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    Chris Cuomo accuser and former ABC executive producer Shelley Ross said Monday women at CNN “can’t complain” and that it’s clear “Cuomo can do anything he wants with impunity.” During Ross’ interview with Megyn Kelly on the Sirius XM radio show “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Ross said Cuomo’s comment to the New York Times about her allegation that Cuomo groped her amounted to “gaslighting.” She slammed him for calling the incident an “interaction” and claiming that it “was not of a sexual nature.” “There was never ‘our interaction,'” the former ABC executive explained. “He’s already gaslighting everybody in that response. I was not a participant. He walked into a room and grabbed me. This is not our interaction.” (RELATED: ‘Don’t Jerk Off In The Middle Of A Work Call’: Megyn Kelly And NY Writer Go Head To Head Over Toobin Firing) WATCH: Ross also slammed the network for not covering her sexual harassment allegation against its anchor, noting CNN’s Brian Stelter hadn’t covered the story at all, despite the fact his beat is media. (RELATED: Clay Travis Calls Out CNN For ‘Masturbating’...
    Outgoing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has abandoned his dog, Captain, at the state executive mansion while he stays at his sister's Westchester home - as movers arrive for his final day in office. The move began three days prior as moving trucks were seen transporting the disgraced governor's belongings to the Westchester house of his sister Maria Cole, and her fashion designer husband, Kenneth Cole.  Cuomo is scheduled to step down Monday in the aftermath of a report by the state attorney general that found he sexually harassed 11 women.      Outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reportedly abandoned his dog, Captain, as the final belongings were moved out of the governor's mansion Monday Wooden furniture items such as an antique record player (left) and chair were seen being moved out of the executive mansion in Albany during Cuomo's last day in office Monday The items were seen being placed into a moving van Monday. Others of the outgoing governor's items had been seen being transported to his sister's home in Westchester  They are likely the last...
    ANDREW Cuomo has reportedly left his dog behind and no longer wants to look after the adorable pet as he's set to give his farewell speech today. The outgoing New York governor, who is set to deliver his farewell address at noon, recently asked staffers at the Executive Mansion if anyone was interested in keeping his dog, according to reports. 5The outgoing New York governor recently asked staffers at the Executive Mansion if anyone was interested in keeping his dog, according to reportsCredit: AP 5Cuomo's dog is just three and a half years oldCredit: Twitter 5Captain looks out at the street from the Governor's Mansion on August 7, 2021Credit: Reuters 5Captain is a shepherd, Siberian and malamute mixCredit: Reuters According to two state police sources, who spoke with the Times Union on Saturday, Cuomo asked mansion staff members if anyone would like to take over and care for Captain. Captain, a shepherd, Siberian and malamute mix, was adopted by Cuomo in 2018 and had bitten a handful of people since, the sources revealed. The dog is just three and a...
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    ANDREW Cuomo’s accuser has revealed herself and said she wants the New York Governor held responsible after he “cupped her breasts”. Former aide Brittany Commisso, 32, told CBS This Morning and the Albany Times Union she had filed a complaint, which is now a criminal investigation, because “it was the right thing to do,” according to an excerpt released Sunday. 4Brittany Commisso claims New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put his hand under her blouse and cupped her breastsCredit: CBS THIS MORNING 4Cuomo has repeatedly denied he ever 'touched anyone inappropriately'Credit: AP Commisso said: “The governor needs to be held accountable. “What he did to me was a crime. He broke the law.” Andrew Cuomo, 63, has repeatedly denied he ever “touched anyone inappropriately”. New York State Attorney General Letitia James released a report Tuesday that accused him of sexually harassing 11 women, including nine current and former state workers. In the 168-page report, Commisso is referred to as “Executive Assistant #1”. The report details that Commisso testified under oath that Cuomo reached under her blouse and molested her while they...
