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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Federal prosecutors are investigating the sexual harassment claims against Andrew Cuomo as part of a two-pronged probe — one civil, one criminal — that is an outgrowth of the bombshell report on the former governor by Attorney General Letitia James. The criminal division of the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office is investigating nursing home deaths and the governor’s multi-million dollar pandemic book deal. READ MORE: CNN's Chris Cuomo Suspended Indefinitely Over Extent Of Help To His Brother During ScandalThe civil division has the sexual harassment allegations. READ MORE: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home ScandalsA Cuomo spokesman said the civil division opened the probe in August “based on the Attorney General’s politically motivated sham report and we have heard nothing since.” MORE NEWS: Attorney General's Office Releases Another Round Of Transcripts In Andrew Cuomo InvestigationA spokesman for the Brooklyn prosecutor told CBS2 he would have no comment.
    A transcript released Monday from the New York Attorney General Leticia James reveals how CNN’s Chris Cuomo used contacts in media to assist his brother, former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid reports on the then-governor’s alleged sexual misconduct. Text messages and the investigation transcript released by James show Cuomo discussing his brother’s statements with the governor’s then-top aide, Melissa DeRosa. Andrew Cuomo resigned from his position as governor in August following sexual assault allegations, however suggestions of resignation came as early as March 2021. “I never covered my brother’s troubles because I obviously had a conflict,” the CNN host said on his show the week before his brother’s resignation, however, the transcript reveals that Cuomo may have had a slightly larger role outside of his show with regard to news reporting on the sexual misconduct allegations. (RELATED: REPORT: Chris Cuomo Advised His Brother On How To Handle Sexual Harassment Allegations) According to newly released text messages, Cuomo appeared to lobby DeRosa to help prepare responses for his brother. “I panic every f*cking time I see your name… the...
    Donald Trump’s ongoing efforts to shield documents from the House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot took a hit on Tuesday night. Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the National Archives can turn over documents containing communications related to the riot can be turned over to the select committee. As it turned out, CNN’s Chris Cuomo happened to be interviewing committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) as news of the decision broke. It was a rare instance of a member of the news media delivering a news-worthy item to a politician rather than the other way around. The decision will almost certainly be appealed. “I actually have breaking news that you’re gonna want to weigh in on,” said Cuomo. “Control room, I don’t think we should take a break. If we have breaking news, we should go with it right now. Congressman Bennie Thompson, help me out with this. We just got word that there is a decision on the situation involving President Trump’s exercise of privilege. Trump will lose...
    Prosecutors investigating a groping allegation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are asking for more time, saying that a criminal complaint filed last week was “potentially defective.” Last week, the Albany County Sheriff's Department filed a criminal complaint accusing Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime following an investigation by the New York Attorney General into claims of sexual harassment by 11 women. Earlier story - Cuomo Expected To Be Charged With Allegedly Groping Former Aide, Reports Say In a twist of fate, on Friday, Nov. 5, Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked a judge for more time to complete its own investigation into the claims, stating that it lacks a sworn statement from the victim, Brittany Commisso. “We were in the middle of that investigation when the Sheriff unilaterally and inexplicably filed a complaint in this court,” Soares wrote in a letter to Judge Holly Trexler. “We were in the middle of that investigation when the Sheriff unilaterally and inexplicably filed a complaint with this Court. “Unfortunately, the filings in this matter are potentially defective in...
    Prosecutors investigating a groping allegation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are asking for more time, saying that a criminal complaint filed last week was “potentially defective.” Last week, the Albany County Sheriff's Department filed a criminal complaint accusing Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime following an investigation by the New York Attorney General into claims of sexual harassment by 11 women. Earlier story - Cuomo Expected To Be Charged With Allegedly Groping Former Aide, Reports Say In a twist of fate, on Friday, Nov. 5, Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked a judge for more time to complete its own investigation into the claims, stating that it lacks a sworn statement from the victim, Brittany Commisso. “We were in the middle of that investigation when the Sheriff unilaterally and inexplicably filed a complaint in this court,” Soares wrote in a letter to Judge Holly Trexler. “We were in the middle of that investigation when the Sheriff unilaterally and inexplicably filed a complaint with this Court. “Unfortunately, the filings in this matter are potentially defective in...
