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Would-be US Debate Moderator Suspended Over Lying About His Twitter Account Being Hacked

C-SPAN journalist Steve Scully (AP Photo)

C-SPAN journalist Steve Scully, who was to be the moderator of the controversy in Miami — till it was known as off — was suspended indefinitely after information of his actions had been revealed, in keeping with the congressional cable channel.

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  • Last Updated: October 16, 2020, 9:30 AM IST
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A journalist tapped to average the second debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been suspended over mendacity about his Twitter account being hacked, his information outlet stated Thursday.

C-SPAN journalist Steve Scully, who was to be the moderator of the controversy in Miami — till it was known as off — was suspended indefinitely after information of his actions had been revealed, in keeping with the congressional cable channel.

The debate was scrapped after organizers switched to a digital format, citing Trump’s current coronavirus an infection. The president refused to just accept the association.

Scully had been accused by the president of being a “never Trumper,” and the journalist then engaged in a tweet trade with Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump aide who’s now a vocal critic of the White House.

Scully tweeted “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump” and the previous official stated to disregard it.

The journalist denied sending the tweet and claimed his account had been hacked earlier than an investigation by the channel confirmed in any other case.

Scully was positioned on administrative go away, C-SPAN stated.

Trump appeared to rejoice the information, tweeting: “I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged!”

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