The New York Attorney General James is running one while the New York Democratic majority Assembly is also….
The state lawmakers one is seen as more friendly to the Governor who actually works with the legislative body to run. the government …
Their look-see is broad in scope looking at the overall actions of Governor Cuomo on the pandemic and sexual harassment claims against him…
The Attorney Gen is looking at the sexual allegations….
Her office has already released a report on the delayed virus numbers data for nursing homes …That are is also being looked at by the FBI….
But several different government probes seem to be contacting the same people and causing those people’s lawyers to hold back their clients. from talking to some other agencies…
Governor Cuomo continues in office as his poll numbers have dropped….
Some of Mr. Cuomo’s accusers have expressed reluctance to cooperate with the Assembly investigation, either because they feel the inquiry may be politicized or because they do not want to relive the trauma of telling their stories twice.
Ms. Katz, the lawyer for Ms. Bennett, wrote a letter to the Assembly lawyers in April saying she was concerned about her client sitting for another interview, calling it “needlessly exhausting,” with the potential to cause “lasting emotional damage.”
“Particularly in light of the potential impact of another investigative interview on Ms. Bennett’s well-being, we cannot in good faith advise her to participate in such an investigation,” Ms. Katz wrote in the letter, a copy of which The Times obtained.
Ms. Katz, who urged the Assembly lawyers to simply rely on the findings of Ms. James’s inquiry, said she had not received a response to her letter.
Ms. Boylan had said she would not cooperate with the Assembly investigation, calling it a “sham” that lacked transparency. On Friday, however, her lawyer, Jill Basinger, said that Ms. Boylan was “cooperating fully” with both investigations.
At least one woman, the aide who said that Mr. Cuomo groped her at the Executive Mansion, has been interviewed by the Assembly lawyers, her lawyer said….
“This is an intensely complicated investigation and it is not some sort of an athletic event where there is an end time,” Mr. Lavine said.
Other people noted that the Assembly’s inquiry was bound to take longer than the attorney general’s because it was broader in scope. In addition to looking into whether the governor and his staff covered up the extent of nursing home deaths during the pandemic, the lower chamber’s lawyers are examining whether Mr. Cuomo used state resources to write his pandemic memoir, among other allegations.
“I understand that it’s frustrating to a lot of people, including my leadership, because everything we do is on a confidential basis,” Mr. Montesano, the Republican lawmaker, said. “But when you look at an investigation of this scope, of this magnitude, it’s not just one issue that is being investigated.”
Mr. Montesano said the committee’s members were expected to be briefed by the lawyers again later this month, potentially in person, instead of via Zoom, in order to prevent leaks.
The attorney general’s team has also been issuing subpoenas asking for information about the actions of a former aide to Mr. Cuomo, Larry Schwartz….