New York Assembly Hires Law Firm to Investigate Cuomo – First Step Toward Impeachment
The New York State Assembly is taking the first steps toward impeaching Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
According to Bloomberg’s Keshia Clukey, the Assembly “hired law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to carry out an impeachment investigation” of Cuomo. The initial probe will look into:
…multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Cuomo, as well as claims Cuomo’s administration withheld information on Covid-19 nursing home deaths, covered up structural problems on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, and whether Cuomo’s vaccine czar crossed ethics lines when he called county executives to gauge their loyalty to the governor.
It’s not the only state-level investigation of allegations against Cuomo:
The Assembly’s investigation is separate from a sexual-harassment probe by lawyers appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who said her investigation will continue regardless of any impeachment proceedings.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn and the FBI are also investigating Cuomo over how his office reported COVID-19 related nursing home deaths.
Cuomo has repeatedly said he will not resign the office he was first elected to in 2010.
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