C-SPAN has suspended Steve Scully after he admitted to lying about his Twitter being hacked following an exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci- but that might be the least of his problems.
The political editor, who is an avowed critic of President Donald Trump and has been with C-SPAN for three decades, was set to moderate the second round of presidential debate prior to cancellation.
Scully had drawn the ire of President Trump on Twitter, and asked Scaramucci if he should respond to him.
Scaramucci replied that Scully should ignore the president.
In response to criticism from the public at what appeared to be clear favoritism, the editor claimed his account was hacked- creating a much larger issue.
“I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked,” he admitted.
“Steve Scully notified us that his Twitter account was hacked,” the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) wrote in a statement on Twitter earlier this month. “CPD reported the apparent hack to the FBI and Twitter, and we understand that the federal authorities and Twitter are looking into the issue.”
According to WTSP, Scully begged for forgiveness from his colleagues, but that may not save him from the FBI over the matter of making false claims that resulted in a report.
“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for,” Scully said. “I apologize.”
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