    (CNN)Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's arraignment on a count of forcible touching has been postponed following a request from the Albany district attorney.Albany County District Attorney David Soares said court filings in the misdemeanor forcible touching case against Cuomo are "potentially defective" and asked to delay Cuomo's arraignment. This story is breaking and will be updated.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James has fired back at Andrew Cuomo's claim that her report on the sexual harassment allegations against him was a politically motivated ploy to launch her candidacy for governor. Speaking to reporters on Monday in Manhattan days after announcing her own candidacy, James defended her August report that led directly to Cuomo's resignation as governor, according to the New York Post.  'Listen, we completed our investigation. Our investigation included thousands and thousands of pieces of evidence and substantiated and corroborated all of the allegations,' she said. 'The Sheriff of Albany County has engaged in an independent investigation and my work is done. But I believe the women,' added James, an elected Democrat. The fierce war of words comes as the 2022 New York governor's race heats up, with James openly challenging Cuomo's replacement, Democrat Kathy Hochul, and Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly mulling his own bid for the Executive Mansion.  New York Attorney General Letitia James has fired back at Andrew Cuomo's claim that her report on the sexual harassment allegations against him was politically motivated...
    (CNN)The Albany County sheriff on Friday said information about a misdemeanor forcible touching allegation that his office had filed in an Albany court against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had been posted quicker than his office anticipated, catching him and the local district attorney by surprise. But Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters he firmly believes his investigators' case against Cuomo is "solid." Cuomo, a Democrat who resigned from his post in August after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, is the subject of a misdemeanor charge in connection with an alleged incident at the governor's mansion on December 7, 2020.Apple said his office filed paperwork with Albany City Court that came back "at a relatively accelerated rate.""We thought the documents were going to be reviewed. We weren't expecting a five-minute turnaround," Apple said at a news conference. "We filed the paperwork looking for which process we should follow: would they want to issue a criminal arrest warrant or a criminal summons?"Read MoreComplaint alleging a sex crime has been filed against former NY Gov. Andrew CuomoApple said he had...
    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (WABC) -- If you're planning to run for governor of New York, Junior's in Brooklyn was the place to be Friday morning.Three potential candidates were under one roof. All are trying to replace the former governor, who is now under criminal investigation.NY Attorney General Letitia James certainly didn't share her plans at this annual pre-election breakfast."Let us march into those polls on Tuesday, deliver Eric Adams as our mayor," NY Attorney General Letitia James told those gathered.James certainly didn't share her plans at this annual pre-election breakfast. Instead, she rallied Democrats in support of mayoral candidate Eric Adams.But she is widely expected to announce her own candidacy for governor any day now.One-by-one, candidates dashed in and dashed out of Junior's, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is also thinking about running for governor, and current NY Governor Kathy Hochul.She of course took over for Cuomo after he resigned and wants to be elected to her own full term.RELATED | Andrew Cuomo's accusers "vindicated and relieved," attorney saysEMBED More News Videos Josh Einiger has more on the reaction...
