CNN Cuts Ties with Contributor


It not been a good week for CNN.

First, Robert Mueller’s report shows that Trump did not collude with Russia during the campaign, despite the fact that anyone that watched CNN over the past two years would believe he had.

And now, the network has cut ties with a longtime contributor after he was fingered as an alleged co-conspirator in an extortion case, which also involves a favorite CNN guest.

Authorities arrested many times CNN guest Michael Avenatti in an extortion case reportedly linked to fellow celebrity lawyer and CNN contributor Mark Geragos.

Avenatti was arrested on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million with a co-conspirator by threatening the company with bad publicity.

Fox News says that the suspected co-conspirator was identified by The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal as Geragos, a CNN contributor.

A CNN representative told the AP that Geragos no longer was a contributor to the network but didn't specify why. His name was no longer listed on CNN's website as a legal analyst.

In a span of just over two months last year, Avenatti appeared 108 times on just two cable news outlets combined: CNN and MSNBC. He showed up on CNN 65 times and on MSNBC 43 times between March 7 and May 10.

This is just another black eye for CNN and shows again just how far this used to be cable news network has fallen.