Chris Cuomo said that he never manipulated media for his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo also insisted that he "never lied and there were no secrets" regarding his involvement in his brother's sexual harassment scandal.
When Abrams pressed Cuomo on whether he did make calls to the press, Cuomo insisted that there was a "meaning difference" between talking to the press and trying to influence their coverage of the controversy surrounding his brother.
"The concern would be, not that I called you and said 'what do you think is going on?' It's me calling you and saying 'hey, tonight in your segment I hope you remember that-," said Cuomo, before being interrupted by Abrams.
The journalist, who was fired from CNN in December 2021, also pointed to his commitment to his family and "love" for his brother that led Cuomo to advise his brother on allegations of sexual harassment.
"For me it was about helping my brother in a hard way and doing it in a way that I didn't think compromised what matters. That's what guided me."