Tonight on Tucker Carlson, he released new audio of CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo talking to none other than Trump disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen on secret tapings of the two.
In the tape, Cuomo starts by saying how careful he is about talking to the media. As you dig into the audio, you quickly know why…
Cuomo: I’m always careful when I talk to media, you know…
Cuomo: Do you know how many f***ing phone calls I have gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about things about things they heard about me to try to get stories about me when I was at ABC? Guys calling and saying ‘I heard he was the Charlie Rose of ABC, that he used to invite women to his hotel room at open his, uh, bathrobe..
Cuomo: Do I look the the kinda guy who’s gotta do that?
Cohen: Sure, Why not?
Even Cohen thinks he’s the type of guy to do it. Ouch.
Cuomo gets more specific about the accusations he has faced in the past and what other reporters are trying to dig up about him:
Cuomo: (presumably quoting one of the alleged reporters) I already have a good source who says he forced one woman to have sex, just wanted to see if you heard anything like that. (shouting) There is no woman! There is none of this!
Cohen: Here’s the problem..
Cuomo: Women who do work there say ‘Oh yeah, you know, some of these men…’ and naming me with other guys, ‘you know we bumped into each other once in the elevator and he put his hand on my shoulder and made me really uncomfortable.’ I mean what the f***?
What Cuomo says next is something we already know but sounds shocking coming from the hypocrisy of the politically adjacent CNN talking head…
Cuomo: I am careful with the media always, I have always told you the media is not your friend.” (Emphasis Added)
Among the things to file under “duh”, Cuomo definitely has some explaining to do, especially in the media’s attempt to dunk on Trump over the reported comments of Trump’s sister. She later said she never said those things and her niece doctored the tapes. I wonder if Fredo is going to try the same defense.