    A misdemeanor complaint for a sex-crime related charge was filed Thursday against disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany City Court. “A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court. As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly,” Lucian Chalfen, Director of Public Information for the New York State Unified Court System, said in a statement obtained by the Washington Post. Summons may have been erroneously issued without redactions but a misdemeanor complaint against Cuomo is now on the books, per longtime NYS courts spokesman > https://t.co/QPPMXpyjuk — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 28, 2021 Confirmation of the charges filed against Cuomo come after the Times-Union reported that a summons against the befallen Democrat were issued erroneously. The Albany newspaper reports that the summons was issued without consent from the alleged victim, Brittany Commisso, or her lawyer, Brian Premo. A copy of the complaint alleges that Cuomo committed forcible touching at his official residence in December of 2020. “At the aforesaid date time and location the defendant Andrew M. Cuomo did intentionally, and for...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing criminal charges. It’s an outgrowth of Attorney General Letitia James‘ sexual harassment investigation, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. READ MORE: Cuomo criminal complaint The charge is forcible touching. The complaint, filed by the Albany County sheriff, charges Cuomo with intentionally touching a former aide, “for the purpose of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires.” It came after former aide Brittany Commisso brought the case to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. “To me, this was a dream job and, unfortunately, it turned into a nightmare,” Commisso said back in early August. TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals Commisso was talking about her charge that Cuomo groped her at the Executive Mansion while working with him on his state of the state speech. At the time, he asked her to take a selfie using her phone. The incident led to a formal misdemeanor complaint being filed by the Albany County sheriff. “He put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my...
    NEW YORK (CNN) — A misdemeanor complaint alleging a sex crime has been filed against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned from his post after multiple women came forward alleging inappropriate touching. This story is breaking and will be updated. (©2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.)
    (CNN)A misdemeanor complaint alleging a sex crime has been filed against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned from his post after multiple women came forward alleging inappropriate touching.Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York state courts, confirmed to CNN that a misdemeanor complaint against the former Democratic governor has been filed in Albany City Court."As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly," Chalfen said in a statement to CNN. Cuomo has repeatedly denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, allowing that he made mistakes, but always insisting that the more serious accusations were untrue.CNN has reached out to Cuomo's attorneys and spokesperson, the Albany district attorney and Albany Sheriff's Department.Read MoreThis story is breaking and will be updated.
    Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor, a clerk at Albany Criminal Court confirmed to The Daily Beast on Thursday. The alleged victim’s identity is unknown, and further details of the allegation are unclear. More to come
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul holds an early advantage over potential Democratic primary challengers, according to a newly released Siena College poll. In a preview of the June primary, the incumbent governor leads her closest potential opponents by between 14 and 19 points in multiple scenarios, pollsters found after questioning New York State voters. In the first five-way scenario, Hochul took an early advantage over the man she replaced, Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 31 percent of the vote versus 17 percent. Other candidates include Attorney General Letitia James at 14 percent, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams at 7 percent, and Mayor Bill de Blasio at 6 percent. According to the poll, if the embattled Cuomo is removed from the equation, the numbers shift to 39 percent for Hochul, followed by James (20 percent), de Blasio (10 percent), and Williams (8 percent). In a straight head-to-head matchup, Hochul leads James by a 47 to 31 margin. Despite earning the nod against her potential primary opponents, Hochul has seen her favorability dip slightly, according to the poll, from...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York Attorney General Letitia James remained quiet as allies of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the investigation that led to his resignation, but she used a speech Wednesday before the Association for a Better New York to say, "That changes today."James' investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including a state trooper assigned to his security detail, which Cuomo has denied."The former governor has spent a lot of energy criticizing it and me," James said. "Until now, I've chosen to take the high road. I've chosen not to respond in detail. That changes today."ALSO READ | Equity Report: Racial gaps in health insurance in New York CityEMBED More News Videos COVID-19 doesn't discriminate against who gets sick, but some some groups have been hit harder. And they're the most likely not to have insurance. James used the speech to sharply criticize the former governor and his treatment of women."Mr. Cuomo broke the laws he championed," James said. "He has never taken responsibility for his own conduct. He has never held himself...
