July 23, 2014
The gloves came off between CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Russia Today’s Peter Lavelle on Wednesday in a lengthy segment over the handling of the investigation and crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
In a nearly 10-minute back and forth, the two hosts fought — and traded insults — over whether the U.S. has provided intelligence to support suspicions of Russia’s involvement. Afterward, Cuomo apologized to viewers and said the segment “became a little bit too heated.”
Cuomo opened the exchange by asking Lavelle why Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t condemned the handling of the Flight 17 crash site.
“Vladimir Putin doesn’t control a crime scene in a foreign country. I think it’s quite ludicrous for you to ask that question,” Lavelle responded, adding that Putin has called for a complete investigation.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:10 am