Chris Cuomo, a former CNN host, appears to be making an effort to prove himself as a fair, unbiased journalist. With NewsNation, he recently accepted a new primetime position. And he’s already started to distance himself from the hard-core leftist position he held at CNN, which was heavily criticized.
In the opening monologue of Chris Cuomo’s podcast “The Chris Cuomo Project” on Thursday, Cuomo expressed his disapproval of the committee’s efforts up to that point.
Chris Cuomo lambasted the Democratic House January 6th committee for their work investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol and questioned if the whole event will turn out like the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
“January 6th was a dangerous event. People were hurt, it could have been so much worse. And it seems to be the result of planning and bad purpose. There were people close to Trump and in other states, pushing fraudulent electors, reportedly. As an extension of this, not wanting to accept the outcome of the election. We have to respect the rules or the rules are meaningless,” The American television journalist said.
“Now, absolutely it is in your interest for what happened and by whom to be rooted out and remedied, there could be crimes, especially on this Fugazi elector front that we’re just learning about now,” Cuomo added.
Cuomo said he thought there might be “no criminality” when it comes to some aspects of that day and questioned whether the committee was simply chasing its own tail.
“Less so, 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. My question is, are we really learning enough about what matters or is this starting to play like a gotcha game? Like the impeachment,” Cuomo said.
“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 continued.
Even more so than the Russian connection probe, which he called “not a crime,” he expressed concern that the January 6th investigation might descend into yet another rabbit hole.
Cuomo said, “The outcome was never going to be what was desired. 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. 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.”