    A former reporter who spoke to state investigators during their probe into Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that his CNN host brother needs come clean over his role in the scandal, Fox News reported Thursday. Lindsay Nielsen, former investigative reporter at News 10 ABC, was shocked CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was mentioned in Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation’s report that concluded Tuesday the governor sexually harassed multiple women during his administration, according to Fox News. Nielsen told Fox News “one of the reasons” she left the news company was because of intimidation and bullying from the Cuomo administration. The report said Chris Cuomo drafted a statement to help his brother respond to allegations in February, according to Fox News. The governor denied any wrongdoing in his statement shortly after James’ press conference, arguing that some of the things he was accused of doing, like hugging or kissing women on the cheek or forehead, were simply a way he routinely greeted people. “They’re saying he (Chris) was working in a capacity for the State of New York without an official title. I mean,...
    The media establishment, which once adored Andrew Cuomo, is telling him it’s time to go. From major news organizations to liberal commentators, there is a remarkable unanimity of opinion that the governor must resign — a solidarity that mirrored last year’s consensus that Cuomo was a hero of the pandemic.  In covering his decade running New York, journalists often described him as more-feared-than revered. He was a brawler, a tough guy from Queens, who knocked heads to get things done. If there was criticism of Cuomo, it was that he wasn’t liberal enough, since he combined a left-wing approach to such issues as guns and gay marriage with a more business-friendly approach to the economy.  Now that has changed dramatically. NO MORE SHOT-SHAMING: VIRUS SURGE FINALLY PUSHING UP VAX RATES The New York Times, which kept endorsing Cuomo, wants him out: "Regardless of what may happen in a court of law, the governor has only one conscionable option left: He should resign … If Mr. Cuomo cares for the well-being of the state and its citizens as much as he...
    More On: andrew cuomo The week in whoppers: Cuomo’s deadly leadership, Pelosi’s partisan panel and more Cuomo, Stewart-Cousins and Gianaris play chicken at the expense of the MTA, all NYC Indoor mask mandates could wreck NYC’s post-Labor Day recovery, group warns Sex-harass accuser says lawyer who quit on Gov. Cuomo’s team should be ‘disbarred’ ALBANY — The female aide who’s accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her is willing to take a lie-detector test — and has challenged him to take one, too. The unidentified woman’s lawyer, Brian Premo, told the Albany Times Union on Friday that she had told him “the day we met … that she would take a polygraph test — without hesitation.” Premo also added that his client wants the governor to submit to a polygraph examination as well, to answer questions about her allegations against him. The aide previously described an incident with Cuomo in November 2020, when he summoned her to the Executive Mansion in Albany, claiming he was having problems with his cellphone. She said the third-term Democrat got up from his...
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    New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang broke with other contenders during a heated debate on Wednesday night, acknowledging that he would welcome support from embattled current Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the city’s upcoming Democratic primary. A debate moderator asked the eight candidates on stage at the live debate to raise their hands if they wanted an endorsement from de Blasio and Cuomo, Democratic leaders who have faced bipartisan criticism over their leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. In both cases, Yang was the only candidate to raise his hand. Yang indicated he would welcome support from de Blasio despite frequent targeting the mayor’s missteps during the debate. The former Democratic presidential candidate said he would grade de Blasio’s tenure as "incomplete" because the mayor still had time not to "squander" federal COVID-19 aid money. Yang fended off attacks from other candidates throughout the debate, the first in-person event of its kind during the race. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Yang are considered three frontrunners in...
    More On: NYC Mayoral Election 2021 Adams, Yang should take teacher-union hostility as a big compliment State audit trashed DSNY for ‘persistent cleanliness problems’ under Kathryn Garcia ‘Alarming’: Mayoral rivals on Post report of women pay inequity under Kathryn Garcia Eric Adams says critics of his record on stop-frisk can just ‘shut up’ He’s been criticized as not being a true New Yorker and on Wednesday night’s debate stage Andrew Yang once again showed how out of step he can be. Yang was the only mayoral hopeful who said he wants endorsements from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the race’s first in-person debate. When asked by an ABC moderator in the lightning round if they’d want the stamp of approval from the scandal-scarred governor and the equally unpopular New York City mayor, Yang was the sole candidate out the eight major contenders to raise his hand. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a mayoral ally, former de Blasio commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Dianne Morales, Shaun Donovan, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Ray McGuire and former de Blasio official...
