The old adage “politics makes strange bedfellows” was never more apparent than on Tuesday as disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Republicans in questioning why the feds raided the Florida home of his longtime nemesis Donald Trump.
“DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations,” Cuomo tweeted yesterday.
“DOJ must disclose the bona fide nature of the August 8 action or else the republicans will use it to Discredit the Jan 6 investigation, which would be a terrible disservice to the good work of the house committee in exposing The Trump administration violations,” Cuomo said in a second Tweet.
Cuomo, who battled Trump on every front during the pandemic, seemed to be siding with the former President over the Biden administration.
The tweets got much blow back from other progressives, who questioned Cuomo’s motives.
“Andrew Cuomo is wrong. DOJ doesn’t have to explain anything. They never announced they searched Mar-a-Lago. Trump did. He’s the one who politicized it by (a) stealing documents, (b) refusing to return the documents, and (c) pretending to be the victim after he broke the law,” progressive pundit Keith Boykin charged.
“Didn’t expect to see Andrew Cuomo running with the @GOP messaging on Trump’s FBI troubles. Snatching tubs of classified documents isn’t “inconsequential” — the law considers it a national security risk,” added Max Burns, an aide to lefty Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who is running in a crowded Democratic congressional primary.
“He’s calling it as he sees it. There’s no politics involved,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi told The Post about the motives behind the provocative Cuomo comments on the Mar-a-Lago raid.
This sounds to me like someone may be looking for a federal pardon in the next two years.