Cuomo probes has 200 whistleblowers: lawmaker says

Surprising news came out of Albany on Thursday in regards to the numerous probes into Gov. Andrew Cuomo it was disclosed in a brief meeting from the state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee first public hearing on Thursday.

The law firm working with the New York state Assembly’s probe of Cuomo has heard from 70 witnesses and more than 200 whistleblowers in the various probes ranging from sexual harassment allegations and the governor using state employees to produce his 2020 book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” to an alleged cover-up of potential structural problems on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formerly called the Tappan Zee Bridge}.

More than 200 witnesses contacted a hotline set up by Davis Polk & Wardwell, a law firm hired by the Assembly for its investigation into the various charges against Cuomo.

“In total, Davis Polk has spoken with attorneys for about 70 people who may have relevant information,” Assemblyman Charles Lavine, a Democrat from Nassau County, said. “And Davis Polk has also been in contact with four government agencies about potentially relevant information — document requests and interviews.”

Cuomo also faces other state and federal probes, including by the state attorney general’s office and the US attorney’s office in Brooklyn.

The 10-minute public portion of the meeting in Albany on Thursday did not mention whether the state panel is probing the thousands of New York state elderly who died as a result of Cuomo’s decision to place Covid-19 infected patients in nursing homes last year.

It is believed that the state attorney general’s office and the feds are looking into the nursing home scandal however.

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