New York Dems are in the midst of a power struggle with Cuomo’s allies. And his brother is an obvious target. The former governor was an expert at using the media to go after his political rivals and enemies. The last thing the Dems are going to accept is having his brother in a powerful position at a major national news network.
The Dems are a mafia and they’re following the standard rule that if you run over a man, you better take out his whole family too.
And Chris Cuomo is a very ripe target.
CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office.
That’s the office of the woman plotting to replace Cuomo because the move to topple Cuomo is almost as sleazy as the man himself.
Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.
“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew Cuomo attempted to kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa: “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”
Chris Cuomo told investigators that he engaged with what he described as “sources” regarding the various allegations against his brother that were described in at least one news article, according to the records. He also said he talked to his sources about yet-to-be-published stories from media outlets.
“I would – when asked, I would reach out to sources, other journalists, to see if they had heard of anybody else coming out,” Cuomo told investigators.
Also in March, DeRosa texted Chris Cuomo: “Rumor going around from politico 1-2 more ppl coming out tomorrow. Can u check your sources?” The CNN primetime host responded: “On it.” He subsequently texted her: “No one has heard that yet.”
Is CNN going to shed Chris Cuomo after this? Without his brother, he’s a much less valuable and much more damaged property. But CNN’s ratings are terrible and he’s one of the few recognizable figures on the leftist screaming head channel. But a number of high-profile Cuomo allies who helped him try to stay in office have already been forced out, including HRC LGBT lobby boss Alphonso David.
Does Chris Cuomo survive this? Even cockroaches have a boiling point.