The District Attorney’s office in Albany, New York opened a criminal probe into Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday after the Attorney General concluded the top Democrat “sexually harassed multiple women.”
“The DA’s office plans to request investigative materials from the state attorney general’s probe of his alleged harassment of 11 women, most of whom work or had worked for state government or related entities,” reports CNBC.
“News of the criminal investigation came hours after Attorney General Letitia James detailed a report substantiating the women’s claims that Cuomo has subjected them to unwanted touching and remarks that make them uncomfortable,” adds the financial website.
Comment from Albany County District Attorney David Soares Regarding NYS Attorney General Final Report on Governor Cuomo ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aSVBNzhebf
— Albany County District Attorney's Office (@AlbanyCountyDA) August 3, 2021
NY Albany District Attorney David Soares confirms that there is an "ongoing criminal investigation" when it comes to @NYGovCuomo.
This is presumably in relation to the groping incident at the Governor's mansion that has been referred to Albany Police pic.twitter.com/1A7aPg1lCh
— Morgan Mckay (@morganfmckay) August 3, 2021
Cuomo dismissed a recent report from his own Attorney General Tuesday that found he “sexually harassed” multiple women; insisting he “never touched anyone inappropriately.”
“I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances… That is not who I am and that is not who I have ever been,” said Cuomo from Albany.
CUOMO: "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances… That is not who I am and that is not who I have ever been.” pic.twitter.com/q9zrmvcfy3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 3, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of her probe into allegations of abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday morning; stating her investigation shows the Democrat “sexually harassed multiple women.”
NY AG LETITIA JAMES: "The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated Federal and State law." pic.twitter.com/7H7l3Rk1jr
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2021
“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated Federal and State law,” said James.
“The investigators have substantiated these facts through interviews and evidence… This evidence will be made available to the public along with the report,” she added.
“These pieces of evidence reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture. Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former employees,” concluded James. “The Governor and his team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward with her story.”
BIDEN BACKS CUOMO? President Refuses to Condemn NY Gov, Says Dems Should Wait for Investigation
President Biden refused to call for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo Sunday; saying his critics should wait for the findings of an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Do you think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign?” asked one reporter.
“I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us,” stated the President.
Watch Biden’s comments above.
BREAKING NOW: Majority of NY State Legislators Call for Andrew Cuomo to Resign, Police Involved
The majority of legislators in New York State are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office after a sixth allegation of sexual assault was reported to police in the state capital of Albany.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s grip on power appeared increasingly threatened Thursday as a majority of state legislators called for his resignation and police in the state capital said they stood ready to investigate a groping allegation,” reports the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Majority of New York state legislators call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations and nursing home scandal.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 11, 2021
“The Times Union of Albany reported Wednesday that an unidentified aide had claimed Cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her after summoning her to his official residence late last year. Cuomo said he never touched anyone inappropriately,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.