Exclusive — Sean Spicer on Fredo Suspension: What Chris Cuomo ‘Did More than Anything Is Lie to His Viewers’

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: SiriusXM's Chris Cuomo hosts a bipartisan conversation with former Governors Christine Todd Whitman and Jennifer Granholm at the SiriusXM Studios on June 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Sean Spicer, the host of Newsmax’s Spicer & Co., former White House press secretary, and author of Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America, told Breitbart News Daily podcast host Alex Marlow on Wednesday that CNN’s Chris Cuomo lied to his audience when he denied advising his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), about news media strategies to combat allegations of sexual misconduct.

“What [Chris Cuomo] did more than anything is lie to us, to his viewers,” Spicer told Marlow. “I think CNN did the same, saying that there was nothing to see here, saying he wasn’t advising [Andrew Cuomo]. That’s clearly a lie.”

CNN suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely after a release of his text messages revealed his use of media sources to acquire information about women accusing his brother of sexual harassment.

Spicer remarked, “What I have is a problem with the fact that [CNN] lied about it. [Chris Cuomo] went on air, said, ‘It wasn’t like I was an adviser to my brother,’ and he was. The text messages show it. He then lied: ‘Well, I’m not covering him.’ We know that was a lie.”

“CNN said that they were satisfied with his answers,” he continued. “This is supposed to be an organization that prides itself on its investigative news reporting and couldn’t either find the facts or didn’t want to.”

CNN markets itself as a politically objective and nonpartisan news media outlet. It previously branded itself “The Most Trusted Name in News.”

People walk outside CNN Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. CNN is now screening all people who enter after a suspicious package was delivered to CNN in New York. NYPD's chief of counterterrorism says the explosive device sent to CNN's headquarters in New York appeared to be sent by the same person who mailed pipe bombs to George Soros, Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Ron Harris)

People walk outside the CNN Center in Atlanta (AP Photo/Ron Harris).

Spicer concluded, “The big problem that I have with all that is the sanctimonious attitude of CNN, where they’re better than everybody. They admonish everybody for lying and not being straight, and yet this comes out.”

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