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Chris Cuomo Calls Susan Rice Report a “Fake Scandal”

New Day host Chris Cuomo called a report that would embarrass the Obama administration a “fake scandal” Tuesday. Eli Lake of Bloomberg reported that President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice sought to “unmask” names of Trump transition officials in intelligence documents for political purposes. “President Trump [and] right-wing media types [are] peddling a fake […]

By NTK Staff | 04.04.2017 @10:49am

New Day host Chris Cuomo called a report that would embarrass the Obama administration a “fake scandal” Tuesday.

Eli Lake of Bloomberg reported that President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice sought to “unmask” names of Trump transition officials in intelligence documents for political purposes.

“President Trump [and] right-wing media types [are] peddling a fake scandal,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo’s basis for concluding that this was a fake scandal? “An associate of Rice says it’s just plain false,” Cuomo said, as if that put the issue to rest. Not every outlet agreed with Cuomo’s assessment:

Cuomo never thought to question whether an ally of Rice, the person at the center of the scandal, would lie to protect his or her friend. Conversely, Cuomo quickly pulled the trigger on accusing “right-wing media” of reporting so-called fake news.

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