It’s hard to believe that CNN’s Chris Cuomo actually went to law school and graduated.
But he did, graduating from Fordham Law School.
However, he seems to have issues with basic concepts of law.
Yesterday, he declared that President Donald Trump had demonstrated “clear intent to interfere” in the Russia investigation without any evidence or finding to support that.
Today he’s off to the races again.
From Free Beacon:
CNN host Chris Cuomo and Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.) had an unusual exchange Friday morning on “New Day,” as Cuomo repeatedly demanded Duffy prove a negative; in this case, give evidence of his statement that there is “no evidence” of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
As Republicans and Democrats alike have stated, however, no evidence has yet been produced to prove the Trump campaign and the Russians coordinated efforts during the 2016 election. That is not to state that such evidence could not come to light later, as Duffy said, but Cuomo repeatedly demanded Duffy prove himself.
Even those who have not been to law school like Cuomo know something he doesn’t seem to understand – that the burden for a contention lies on those pushing it, not on those saying produce the evidence of your claim.
It is not incumbent upon Duffy to prove the negative.
Indeed, as Duffy notes, the problem is that media has acted for months as though there is evidence of collusion when none has as yet been adduced.
There have been a tremendous number of stories, press ink, investigations, money and nothing yet.
There have been those who have cause to know, both Republican and Democrat, even including Maxine Waters, who have conceded there has been no evidence found.
Now that doesn’t mean there might never be something produced.
But it surely does mean that the media including Cuomo shouldn’t be pushing the theory as a fact until there actually is evidence.
But this is CNN…