    Chris Cuomo isn’t the only high-profile CNN host accused of inappropriate touching.  The attorney for the man who accused fellow CNN host Don Lemon of a sexually charged assault expects the case to finally end up in court early next year after a prolonged legal process. It’s been over two years since Dustin Hice filed an explosive lawsuit against Lemon – who is openly gay – accusing the "CNN Tonight" host of assault and battery at a bar on New York's Long Island during the summer of 2018.  DON LEMON'S ASSAULT ACCUSER SAYS CNN ANCHOR A 'LIAR AND HYPOCRITE' WITH #METOO COVERAGE Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo engage in a nightly handoff where they briefly overlap to discuss current events with playful banter. "[Lemon] put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into Plaintiff's mustache and under Plaintiff's nose," according to the lawsuit, filed Aug. 11, 2019 in Suffolk County Court. "Lemon intensely pushed his fingers against Plaintiff’s face under Plaintiff’s nose, forcing Plaintiff’s head...
    CNN has kept viewers in the dark about its most-watched host Chris Cuomo being accused of sexually harassing a veteran television journalist when they worked at ABC News. Former executive producer Shelley Ross outlined an incident where Cuomo squeezed the cheek of her buttock without her permission in 2005 in a guest essay for the New York Times on Friday. She also produced an email where Cuomo appeared to admit to the incident and apologize for his behavior. The CNN host then reiterated his apology to Ross in a statement to the Times.  CNN has kept viewers in the dark about its most-watched host Chris Cuomo being accused of sexually harassing a former co-worker.  CNN has not covered the story on air through 9 a.m. ET on Monday, according to a search of the network’s archives using Grabien Media.  CHRIS CUOMO SILENT ON HIS OWN SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL DURING CNN SHOW FOLLOWING BROTHER'S SAGA Ross wrote that she doesn’t want Cuomo to lose his job for groping her. Instead, she hopes he uses his platform to "journalistically repent" for...
    CNN's Brian Stelter did not address his colleague Chris Cuomo's newest scandal on "Reliable Sources" Sunday, instead dedicating airtime to the Jan. 6 riots, "misleading" coverage of the budget battles on Capitol Hill, the rise of substack, and a flurry of upcoming Britney Spears documentaries, among other topics. The "Cuomo Prime Time" host was accused of sexual harassment last week by his former colleague Shelley Ross, a veteran TV producer. Ross alleged in a New York Times guest essay that Cuomo had grabbed her buttock at an event in 2005 when the two of them worked at ABC News.  CHRIS CUOMO SILENT ON HIS OWN SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL DURING CNN SHOW FOLLOWING BROTHER'S SAGA But last week's accusation was just one of a few scandals Cuomo has been the subject of the past year at CNN. Stelter addressed one of those conflicts of interest last month when he weighed in on the awkwardness of Cuomo avoiding coverage of his older brother New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal, which eventually led to his resignation. A report from the office...
    (CNN)The Human Rights Campaign has terminated its president Alphonso David following an investigation last month over his actions while assisting former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was responding to an allegation of sexual harassment, according to a statement from the HRC.In a response on social media, David said the termination was unjust. "As a Black, gay man who has spent his whole life fighting for civil and human rights, they cannot shut me up. Expect a legal challenge," he wrote.The dispute followed the resignation last month of the three-term governor following an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James. In its aftermath, attention was focused on allies who helped shape Cuomo's response to the allegations, which ​included alleged instances of retaliation against at least one accuser. James released her report on August 3, concluding that Cuomo "sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law." Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10. He denied the sexual harassment allegations, saying he never touched anyone inappropriately but acknowledged that some of his behavior made others uncomfortable.Read MoreIn her report, James noted...
