As we told you yesterday, CNN’s Don Lemon responded to the arrest of Jussie Smollett by saying it’s not the “Empire” actor’s fault he’s already lost in the court of public opinion. Lemon has also expressed concern that Smollett has given conservatives an opportunity to “pounce”:

But as much as Lemon has tried to defend Smollett, the evidence seems too overwhelming to be able to spin, though at the beginning of this clip Lemon does get in a swipe at Chicago police:

Lemon and Cuomo seem to find Smollett’s troubles unspinnable at this point, not that there won’t be some future spin presented:

Stay tuned!