    Brian Stelter addressed the Chris Cuomo scandal in the opening segment of CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday. A new report last week revealed that the CNN host participated in his brother Andrew Cuomo’s strategy calls about how to respond to the sexual harassment allegations against him. Many journalists blasted Cuomo and CNN, saying it was a serious ethical violation and even calling for his ouster from the network. Cuomo apologized to his CNN colleagues on Thursday night, but the network is still facing a great deal of scrutiny. Stelter addressed the Cuomo controversy in between other stories CNN has been at the center of this past week, saying the following on Reliable Sources: CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported that staffers here at CNN were bothered by Cuomo’s conduct and by the violation of journalistic standards. The network said in a statement that it was ‘inappropriate to engage in conversations that included members of the governor’s staff,” and they say Chris acknowledges that staff. And Chris did issue an on-air apology to colleagues on Thursday, saying he put them in a bad spot...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, April 12Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persistPresident Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a world power.Biden met Monday afternoon with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and tried to assure them that the Oval Office gathering was not "window dressing." One of the core disputes is over what counts as infrastructure in his $2.3 trillion proposal."I'm prepared to negotiate as to the extent of my infrastructure project, as well as how we pay for it," Biden said....
    The leader of New York’s Assembly privately cast doubt on the spiraling allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and said his accusers will have to be interviewed “under oath,” according to a report Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) — who authorized an impeachment investigation of Cuomo last week — also warned Democratic legislators not to rush to judgment, noting that “people get accused of things,” Yahoo! News said. “These days any one of us in this place could be accused,” Heastie said. Heastie’s remarks were recorded during a nearly four-hour video conference call with the entire Democratic Assembly conference that preceded his Thursday announcement that the Judiciary Committee would “examine allegations of misconduct” against Cuomo, Yahoo! News said. Heastie argued against immediately drafting articles of impeachment against the three-term Democrat by saying some allegations were “based on a newspaper article or other people’s assertions.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks dur ing a press conference at the New York Stock Exchange in 2020. AFP via Getty Images “We need to get witness testimony. We need to hear from people who...
    More On: andrew cuomo Biden refuses to say Cuomo should resign immediately amid sex harass scandal Letters to the Editor — March 17, 2021 Stewart-Cousins defends $8 billion tax hike for NY state budget Fox weather woman: ‘The View’ won’t book me over Cuomo criticisms The leader of New York’s Assembly privately cast doubt on the spiraling allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and said his accusers will have to be interviewed “under oath,” according to a report Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) — who authorized an impeachment investigation of Cuomo last week — also warned Democratic legislators not to rush to judgment, noting that “people get accused of things,” Yahoo! News said. “These days any one of us in this place could be accused,” Heastie said. Heastie’s remarks were recorded during a nearly four-hour video conference call with the entire Democratic Assembly conference that preceded his Thursday announcement that the Judiciary Committee would “examine allegations of misconduct” against Cuomo, Yahoo! News said. Heastie argued against immediately drafting articles of impeachment against the three-term Democrat by saying...
    Reuters March 15, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden declined on Sunday to call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign over sexual misconduct allegations, saying he wanted to await the outcome of an investigation into the matter. Asked on returning from Delaware if Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, should step down, Biden told reporters: “I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us.” Cuomo faces accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct leveled by at least seven women, including former aides, and has come under pressure from disclosures that his administration withheld the number of nursing home residents killed in the state by COVID-19. On Friday, New York’s two Democratic U.S. senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and most of the state’s congressional delegation, including leading progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, urged Cuomo, now in his third term as governor, to resign. Cuomo, 63, who is divorced, repeated his denial of the allegations on Friday and said it was “reckless and dangerous” for politicians to ask him to resign before they have all the...