    Former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo is reportedly plotting revenge on those who ousted him from his position in power — including Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. Reporters and political aides told Politico Playbook that former Cuomo adviser Richard Azzopardi has been attempting to salvage Cuomo’s career by planting stories about Cuomo’s enemies, asking journalists to question the New York attorney general’s report about the former governor, and offering quotes questioning Hochul’s competence. “The fever [with] which they are doing this — to relitigate the past and undermine Hochul — is incredible,” one reporter told Playbook. “They don’t seem to see that they are out of power and no one cares.” (RELATED: TIME’S UP CEO Resigns Over Ties To Cuomo Investigation) Cuomo hired Azzopardi using some of the $18 million in re-election campaign funds, Playbook reported — a sum that he plans to use to attack his political enemies, said political aides and operatives who formerly worked for Cuomo. “What is a man to do with $18 million, a lot of enemies and a desire for revenge?” Hank...
                      by Mary Margaret Olohan  Calls for TIME’S UP co-founder Tina Tchen to resign are growing amid more and more evidence that she worked against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers. “Time’s Up managed to twist victim advocacy to protecting sexual predators in power,” President Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday morning. “Tina Tchen in her role at Time’s Up was entrusted with a sacred duty of holding survivors’ trust as they navigate coming forward about sexual abuse by a powerful man,” she added. “These recent revelations demonstrate not her dereliction in her basic duties to survivors but her using her power to silence and discredit us.” TIME’S UP co-founder Roberta Kaplan resigned Aug. 9 after investigators found she aided the Cuomo administration in discrediting his accusers, according to a report by the New York attorney general’s office. That report found that Cuomo had “sexually harassed a number of State employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching” and “offensive and sexually suggestive comments.” Tchen was also...
    Calls for TIME’S UP co-founder Tina Tchen to resign are growing amid more and more evidence that she worked against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers. A Wednesday evening report from the Washington Post found that Tchen told colleagues not to back Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan. “The audacity of Tina Tchen to remain in her position after all of this news is really a slap in the face,” said Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett. “I don’t understand how she can be a leader in this space anymore.” Calls for TIME’S UP co-founder Tina Tchen to resign are growing amid more and more evidence that she worked against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers. “Time’s Up managed to twist victim advocacy to protecting sexual predators in power,” President Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday morning. (RELATED: TIME’S UP Waged War On Kavanaugh But Covered For Cuomo and Biden) “Tina Tchen in her role at Time’s Up was entrusted with a sacred duty of holding survivors’ trust as they navigate coming forward about...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his reputation and lashed out at some of his fellow Democrats on Monday ahead of his departure from the governor's mansion in Albany. The three-term governor, set to resign from office Tuesday, targeted New York Attorney General Letitia James specifically in his farewell address. James's report on the governor, published earlier this month, reported the allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women were substantiated with evidence. "The attorney general's report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic, and it worked," said Cuomo, who insisted later that he is a "fighter" whose instinct would have him continue to fight the "unjust" circumstances of his resignation. "There will be another time to talk about the truth and ethics of the recent situation involving me," Cuomo also said. "When government politicizes allegations, and the headlines condemn without facts, you undermine the justice system, and that doesn't serve women, and it doesn't serve men or society." CUOMO RESIGNATION WILL NOT BE DELAYED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM HENRI James...
    In one of his last major directives while in office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mandated on Monday that all health care workers in the state be vaccinated against COVID. The State Department of Health, according to the announcement, will issue special orders to all privately-operated hospitals, long term care facilities and nursing homes in the state to develop policies that all employees must receive their first vaccine dose by September 27. So far, roughly 75 percent of the state's 450,000 hospital workers, 74 percent of the state's adult care facility workers and 68 percent of the state's 145,000 nursing home workers have been vaccinated, Cuomo's office reported.  He cited the emergence of the Indian Delta variant as the main consideration behind the mandate. It has driven daily positives up 1,000 percent over the past six weeks, he said, and over 80 percent of new cases have been the result of the highly contagious variant.  A spokesperson for Cuomo's office told DailyMail,com that the details of consequences for businesses or workers that refuse the mandate were still being worked out.  ...
