Governor Andrew Cuomo desires to get back into the good graces of his state amid the growing scandal of sexual harassment claims against him. So Cuomo decided to show how contrite he was by appointing his very own investigator to investigate him.
New York wasn’t buying it. Now Cuomo has acquiesced and agreed to let a more objective process rule the day.
According to Fox News, “New York state Attorney General Letitia James, who in January released a report that claimed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration dramatically undercounted COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state, will have full control over the sexual harassment inquiry that threatens his administration.”
Even top Democrats wanted James to have full authority so “that she can conduct a transparent and thorough investigation with subpoena power.”
“At first — [Cuomo] wanted to refer the issue to Barbara Jones, a former U.S. district judge, who worked with one of his former advisers,” reported Fox News.
That idea was rejected.
We expect to receive a referral with subpoena power to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the governor, in line with our demands and New York state law.
The referral would be made solely to the attorney general's office.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) February 28, 2021
To read more about this story, click here.