    President Joe Biden said Sunday he wants to see what comes of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when asked if the Democratic governor should resign. “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” Biden told reporters on the White House South Lawn, explicitly weighing in on the allegations against the governor for the first time. His comments come as most of the New York congressional delegation, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, have called for Cuomo to step down. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has previously pointed to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ independent investigation in briefings. White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told MSNBC earlier Sunday that “Every woman that comes forward … they should be heard, they should be listened to and they should be respected. That’s what the President believes, that’s what the Vice President believes.” Vice President Kamala Harris has yet to explicitly weigh in on the allegations. Cuomo, facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted advances, has...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House he wanted to see the outcome of the investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing pressure to resign over sexual harassment allegations. Asked if Cuomo should resign, Biden told reporters: “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us." Cuomo faces accusations of sexual harassment leveled by seven young women and has come under pressure from revelations that his administration withheld the number of nursing home residents killed by COVID-19 in the state. On Friday, New York's two U.S. senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and multiple members of the state's congressional delegation, including leading liberal voice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called on Cuomo to step down. (Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Kim Coghill) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, New YorkGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos You Should See - March 2021PhotosPhotos: America's Pandemic TollNewsThe Week in Cartoons: March 8-12RecommendedPoliticsBiden to Tout Win on Relief PackageNational NewsMinneapolis to Pay $27M in Floyd SettlementHealth NewsWHO Lists J&J...
    CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBSNewYork/CBS News) — At a news conference Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the allegations of sexual harassment against New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo “distressing” and said a reckoning is already happening, but stopped short of calling on Cuomo to resign. Six women have now reportedly come forward and is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. READ MORE: MISSING: Zaniyah Moore, 12, Last Seen In East Garfield Park Most recently, the Albany Times Union reported that a member of the executive chamber staff says the governor inappropriately touched her late last year during an encounter at the Executive Mansion in Albany, where she had been summoned to do work. “The comments that have come out from these women who are not connected to each other, but are all coming out with a similar story – it’s distressing,” Mayor Lightfoot said. She emphasized that no one can be above the law, and there will be a reckoning in these cases that is already happening. But she said it is owed both to the women who are accusing to...
    EXCLUSIVE: A Florida nurse and activist who says she's been feuding with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants him to resign and then face impeachment as the governor faces mounting pressure for his handling of the pandemic and sexual misconduct allegations."Why can't we do both?" Kat Sullivan pondered to Fox News over the phone Wednesday evening. "He should be fired, and if he had even a grain of self respect…he would resign. Because it takes a big man to admit when they are wrong. And so it shows you how small he really is." (Kat Sullivan) "I know this sounds very personal because it is," she said. NEW YORK LAWMAKERS CIRCULATE LETTER TO DEMAND CUOMO'S RESIGNATION, ASSEMBLYMAN SAYS Sullivan, a sexual assault survivor who pushed for a New York law making it easier to prosecute child sex predators, took out a number of billboards in Albany this week to press Cuomo and other top New York Democrats to answer questions about the allegations against the governor. She has accused the governor of using state agencies to "retaliate" against her activism...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said he believes 'more information' will come out about embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will make it 'harder' for him to govern after he was accused by five women of sexual harassment. De Blasio made the comments during his daily press briefing this morning, but declined to directly state whether he believed Cuomo should resign amid the torrent of allegations. 'I’ll say it my own way,' he said in response to question. 'I just don’t see how he can govern effectively when fewer and fewer people believe him. I think there’s more information that’s going to come out that makes it harder and harder.' De Blasio's remarks come in the wake of a statement issued by State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) on Sunday, who urged Cuomo to step down as governor 'for the good of the state.' Cuomo remains adamant he will not resign on the basis of the allegations and said he will wait until a full investigation into the claims is concluded by New York Attorney General...
    Andrew Cuomo, the disgraced Democrat governor of New York, released a statement this week about the credible allegations of sexual misconduct he’s facing. In an obvious effort to put the scandal to bed (if you’ll pardon the expression) and not create any additional legal problems in the form of libel suits, Cuomo’s statement is one of those statements where he admits to everything without really admitting to everything and where he accepts responsibility without accepting responsibility. In part, the weaselly worded statement says this: I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that. To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to. This exploding scandal has been...
