On Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday, host Tucker Carlson released the second part of a series of leaked 2018 audio conversations between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and former President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.
You can hear how the CNN anchor offers Cohen advice on what to say in the interview.
In the leaked audio, you can hear Chris Cuomo, the news anchor, and Jeff Zucker, the network president, talking to their friend, attorney Michael Cohen, openly and carelessly.
As mentioned by Breitbart, Tucker Carlson expressed in his program: “Cuomo and Zucker are not at all what they seem to be. In public, they both seek to behave in a politically correct and formal manner, they have even lectured on decorum, racism, and white privilege, but in private, they are definitely not like that.”
He continued, “Zucker and Cuomo and every topic they cover for CNN has been chosen for its political effect. Every word its anchor speak has been curated to manipulate you. Nothing winds up on CNN by accident. The whole thing is a scripted drama written for the benefit of the Democratic Party. That’s not an overstatement. Tonight, we have proof.”
In the audio, you can hear an embarrassing dialogue between Cuomo and attorney Cohen in which the journalist “trains” Cohen on how to respond in interviews.
He tells him that he should threaten the person asking the question when he doesn’t have a good answer, for example, with a libel suit.
Cuomo coaches Cohen on what to say when Cuomo asks him a question on Cuomo’s show.
Cuomo said, “I think the way this conversation goes is almost exactly the way we’re having it right now. Which is, where I say, ‘This looks shady,’ and you say, ‘It looks shady to you because you’re coming in with a specific intention.”‘ Cuomo told Cohen.
Cuomo continued to offer Cohen advice on how he should respond to the questions when all else fails.
He suggested to Cohen that during the interview, he attack the person asking the question, telling him to say, “Unlike the media, who is reporting on this, I don’t like to say things just cause they are convenient when they are untrue.”
They continued training by doing a hypothetical interview, in which the journalist would give him the kind of questions he would ask later in the interview.
Finally, you hear Cuomo suggest to Cohen that he is willing to help him if he has problems. “How do you get in trouble? You don’t get in trouble legally … I’m going to make some phone calls on that and make sure that you can’t get [expletive],” Cuomo assured Cohen.
By trouble, Cuomo probably means Cohen could be indicted.