“Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter,” said a spokesperson for the New Yorker.
CNN also said that Toobin requested time off from his TV role. “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” the network said in statement.
According to Vice, Toobin was on a Zoom call with staffers from the New Yorker and WNYC radio. He said in a statement to Vice‘s Motherboard column, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers. I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”
Toobin has been a regular figure on CNN as it covered the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. He has been with the network since 2002.
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He’s also the author of the most recent book True Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Investigation of Donald Trump.
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