    By Karen Matthews and Marina Villeneuve | Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The crisis enveloping Gov. Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state’s attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct. Under the governor’s first plan, announced Saturday evening, a retired federal judge would have reviewed his workplace behavior. In the second proposal, announced Sunday morning in an attempt to appease legislative leaders, Cuomo said he had asked James and the state’s chief appeals court judge, Janet DiFiore, to jointly appoint a lawyer to investigate the claims and issue a public report. But James said that plan didn’t go far enough, either. “I do not accept the governor’s proposal,” she said. “The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral. While I have deep respect for Chief Judge...
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The crisis enveloping Gov. Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state's attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him.Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct.Under the governor's first plan, announced Saturday evening, a retired federal judge would have reviewed his workplace behavior. In the second proposal, announced Sunday morning in an attempt to appease legislative leaders, Cuomo said he had asked James and the state's chief appeals court judge, Janet DiFiore, to jointly appoint a lawyer to investigate the claims and issue a public report.But James said that plan didn't go far enough, either."I do not accept the governor's proposal," she said. "The state's Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral. While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility...
    Joe Biden wants an investigation into sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against Andrew Cuomo, the president's spokesperson revealed Sunday, as a second woman came forward against the New York governor. 'There should be an independent review looking into these allegations,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday. 'And that's certainly something the president supports.' Psaki said the allegations 'are serious.' 'It was hard to read that story as a woman,' Psaki said of the New York Times piece revealing the new allegations against Cuomo. 'That process should move forward as quickly as possible,' she said of a probe into the governor's conduct toward female aides. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (right) told CNN on Sunday that President Joe Biden wants an investigation into sexual assault and harassment claims against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 'It was hard to read that story as a woman,' Psaki said of the New York Times piece revealing the new allegations against Cuomo, adding the claims 'are serious' Charlotte Bennett, 25, who served...
    An anti-sexual-harassment group made up of former state legislative staffers called on Gov. Cuomo to resign Saturday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. “ENOUGH. New York State has now lost the talents and ambition of yet another woman, whose safety and integrity were eliminated to serve a powerful man’s desires. Andrew Cuomo must resign now,” the Sexual Harassment Working Group said in a statement, after ex-Cuomo aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused the governor of behaving inappropriately toward her last year.  Bennett, 25, told The New York Times that Cuomo, 63, complained to her about being “lonely” and not being able to hug anyone during the pandemic, before pressing her on who she last hugged. When she revealed her own history of sexual assault to Cuomo, Bennett claimed his reaction “was something out of a horror movie,” the paper reported. Cuomo allegedly kept repeating to Bennett, “‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes … It was like he was testing me,” she told a...
    More On: andrew cuomo Actress, #MeToo activist calls for Cuomo probe over alleged sexual harassment Finally, the bully Gov. Cuomo has been exposed: Devine Assembly Dems eye removing Cuomo COVID emergency powers amid scandal Time to impeach the unmasked Gov. Cuomo Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an independent investigation into what he called the “really disturbing” sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. De Blasio said Thursday that a probe into claims by former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan needed to be conducted by “some individual or entity that is not compromised” or “dominated” by the governor’s office. “Look, these allegations are really disturbing, let’s be clear about that,” de Blasio said. “When a woman comes forward with this kind of very specific allegations, we have to take it seriously.” The mayor added: “This kind of behavior, if true, is unacceptable.” Actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan also has called for an investigation into Cuomo over the Boylan allegations. Lindsey Boylan is a Democrat running against Jerrold Nadler for Congress.Rashid Umar Abbasi Boylan, now a Democratic candidate for...
    EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are urging Democratic chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to subpoenas New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify before the panel on nursing home COVID-19 deaths in the state. Fox News exclusively obtained a letter committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., and all Republicans on the panel sent to Maloney, D-N.Y., demanding that the committee "hear the truth, under oath, directly from Governor Cuomo."  NY ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS PUSH FOR CUOMO IMPEACHMENT COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE NURSING HOME SCANDAL Last month, New York Attorney General Letitia James said nursing home COVID-19 deaths in the state were undercounted by as much as 50%. And things escalated after a report that a top aide to Cuomo told leading state Democratic lawmakers that the administration had withheld data on COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes to avoid federal scrutiny. Last year, Cuomo directed nursing homes in the state to accept patients who had or were suspected of having COVID-19. The decision created an onslaught of COVID-19 cases that infected thousands of elderly patients and resulted in hundreds of deaths among the state's most vulnerable population.  Comer and Republicans said that...