    (CNN)The New York State Department of Health issued an order Monday requiring all healthcare workers be vaccinated against Covid-19 by September 27, according to a statement released by outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office."We must now act again to stop the spread. Our healthcare heroes led the battle against the virus, and now we need them to lead the battle between the variant and the vaccine," Cuomo said in the statement, noting that new daily cases have increased significantly over the last six weeks.Monday's vaccination mandate comes weeks after Cuomo announced that all patient-facing healthcare workers at state hospitals must get vaccinated with no testing options. Cuomo is now requiring all healthcare workers including staff at "nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings" be vaccinated by the September deadline."The data and science tell us that getting more people vaccinated as quickly as possible is the best way to keep people safe, prevent further mutations, and enable us to resume our daily routines," New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. "This mandate will both help close the vaccination...
    New York state’s assembly speaker announced Friday that impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo have been suspended. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat, released a statement explaining that the governor’s recent resignation has triggered the move to suspend the impeachment proceedings against him. "There are two reasons for the decision, "First, the purpose of the Assembly Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation was to determine whether Governor Cuomo should remain in office. The governor's resignation answers that directive. Second, we have been advised by Chair Lavine - with the assistance of counsel - of the belief that the constitution does not authorize the legislature to impeach and remove an elected official who is no longer in office." Cuomo resigned earlier this week amid multiple scandals including allegations that he sexually harassed several women. When he stepped down, he said he will leave office in 14 days.
    Former close allies and employees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo have abandoned the New York Democrat as he prepares to leave office.  Cuomo announced his resignation as governor on Tuesday following a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James which found he sexually harassed 11 women between 2013 and 2020.  Prior to the report, Cuomo received lavish praise from both media pundits and fellow Democrats for his management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Referred to as the "Love Gov," Cuomo was routinely hailed as a "real leader" despite reports of his administration undercounting COVID-19 deaths after signing an executive order that sent seniors who tested positive for COVID-19 to nursing homes. When accusations of sexual harassment surfaced, allies of the governor began to distance themselves but it reached a boiling point after the state's attorney general report. The same media outlets and officials who were praising the Democratic governor, quickly turned against him. Some of Cuomo’s most notable allies and former employees have now come out, revealing how the governor abused his power.  Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack...
    CNN host Brian Stelter has admitted the 'optics' of banning Chris Cuomo from talking about sex pest claims made against his brother are a 'problem' and says Chris's show could be canceled if viewers turn off over the scandal.  Speaking in a six minute monologue Sunday, Stelter confirmed that Chris has been banned from discussing his brother on his nightly Prime Time show, and that CNN staff were divided at over the scandal, which saw Chris advise Andrew on how to response to claims made against him by 11 women. That number has now jumped to 13.  'Management has been clear about its position: he is not covering the governor on TV, period,' Stelter said. 'He is not talking about it at all.'    Stelter also defended the decision not to suspend Chris - who he insisted is taking a long-planned vacation from Monday, in a bid to shoot down rumors that his colleague has been 'canceled' when he disappears from screens.  CNN host Brian Stelter confirmed that Chris Cuomo has been banned from discussing his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on television...
    More On: andrew cuomo New York State Trooper union calls on Cuomo to resign amid allegations State gov has ‘imploded’ amid Cuomo sexual harassment scandal: NY pol ‘Enabler-in-chief’: Cuomo accusers sound off on top aide’s sudden resignation Who is Brittany Commisso, the latest Cuomo accuser to go public? Two more women approached the state Attorney General’s Office with allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo after Attorney General Letitia James released her sexual harassment report against him last week, The Post has learned.But the women were told the AG’s investigation was officially over and were referred to local law enforcement authorities, a source familiar with the matter said. It’s unclear who the women are, what they allege Cuomo did to them or where and when the alleged incidents took place. James wasn’t even briefed on their allegations, the source said. The report accused Cuomo of sexually harassing 11 women, nine of whom are current or former state employees. They include Brittany Commisso, 32, who in an interview broadcast Monday on “CBS This Morning” said Cuomo, 63, groped her breast in...
