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Assembly slams Cuomo’s corruption — now that he’s safely gone

Now that disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo is safely out of energy, the Assembly has lastly launched its impeachment report detailing “profoundly disturbing” findings on his sexual harassment of 12 ladies, his COVID nursing-home cover-ups and his tainted $5.1 million e book deal.

Despite Speaker Carl Heastie’s promise again in August to conclude the impeachment probe and launch its findings “as quickly as possible,” it took almost 4 months. Did they not even begin earlier than Cuomo stop?

At least the report broke some new floor, together with discovering that Cuomo had a direct hand in drafting the fateful March 25 nursing-home directive and in modifying the state Department of Health’s report on deaths in these houses to lowball the precise determine. It additionally reveals that quite a few Executive Chamber workers and state employees testified that state sources went to getting ready Cuomo’s e book lauding his pandemic response, and it attracts the important thing connection between his need to attain the fats e book contract and his work in suppressing the reality concerning the nursing houses.

Cuomo mouthpiece Rich Azzopardi calls the Assembly report “hype,” however tellingly doesn’t deny that his boss used state employees to assist on the e book. Instead, he simply notes that Assembly members “force employees to volunteer on their political partisan campaigns as standard practice.” Is that the identical as serving to the boss pocket $5 million personally?

The actual query is: When do prison costs move from all this?

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