    Brothers Peter and Daniel Arbeeny, who lost their father Norman last year after being discharged from a nursing home, on Wednesday sent a Freedom of Information request to New York State seeking documents related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home directive of March 25, 2020. Norman Arbeeny, who was 89 when he died, was one of 12 siblings in a Syrian immigrant family. He lived in the same house, at 128 Amity St., all his life, Peter Arbeeny told the Eagle.  On March 25, Cuomo issued a directive barring nursing homes from refusing patients based solely on a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the Associated Press. Cuomo defended the directive as an effort to prevent catastrophic hospital overcrowding and discrimination against virus patients.
    The San Francisco District attorney — whose father helped kill two cops and a guard in the infamous Brink’s armored-car robbery in Nyack in 1981 — is lobbying Gov. Andrew Cuomo to commute his dad’s sentence. Chesa Boudin, was 14 months old when his parents, David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, members of the domestic-terror group Weather Underground, dropped him off at a baby-sitter’s Oct. 2 and helped pull off the heinous heist in Nanuet in Rockland County. Two Nyack policemen, Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly Brown — as well as Brink’s guard Peter Paige — were killed in the robbery and ensuing shootout at a nearby roadblock. The Underground committed the crime along with the Black Liberation Army in an attempt to score dough to help fund their joint anti-government campaign. Gilbert, 76, is among the last surviving people still imprisoned in connection to the robbery. Now his son, among others, are lobbying Cuomo. “As long as I can remember, I’ve known that the most likely scenario is that my father is going to die in prison,” Chesa Boudin...
    Kipp Jones, The Western Journal February 17, 2021 0 Comments CNN host Chris Cuomo and a columnist for The New York Times discussed the political landscape in the country Monday night. The conclusion, according to Times columnist Tom Friedman — and one that Cuomo appeared to implicitly endorse — was that the Republican Party as currently constituted must be killed off. In what has to be one of the least unifying segments we’ve seen thus far on a prime-time cable TV news program amid the country’s unprecedented state of division, Cuomo started by introducing Friedman, noting that the columnist had assessed that the country cannot survive unless one of its two major political parties dies, NewsBusters reported. “My next guest says for America to live, this party has to die. Let’s bring in New York Times columnist Tom Friedman,” Cuomo said, welcoming the establishment media “journalist” onto the show. “Of course, just using the word ‘die’ will have the whole righty fringe throwing you under the bus as the real person asking for violence,” Cuomo quipped. Cuomo then directed...
    New York Assemblyman Mike Lawler has been a persistent critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and now he is calling for the legislature to strip Cuomo of powers. After accusing Cuomo's administration of trying to cover up statistics related to nursing home deaths during the pandemic, the Republican Lawler said that the governor should lose emergency powers and face an investigation. CUOMO AIDE TELLS NY DEMOCRATS ADMINISTRATION HID NURSING HOME DATA TO KEEP IT FROM TRUMP DOJ: REPORT "It's very clear, number one, that the legislature needs to return this week and revoke the governor's emergency executive powers that they granted him last March. We need to reign in this governor and return as a coequal branch of government," Lawler told "Fox & Friends First" Monday morning. "Number two, I believe very strongly we need to convene a joint hearing between both houses of the legislature and start issuing subpoenas to the governor, his staff, the commissioner of the Department of Health, and really dig into all of the information and get some level of justice...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy Award should be rescinded over The Post’s revelation that his administration withheld nursing home death data amid a probe by federal prosecutors, a Queens councilman said Friday. In a letter to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) said the group’s rationale for honoring Cuomo with its International Emmy Founders Award was no longer valid. “The Academy awarded Governor Cuomo ‘in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world,’” Holden wrote. “We now know that his TV appearances and clout were used to mislead the public regarding how their loved ones died.” Holden added: “Please rescind the Governor’s award immediately, as his actions have been an insult to every New Yorker who lost a loved one during this terrible pandemic.” The Post revealed Thursday night that Cuomo’s top aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa, privately told Democratic lawmakers that his administration rebuffed their request for information on the total number of nursing home residents killed by...
