CNN's Cuomo shuts down ex-Trump aide's attacks on dossier author: He told the FBI about Russia -- 'you guys didn't'
CNN's Chris Cuomo grills former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo (Screen cap).

CNN's Chris Cuomo hammered former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday by pointing out that ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele went to the FBI when he encountered evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election -- whereas Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials didn't.


During an interview in which Caputo tried to undermine Steele's credibility, the former Trump aide tried to attack the former British spy for taking his campaign's opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump to American law enforcement officials.

Cuomo then threw this right back at his face by pointing out that it's perfectly reasonable to talk with the FBI if you believe you have evidence of a crime taking place.

"That's one of the problems that the trump team seems to have," Cuomo said. "When you get information about something that could be proof of a crime or criminal intention, specifically by a foreign and inimical entity, you should go to the FBI! You guys don't in the politics game because you'd rather play to advantage."

Cuomo then recounted how the Trump campaign reacted when it learned that the Russian government had hacked emails related to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton that it was planning to use to discredit her presidential campaign.

"You guys get approached by the Russians, you don't say anything," Cuomo said. "You get offered dirt on Hillary Clinton, you take the meeting instead of telling the FBI. Not good instincts!"

At this point, Caputo simply shrugged his shoulders before responding by attacking Hillary Clinton.

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