District attorneys request investigative materials from NY AG's probe into Gov. Cuomo

Top Democrats in the state, the country and President Joe Biden have made calls for him to step down.

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2021, 10:34 AM

Updated 1,083 days ago


Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave no indication that he is planning to resign after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. 
The acting Nassau district attorney is now joining the Albany, Manhattan and Westchester DAs in requesting investigative materials from Attorney General Letitia James' office.
The attorney general’s report found the governor sexually harassed current and former state employees and created a hostile work environment for women, in violation of state and federal law.
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The state’s probe is not finished, according to Assembly Member Michael Montesano of Glen Head - the leading Republican on the Assembly Judiciary Committee. 
“Numerous amounts of subpoenas have been issued,” says Montesano. “They've conducted additional interviews, obtained additional documentation, so now we're trying to put everything together.” 
The committee is set to meet Monday on the matter and Montesano says there is overwhelming support by the Legislature for impeachment.
"Some of the members of the House that were on the fence were convinced real fast yesterday," says Montesano. "They were taken aback by the thoroughness of the report, how comprehensive it was and the fact that a state trooper was also a victim."
Political analyst Jerry Kremer says Cuomo can fight public opinion but if the Assembly decides to offer articles of impeachment that will be a day reckoning.
Additional questioning was centered around Cuomo's alleged mishandling of nursing homes during the pandemic and his book deal.
If Cuomo resigns or is removed by impeachment, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul would fill the remainder of his term, which goes until the end of 2022.

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