CNN host Chris Cuomo thinks testifying on his show is “better” than testifying under oath.
The comments from Cuomo came as he was responding to the recent development surrounding General Mark Milley, who reportedly committed treason when he notified the Chinese military that he would warn them of an incoming attack from the United States.
Earlier this week Bob Woodward revealed in his upcoming book “Peril,” that Milley committed treason. The book explains that Milley told China in a secret phone conversation that he would notify them and give them advanced warning if the United States was going to attack.
Check out what the Washington Post reported:
One call took place on Oct 30, 2020, four days before the election that unseated President Trump, and the other on Jan. 8, 2021, two days after the Capitol siege carried out by his supporters in a quest to cancel the vote.
The first call was prompted by Milley’s review of intelligence suggesting the Chinese believed the United States was preparing to attack.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley told him. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”
In the book’s account, Milley went so far as to pledge he would alert his counterpart in the event of a US attack, stressing the rapport they’d established through a backchannel. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
Republicans are enraged at the development surrounding Milley and want him to testify under oath. CNN’s Cuomo, however, thinks the better solution would be to have Milley talk on his show.
“I still think Milley has to testify in the open — no national security veil, no closed meeting, open meeting,” Cuomo said. “Why? Because then we’re going to have to hear interpretation from politicians.”
“We know he’s scheduled to speak in two weeks,” said Cuomo.
“Even better, he should come here,” Cuomo said of his low ratings show.
“I’ll give him the full hour to explain,” he said. “And there won’t be competing agendas going on. We can get after the truth, without that toxic, two-side play going on.”
The Daily Wire reports:
Cuomo is certainly unlikely to present a “competing” agenda to the general’s preferred narrative. Just minutes earlier, Cuomo hailed Milley as “the man who protected the democracy” from its elected president.
Cuomo further complained that “part of [Milley’s Senate testimony] is going to be closed” to the public, due to the sensitive nature of the classified material under discussion. He believes everything should be open.
Of course, Cuomo received “confidential and often privileged information” about the women who publicly accused his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), of sexually harassing them during his three terms in office, according to an extensive report from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The host went on to say that those who believe the American people empowered the president to serve as their commander-in-chief are being disingenuous.
“You need to beware of the people calling for Milley’s head,” he said. “They’re distracting from the real headline from this book,” namely its alleged “confirmation of how out of control President Trump was.”
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