Steve Scully On Administrative Leave Following Twitter Controversy
C-SPAN’s Steve Scully has been indefinitely suspended after admitting to lying about his Twitter account being hacked. A week ago, President Trump claimed Scully was biased against him and that the second debate was rigged. In response, Scully, the network’s senior executive producer and political editor tweeted a short retort directing it at former Trump Advisor Anthony Scaramucci. After realizing the controversy the tweet raised, Scully went on air claiming he’d been hacked, a statement that was backed by both the Commission on Presidential Debates and C-SPAN. However, his claim drew intense skepticism before he finally admitted to lying in an official apology. The news came the same day Scully was supposed to moderate the since-cancelled second presidential debate in what would’ve been a major career highlight. Scully was immediately placed on indefinite “administrative leave,” however it’s believed he will remain in his position with the media outlet. President Trump quickly took to Twitter to bash Scully, saying he “was right again”.