New York AG’s office to question Cuomo Saturday in sexual harassment investigation
New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office is expected to question Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Saturday as part of the probe into sexual harassment allegations against the governor, according to multiple reports.
The New York Times first reported that Joon Kim and Anne Clark, the attorneys hired to oversee the investigation, are expected to interview Cuomo, citing people familiar with the probe.
The attorneys in recent weeks have interviewed senior officials in preparation for the questioning, the Times reported. Investigators have also interviewed the women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment.
The Associated Press also confirmed the timing of the interview, citing two people familiar with the investigation.
Multiple women have come forward with allegations against Cuomo. James opened the investigation in early March after three women accused him of inappropriate behavior.
The governor has denied the allegations against him, but has acknowledged that he may have made people feel uncomfortable.
James’s office declined to comment to the AP and The New York Times.
Richard Azzopardi, Cuomo’s senior adviser, told both news outlets that leaks about the probe are evidence that the investigation is politically motivated.
“We have said repeatedly that the governor doesn’t want to comment on this review until he has cooperated, but the continued leaks are more evidence of the transparent political motivation of the attorney general’s review,” Azzopardi said.
James’s office is also investigating a scandal surrounding under-reported death counts related to COVID-19 in nursing homes.
The New York Assembly is currently carrying out an impeachment inquiry into the governor over both scandals. The State Assembly Judiciary Committee announced earlier this month that it would begin issuing subpoenas as part of the inquiry.
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