The disgraced former host for CNN, Chris Cuomo, has stepped up to slam the Democrats’ House select committee that is currently investigating the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol by suggesting that it was just a plain and simple “gotcha game.”
“I think around the planning and the practical aspects of what happened on January 6th, I don’t see that there’s criminality there, at least in what’s been offered,” stated Cuomo while speaking on his new podcast “The Chris Cuomo Project.”
“My question is, are we really learning enough about what matters or is this starting to play like a gotcha game? Like the impeachment,” he went on. “Again, not that the issues that were involved in impeachment don’t matter, but you knew you were never gonna have the outcome. The argument was ‘Well, but this is what we have to do. This is our job.’ I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know that that kind of fermenting of tension, that kind of protracted process, when you know you weren’t gonna remove the president, was that really in America’s interest, certainly debatable, certainly debatable.”
Cuomo seemed to imply that the entire investigation effort could end up exactly like the investigation into alleged Russian collusion, which turned out to be entirely useless for Democrats.
“The outcome was never going to be what was desired,” he stated. “There’s no question, as with the Mueller probe, Trump and his cronies were doing bad things. Things they know they should not have been doing. And arguably that makes them lousy leaders.”
“But getting Trump for treason, why even go there? They go there because it fuels the fringe aspects of the party,” he went on. “Collusion with Russian operatives. Yes. Collusion is behavior. It’s not a crime. The crime is conspiracy and it’s a distinction with a difference and they were nowhere near it. And it wasn’t ever gonna be prosecuted.”
This new podcast from Cuomo takes place at the same time as his being given a role in a primetime TV show hitting this fall on NewsNation, which seeks to be entirely politically neutral.
As part of an interview late last week alongside Bill Maher while on a segment of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Cuomo issued blame on cable news watchers for the current horrid state of cable news.
“You can’t expect the men and women in the media to not play a game that everybody else is playing,” stated Cuomo. “You are watching because the game, you are allowing yourself to be put on teams or in tribes or any way you want to designate it,” Cuomo added. “But they’re supposed to somehow break away from that when it’s what you want? When it’s what resonates with you? No.”