Reports: Prosecutors have tape of Trump discussing holding onto classified doc after leaving office
There are media reports that Justice Department prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of former President Donald Trump from after he left office in which he talks about holding onto a classified document related to a potential attack on Iran.
CNN's Amanpour criticizes network's decision to hold Trump town hall
Christiane Amanpour, the veteran international correspondent who has been at CNN for 40 years, became the network's first journalist to publicly criticize the decision to host Donald Trump for a town hall in New Hampshire last week.
CNN faces backlash over chaotic Trump town hall event
CNN is facing a backlash over its town hall featuring former President Donald Trump, an event that swiftly turned chaotic in a stark display of the tightrope facing journalists covering a leading 2024 Republican candidate who refuses to play by the rules.
Takeaways from town hall: Trump says sexual assault case was 'fake,' calls Jan. 6 'a beautiful day'
Donald Trump’s primetime appearance in a live CNN town hall Wednesday had the former president and 2024 presidential candidate digging in on his false claims as he faced tough questions after largely sticking to friendly conservative media outlets.
Cohen says DA took phones for renewed Trump hush-money probe
Donald Trump’s long-estranged former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, says Manhattan prosecutors recently took his cellphones to preserve evidence related to a hush-money payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in the waning weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Judge again denies Bannon bid to delay his trial next week
A federal judge says the criminal contempt trial of Steve Bannon can start as scheduled next week and that the extensive media coverage of the onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump shouldn't be a barrier to selecting an unbiased jury to hear the case.
Ample opportunities for viewers to follow Chauvin trial
In this image from Minneapolis city surveillance video, Minneapolis police are seen attempting to take George Floyd into custody May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s name is more widely known than Chauvin's, but calling it the “Floyd trial” would wrongly imply that the victim was the one on trial. Most called it the Chauvin trial. CourtTV called it “The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial.” ABC said it was the “Derek Chauvin Trial, 10 Months After George Floyd’s Death.”For some of the specialty networks, the trial offers a rare opportunity to increase viewership, both on the air and online. CBS' website will carry its own coverage, along with that of the network's Minneapolis affiliate, he said.
Reports say CNN's Chris Cuomo got special COVID-19 testing
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. Andrew Cuomo. According to published reports, Cuomo family members, including Chris, got special treatment a year ago when it came to COVID testing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Having a brother for governor is no longer the benefit it once seemed for CNN's Chris Cuomo. For Chris Cuomo, the revelation is “grotesque and damaging to CNN's brand,” journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote on Thursday.
Pandemic Golden Globes ratings plunge 64% to 6.9M viewers
Last year's show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. AdFox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers last week.
CNN's Chris Cuomo says he 'obviously' can't cover brother
CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he obviously could not cover the charges against his older brother, New York Gov. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK – CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. “Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo said on Monday. Chris Cuomo had caught COVID-19 and was doing shows from his basement, quarantined from his family. “An apology would have been a good start.”As Chris Cuomo said, CNN has covered the story elsewhere on the network.
Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes defamation suit against CNN
A defamation lawsuit Rep. Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday, Feb. 19. Scott Applewhite, File)NEW YORK – A defamation lawsuit U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday. The Nunes lawsuit said Parnas was telling lies to try to get immunity. In court papers, CNN lawyers said Nunes and his staff had declined to comment prior to publication on whether Nunes had met with a Ukrainian prosecutor. "In his rush to sue, however, Rep. Nunes overlooked the need first to request a retraction."
The lighter days of CNN's Cuomo Brothers show are long gone
For CNN, last spring's prime-time banter between Chris Cuomo and his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, looks worse in hindsight as the governor's administration is questioned about its role in failing to disclose the true number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. The last time the governor appeared on his brother's show, in June, Chris Cuomo asked him: “Nursing homes. Both anchors said they had asked Andrew Cuomo to appear on their show and been turned down — dozens of times, in Tapper's case. “You had your brother on for the Cuomo Brothers Comedy Hour.”“Yes, I did,” Chris Cuomo replied.
CNN shifting daytime, weekend schedule after Baldwin exit
FILE - CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin attends the premiere of "Molly's Game" on Dec. 13, 2017, in New York. CNN says it is shifting its daytime and weekend schedules after afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin announced she was leaving in April. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – CNN is shuffling its daytime and weekend lineups following the announcement by anchor Brooke Baldwin that she will be leaving the network after 13 years in April. Boris Sanchez is also moving from the White House to a weekend anchor role, co-hosting the morning show with Christi Paul. The schedule changes will take effect in April, CNN said on Wednesday.
Texans factor heavily in Democrats’ impeachment case against Donald Trump
WASHINGTON — In the country’s fourth presidential impeachment trial, Texans were involved in nearly every angle this week as House Democrats pressed their prosecutorial case that President Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. And, surprisingly, Texans back home surfaced in video footage to unintentionally help House Democrats make their case. House Democrats are unlikely to see 67 senators side with them, but at the very least, Texas' senior senator offered them some praise. A former justice on the Texas Supreme Court and state attorney general, Cornyn said the House Democrats presented a strong case. In a recent Fox News op-ed, he vouched for the consitutionality of a post-presidential impeachment trial.
Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent gets COVID-19
WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Monday for the coronavirus. The agent had been “in close contact” with Buttigieg, including Monday morning prior to the agent’s positive result, the Transportation Department said in a statement. Following contact tracing protocols, the department said it determined that one other person in the security detail had also been in “close contact” with the agent and will also quarantine for 14 days. Ad“We will continue to prioritize safety as the foundation of everything we do,” Buttigieg told department employees in an email message last week. “We know it’s the appropriate measure for international travel, people traveling into the U.S.,” partly because of the threat of virus variants from other countries, Buttigieg told CNN.
Dustin Diamond, known for playing Screech on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ dies at 44
Original “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has died at age 44, Entertainment Tonight and CNN report. BREAKING: Dustin Diamond has died at age 44. https://t.co/BWYN3PjGJk — Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 1, 2021“We are saddened to confirm of Dustin Diamond’s passing on Monday, February 1st, 2021 due to carcinoma,” the statement shared with Entertainment Tonight reads. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida. Ad“Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” both of which Diamond starred in. Diamond has been sued several times for delinquent taxes and in foreclosure proceedings for missing mortgage payments.
Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers
All rights reservedNEW YORK – The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. Reagan's festivities in 1981 drew 41.8 million viewers, and Obama's 2009 inaugural reached 37.8 million, Nielsen said. CNN was the most popular network for inaugural viewers, Nielsen said. ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.7 million, NBC had 2.5 million, Univision had 1.2 million, while Ion Television and Telemundo each averaged 1.1 million viewers. MSNBC had 2.67 million, Fox News Channel had 2.56 million, TNT had 1.19 million and HGTV had 1.1 million.