‘Fredo Is Gone’: Trump Celebrates Chris Cuomo’s Suspension from CNN

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Shortly after hearing the news that CNN suspended Chris Cuomo “indefinitely” for allegedly aiding his brother’s efforts to discredit his #MeToo accusers, former President Trump declared, “Fredo is gone!”

“Great news for television viewers, they have just suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely!” the former president triumphantly said. “The big question is, was it because of his horrendous ratings, which in all fairness have permeated CNN and MSDNC, or was it because his brother is no longer Governor? Probably both. In any event, Fredo is gone!”

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In a statement on Tuesday, a CNN spokesperson said that recently released text messages alleging that Chris Cuomo used his media sources to discredit his brother Andrew’s accusers raised “serious concerns” about his ethical conduct.

“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 spokesperson said. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”

The spokesperson emphasized that Chris Cuomo’s alleged conduct went beyond his initial explanation of helping his brother in a difficult situation:

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.

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