More revelations about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the nursing home deaths scandal that threatens to consume him. According to the Wall Street Journal, a group of Cuomo advisors were key players in scrubbing the number of deaths from official reports.

The WSJ reports the aides, “successfully pushed state health officials to strip a public report of data showing that more nursing-home residents had died of Covid-19 than the administration had acknowledged.”

The result was a “significant undercount of the death toll attributed to the state’s most vulnerable population.”

Cuomo’s administration is facing inquiries from state and federal investigators, on top of growing calls for him to resign or face impeachment:

…mounting political pressure over both his administration’s handling of the pandemic in nursing homes and accusations that he sexually harassed two former staffers. Republicans and some Democrats have called for the governor to resign from office or be impeached.

Mr. Cuomo has rejected calls for his resignation and apologized for his behavior. Regarding nursing home deaths, Mr. Cuomo has said his administration followed federal guidance and acted to preserve hospital capacity.

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