Breaking: C-SPAN’s Steve Scully Suspended Indefinitely after Admitting to Lying about Twitter ‘Hack’

C-SPAN announced Thursday that political editor Steve Scully was suspended indefinitely after admitting to falsely claiming that his Twitter account had been "hacked" after he publicly asked anti-Trump activist Anthony Scaramucci if he should "respond" to criticism from President Trump.

“Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci," Scully — picked to moderate the now-cancelled presidential debate — said in a statement. "The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”

C-SPAN said Scully confessed to lying about his actions on Wednesday.

"He understands that he made a serious mistake," the network said. "We were very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions."

Last week, Scully's tweet — apparently meant as a private message — raised eyebrows and questions of bias. White House deputy communications director Brian Morgenstern told Fox News that Scully "certainly seems not to be very impartial."

Scully later deleted the tweet and claimed he was "hacked." Twitter sleuths then pointed out that Scully had made similar claims of being "hacked" on Twitter multiple times over his career.

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C-SPAN's Steve Scully Suspended Indefinitely after Admitting to Lying about Twitter 'Hack'

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