    A top New York Democrat wants state lawmakers to reconsider Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 powers in light of the state attorney general’s report that found the state undercounted nursing home coronavirus deaths. State Sen. Liz Krueger, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, also said Tuesday night that the state legislature should conduct oversight hearings following the damning report that was released last week. “Over the course of the last year I have stood by the Legislature’s decision to give the Governor extraordinary emergency powers because I believed rapid decisions would have to be made on behalf of the people of our state,” Krueger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, based on discoveries from the last few days regarding the intentional underreporting of deaths of nursing home residents throughout the state and the mass exodus of the state’s public health experts from their jobs, I believe the legislature should conduct oversight hearings and re-evaluate the continued use of such broad emergency powers by the Executive,” the lawmaker said. Cuomo’s emergency powers were granted last spring by the state Legislature, allowing him...
    More On: andrew cuomo Pols introduce capital gains measure in already high-tax New York Letters to the Editor — Feb. 3, 2021 Dems blast Cuomo’s health chief as ‘liar,’ ‘puppet’ amid nursing home deaths controversy Andrew Cuomo listens to lobbyists, not science — and New Yorkers pay the deadly price A top New York Democrat wants state lawmakers to reconsider Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 powers in light of the state attorney general’s report that found the state undercounted nursing home COVID-19 deaths. State Sen. Liz Krueger, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, also said Tuesday night that the state legislature should conduct oversight hearings following the damning report that was released last week. “Over the course of the last year I have stood by the Legislature’s decision to give the Governor extraordinary emergency powers because I believed rapid decisions would have to be made on behalf of the people of our state,” Krueger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, based on discoveries from the last few days regarding the intentional underreporting of deaths of nursing home residents throughout the state...
    Facing an unprecedented budget deficit amid the COVID-19pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed additional fees for online transactions made through the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In his $193 billion budget proposal released earlier this week, Cuomo proposed a new $1 fee for each transaction made through the DMV as the state faces a record-setting $15 billion budget shortfall. The new fees would keep motorists at home during the COVID-19 crisis while providing the state with additional revenue to offset the deficit. Fees would apply to the registration, re-registration or renewal of a registration for a vehicle, motorcycle, historic motorcycle, snowmobile or vessel, as well as those applying for original, duplicate or renewal learner permits, driver licenses or non-driver identification cards. The $1 fee would be deposited into the state’s dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund, which would then go toward funding technology upgrades to allow for more online services, according to the state DMV. In total, the proposal would bring the state an estimated $13 million annually. Under the proposal, the fee would be waived after...
    The lawyer for 'QAnon shaman' Jacob Chansley, who stormed the Capitol building during last week’s riot wearing horns, wants Donald Trump to pardon him because he felt he was 'answering the call of our President.'  Albert Watkins spoke on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday evening defending his client Chansley, 33, a well-known supporter of the QAnon conspiracy in Arizona who was arrested Saturday for his role in the violet Capitol siege on January 6. This week Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts including violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol.  'Trump needs to stand up and own these people. He owes them – he has an obligation to them,' Watkins said to host Chris Cuomo. 'And do what?' Cuomo asked. 'Give a pardon, give a pardon,' Watkins replied. Albert Watkins (right), the lawyer for 'QAnon shaman' Jacob Chansley, said on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday night he wants President Trump to pardon his client, claiming he was 'answering the call of our President' Prosecutors say Chansley, who calls himself the...
    New York (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it a crime to sell or administer the Covid-19 vaccine to anyone trying to skip ahead in the line.The governor said in a news conference Monday that any entity misrepresenting who they are or distributing the vaccine to those who aren't yet eligible should lose their license and face criminal penalties. Cuomo added that he plans to propose a bill criminalizing such activity when lawmakers convene for the 2021 legislative session January 6."This vaccine can be like gold to some people," he said. "And if there's any fraud in the distribution -- you're letting people get ahead of other people, or friends or family or they're selling the vaccine -- you'll lose your license. But I do believe it should be criminal and I'm going to propose a law to that effect."NY health care provider may have fraudulently obtained Covid-19 vaccines, state saysCuomo's announcement comes just over a week after a New York-based health care provider was accused of fraudulently obtaining Covid-19 vaccines, transferring them to facilities in other parts...
