Hunter Biden’s personal laptop about how the son of President Joe Biden allegedly introduced his father to a Ukranian businessman, as well as a number of compromising pictures of the younger Biden. The Federal Elections Commission recently dismissed a complaint filed by the Republican National Committee alleging that Twitter’s suppression of the story was an “illegal in-kind contribution” to President Joe Biden’s campaign. The Daily Wire reported:[T]he FEC dismissed the complaint, saying Twitter had “credibly explained” why it blocked the Post link, even though the social media outlet eventually reversed its decision and CEO Jack Dorsey called that decision a “mistake.”…The FEC also dismissed complaints that Twitter censored conservatives on its platform:The FEC also rejected allegations that Twitter also violates election laws by limiting the reach of conservative users without explanation and “shadow banning” them. The FEC also disagreed that the social media violated election laws by treating conservatives differently than liberals, such as suppressing anti-Biden content and labeling Trump’s tweets as misinformation but not doing the same for Democrats. The FEC insisted those claims were “vague, speculative and unsupported by the available information.”News of the employees’ contributions comes as controversy arises over new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who posted several tweets in the past expressing biased sentiments against conservatives and white people, and said in an interview that Twitter is not supposed to be “bound by the First Amendment.”The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

CNN Under Fire For Not Revealing The ‘Additional Information’ Discovered During Chris Cuomo Probe

CNN came under fire Saturday afternoon for not disclosing what the network said was “additional information” about star host Chris Cuomo during the course of its investigation into Cuomo amid controversy regarding the help that he provided to his brother, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), during the course of a sexual misconduct scandal that ultimately led to his downfall.In a statement announcing Cuomo’s termination, the network said that it had encountered new information that led to its decision:Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.Buried at the very bottom of CNN’s report on Cuomo’s firing, 20 paragraphs down, CNN reported:The CNN statement on Saturday also referred to “additional information [that] has come to light” during the review of the document dump. A CNN spokesperson declined to share any further detail about the information.The withholding of details about the “additional information” led to widespread backlash online, including some of the following responses:Mike Cernovich, political commentator: “What additional information? You’re supposedly a media outlet. Break the story. Tell the truth. … Make it public. That’s journalism.”Caleb Hull, political strategist: “What’s the ‘additional information’ and why aren’t you releasing it?”Philip Lewis, HuffPost: “That ‘additional information’ must be wild.”Josh Jordan, political commentator: “CNN casually dropping ‘additional information has come to light’ on the Chris Cuomo firing is the most newsworthy part of the release… Release the ‘additional information’ CNN cut!”This is a developing news story; refresh the page for updates.The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

PARKER: Abortion Is About Our Core National Values

The Supreme Court will hear this week Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.At issue is the law in Mississippi that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.A decision finding the Mississippi law constitutional will fundamentally change the abortion regime in our country, defined by Roe v. Wade since 1973.Roe said the mother has a right to abort her child as long as that unborn child cannot survive — is viable — outside the womb. Generally accepted is 22-24 weeks as the time when viability occurs.Mississippi’s abortion law says that the defining issue should not be viability but when the child first feels pain. Their claim is that this occurs at 15 weeks.Surveys show the nation evenly split in attitudes toward abortion.Per the most recent poll from Gallup, 47% say abortion is morally acceptable and 46% say it is morally wrong.Forty-nine percent self-identify as “pro-choice” and 47% as “pro-life.”However, if we break down the averages into components, we see a deeply polarized nation.Sixty-four percent of Democrats say abortion is morally acceptable, and 70% self-identify as pro-choice.Only 26% of Republicans say abortion is morally acceptable, and 74% self-identify as “pro-life.”Abortion is really a bellwether issue that shows the profound split in the nation regarding worldview.Are we a nation of moral absolutes, that sees our culture grounded in traditional, biblically sourced standards of good and evil, right and wrong? Or are we a nation defined by secular humanism and moral relativism, where the center of the world is not God but man?We have moved dramatically in the latter direction over the last half-century, and the results are out there to evaluate.Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the percentage of American adults who have never been married has quadrupled, as has the percentage of babies born to unwed mothers.We are moving to becoming a childless nation.In a recent Pew Research survey, 44% of nonparents, ages 18-49, say it is unlikely that they will have children. Among parents ages 18-49, 74% say it is unlikely they will have more children.U.S. fertility rates have dropped every year for the last six years and now are at a historic low of 1.64, well below the 2.1 necessary to keep the population at a steady state.Are women “empowered” by being free of responsibility for bringing into the world the child in their womb?Per blogger Mark Perry, for the last 12 years, women have earned the majority of doctoral degrees in the country. In 2020, 53.1% of doctoral degrees awarded went to women. Of master’s degrees awarded, more than 60% went to women.Is using abortion as birth control necessary for women to achieve?There is a certain irony among liberals, whom we can credit for today’s politically correct, woke culture.We don’t want dehumanizing racial stereotypes, but the same people obsessed with racial categories are not at all bothered by a culture in which men and women use each other as sexual objects and women can be free to destroy a child that might result from a sexual encounter if its birth could lead to responsibilities that might disturb her career.To get back to the Dobbs decision and Roe v. Wade and the issue of viability.In my view, these games with language really point to the victory thus far of secular humanism.The true issue is if life is sacred. If the answer is yes, it is sacred in and out of the womb.If we conclude it is not, we are on the road to becoming a nation without children, where the only love is self-love and, I am sorry to say, without a future.I say no thanks to this and hope the Supreme Court will make the right decision and allow Mississippians to protect sacred life.The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.” To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

BREAKING: Chris Cuomo Releases Statement Responding To CNN Firing Him

CNN host Chris Cuomo responded to the news on Saturday evening that the network fired him by saying that he was disappointed by the decision and suggesting that he had already disclosed the information regarding what he did to help his brother, then-New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate the public relations battle over sexual misconduct allegations.“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Chris Cuomo said. “So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”This is a breaking news story; refresh the page for updates.The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

BREAKING: CNN Terminates Chris Cuomo ‘Effective Immediately’ Over Scandal

CNN announced on Saturday afternoon that they fired star host Chris Cuomo in response to new information coming out about his alleged involvement in helping his brother, then-New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate a public relations crisis involving sexual misconduct allegations.“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,” CNN said in a statement. “We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.”“While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” the network added. “Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”Cuomo was suspended on Tuesday after documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James showed that he was more involved in helping his brother than he previously disclosed.At the time of his suspension, the network said:The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense. The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second. However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.CNN president Jeff Zucker told employees about the termination in memo, saying that “it goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complex factors involved.”Chris Cuomo weighed in on the allegations made against his brother during an interview this week on SiriusXM, saying, “The game has rules.”“And one of the general principles is you can fight against the other party, and you can fight against the media, but only if you have your party,” Chris Cuomo said. “Andrew had his party enforcing a rule against him that if you have accusations, you have problems, and you don’t really get to really vet the accusations, and you don’t get to go against your accusers.”Mediaite reported that Chris Cuomo said that his brother’s resignation was forced in-part because “he had the Republicans hating him” and because “the media never really liked him.”“So that is too much,” Cuomo said. “And that is why he had to resign. I did not want him to resign in the beginning, because I believed him. … But eventually, when there wasn’t going to be due process, and his party was against him, and obviously the Republicans weren’t going to help him, then he had no choice because he couldn’t do the work of the state anymore.”Cuomo responded to the network suspending him earlier in the week by saying that it “hurts to even say it” and that it was “embarrassing.”This report has been updated to include additional information. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.