Cuomo has repeatedly been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016.

Recently, the New York governor denied that he had secretly said he would not run for president if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance Melania Trump puzzles with 'I really don't care' jacket Grassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after critical IG report MORE, another possible candidate, decides to jump into the race.

Cuomo has strongly resisted discussing possibly running for president in 2016, but Diamond's hiring will likely reinforce rumors that Cuomo is preparing to run for president.