    Cuomo unveiled the plan on Wednesday at his daily briefing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to let 6,700 football fans attend the Buffalo Bills play-off next month that he is desperate to go to as a COVID 'experiment' with rapid testing on entry, masks and contact tracing afterwards but he still won't allow restaurants in New York City to open.   Cuomo unveiled the plan on Wednesday at his daily briefing, two days after telling reporters on a call that he wanted to go to the play-off.  The plan has not yet final - he said health officials were still reviewing it.   He called the plan to let fans attend a 'demonstration' and boasted, along with his health experts, that it would be the first of its kind in the nation.  It comes as COVID cases around America are spiking, cities like L.A. are seeing their hospital systems collapse and daily deaths in the state of New York rise to their highest since May with 164 deaths on Tuesday. There were 200 new COVID hospitalizations yesterday and now more...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Delta Air Lines have all agreed to test passengers coming to New York City from the United Kingdom.The news comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio questioned why six flights are arriving at JFK Airport daily from the United Kingdom, despite a new variant of the coronavirus spreading there.The TSA on Tuesday said they screened 954,782 people at airport checkpoints nationwide Monday, December 21. It was the first time checkpoint volume dipped slightly below 1 million since Friday, December 18."This is very concerning, this new strain they have found in the U.K.," Cuomo said Monday during his briefing. "The strain, according to Boris Johnson, is 70% more transmittable. They don't know if there is any higher rate of death. They don't know if the vaccine is as effective with the new strain. 'A working assumption' is that the vaccine works."Cuomo said 120 countries now require a negative test before arriving from the U.K., and some European countries have begun closing their borders. The...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Delta Air Lines have all agreed to test passengers coming to New York City from the United Kingdom.The news comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio questioned why six flights are arriving at JFK Airport daily from the United Kingdom, despite a new variant of the coronavirus spreading there."This is very concerning, this new strain they have found in the U.K.," Cuomo said Monday during his briefing. "The strain, according to Boris Johnson, is 70% more transmittable. They don't know if there is any higher rate of death. They don't know if the vaccine is as effective with the new strain. 'A working assumption' is that the vaccine works."Cuomo said 120 countries now require a negative test before arriving from the U.K., and some European countries have begun closing their borders. The U.S. has not, however, and Cuomo called that "reprehensible.""This is reprehensible because this is what happened in the spring," he said. "Coronavirus is in China. No it wasn't, it's in Europe....
    Bills Mafia has NFL playoff fever, and that includes Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said Sunday he wants to be at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park when the Bills host a playoff game next month after the team clinched the AFC East division title on Saturday, but it remains to be seen if fans will be allowed in because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to attend a Bills game,” Cuomo said on a conference call. “I’ve attended them in the past — it was a great game (Saturday,) by the way — that was just unbelievable. I mean really incredible. You almost sense the energy and the optimism and the confidence, the way they played (Saturday,) and Josh Allen was just unbelievable.” The Bills — like the Giants and Jets — have not had any fans at their games this season; some teams like the Cowboys and Browns have been allowed to host a limited number of fans. Andrew Cuomo wants to attend the Buffalo Bills’ playoff game next month.POOL/AFP via Getty Images Cuomo, reiterating comments from Friday, said the...
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    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is calling for an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The calls for a probe come after former Cuomo staffer Lindsey Boylan accused Cuomo of sexual harassment on Sunday. “I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment and verbal abuse by Gov. Andrew Cuomo,” Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st District in the House, said in a statement. “The people of New York deserve a governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment,” she added. Cuomo addressed the accusation during a Monday coronavirus briefing, denying the former aide’s tweets over the weekend alleging that he sexually harassed her by making inappropriate comments about her looks. “I heard about the tweet and what it said about comments that I had made. And it’s not true,” he said. “I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has. But it’s just not true.”
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