CBS News Chief Says Stormy Daniels ’60 Minutes’ Interview Will Still Air

“The only reason it hasn’t run is that there is still a lot of journalism left to do,” CBS News boss David Rhodes tells an audience in Jerusalem

CBS News chief David Rhodes said his network remained committed to airing Anderson Cooper’s interview with former porn star Stormy Daniels on “60 Minutes”  — though the timing still remains unclear.

“[It will air on] a coming Sunday, you’ll have to watch them all,” he told an audience at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The only reason it hasn’t run is that there is still a lot of journalism left to do.”

Rhodes made the remarks to Israeli TV anchor Yonit Levi and added that he personally hadn’t seen the footage, which many believe could be explosive since Daniels received a $130,000 payout in 2016 to remain silent about an affair she says she had with Trump while he was married to Melania Trump.

Rhodes also smacked down speculation that President Donald Trump or anyone might try and take legal action to prevent the interview from being broadcast.

“I haven’t seen such an injunction and I can’t imagine what the basis for that would be,” he said, according to Deadline. “One of the things I love about this program is that it’s the only show on television where in pretty close succession you can present an interview with [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammad Bin Salman and Stormy Daniels. We have incredible range.”

Since the Wall Street Journal first broke the news of the payments to Daniels, and Trump has been unable to keep the controversy out of the headlines.

After Daniels teased the existence of an NDA, news emerged that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had paid the actress $130,000. Daniels has increasingly suggested her willingness to speak out, filming her interview with “60 Minutes” and offering to return the money back to Team Trump.


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