    Melissa DeRosa, the secretary and a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resigned less than a week after the release of a report detailing sexual harassment allegations against her boss. DeRosa, who resigned on Sunday according to a statement obtained by NY1, called her time working for the Empire State "the greatest honor" of her life. She made no mention of New York Attorney General Letitia James's investigation. “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve the people of New York for the past 10 years. New Yorkers’ resilience, strength, and optimism through the most difficult times has inspired me every day. Personally, the past 2 years have been emotionally and mentally trying. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such talented and committed colleagues on behalf of our state," she said. CUOMO IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION HEAD WARNS OF 'SEVERE REPRECUSSIONS' AFTER SENIOR AIDE'S TWEET James and her staff investigated several sexual harassment claims against the governor. Their report, released on Tuesday, found that Cuomo sexually harassed and intimidated 11 women...
    NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is running out of time and friends as he stares down the prospect of being the first New York governor impeached in more than 100 years -- with his own party leading the way.Days after state Attorney General Letitia James, also a Democrat, released a detailed report that found he had sexually harassed 11 women, violating state and federal law, the three-term governor -- one of the most powerful figures the state has seen in a generation -- is bleeding support at home and among the Democratic Party's national heavyweights. The state legislature is poised to move ahead with impeachment proceedings and those seeking to remove him from office appear to have the votes to do it.But Cuomo has signaled he will not go without another round of fighting, despite what the James report described as a "deeply disturbing yet clear picture" of his wrongdoing. Even before the findings of the independent investigators hired by James -- as part of a probe that the governor referred to her office and claimed would exonerate him...
                        – – – Photo “Andrew Cuomo” by Delta News Hub CC-BY 2.0 and photo “Lindsey Boylan” by Lindsey Boylan. 
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany County sheriff plans to hold a news conference Saturday to discuss a criminal complaint his office received this week from an aide who says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo groped her breast at the governor’s state residence. Sheriff Craig Apple said on Twitter that “no reports will be released and details will be limited” at the 12 p.m. news conference. “Please understand this is an active investigation,” he said. The complaint is the first known instance where a woman has made an official report with a law enforcement agency over alleged misconduct by Cuomo. The sheriff’s office has said the Democratic governor could be arrested if investigators or the county district attorney determine he committed a crime. The aide who filed the report has accused Cuomo of reaching under her shirt and fondling her when they were alone in a room at the Executive Mansion last year. The woman also told investigators with the attorney general’s office that Cuomo once rubbed her rear end while they were posing together for a photo. Cuomo’s lawyer,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Albany County sheriff will hold a news conference Saturday regarding a complaint containing allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The woman who filed the complaint was not identified by name, but she is referred to in this week's report as "Executive Assistant #1.""Since approximately late 2019, the governor engaged in a pattern of inappropriate conduct with Executive Assistant #1," the report said.RELATED | Full details of 11 complaints against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to AG reportEMBED More News Videos Raw Video: Attorneys Joon Kim and Anne Clark detail some of the allegations the investigated against Gov. Cuomo. The conduct included close and intimate hugs, kisses, touching and grabbing of her backside and suggestive remarks, according the investigators.She is believed to be the first of the 11 women to file a complaint with police.EMBED More News VideosSonia Rincon has the latest on the complaint filed against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Meanwhile, Cuomo's attorneys accused Attorney General Letitia James of omitting important contrary facts in her report released Tuesday that accused the governor of sexually harassing 11 women."There has been...
    An attorney for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to refute the accounts of two women who have accused the governor of engaging in a pattern of sexual harassment. The attorney, Rita Glavin, also accused state investigators of conducting an unfair investigation into the claims.  "The governor deserves to be treated fairly and he must be. That did not happen here. This was one-sided. And he was ambushed," she said in a news conference. Glavin said investigators with the New York Attorney General's office failed to conduct an "open-minded" inquiry and accused them of acting "as prosecutors, judge and jury." She also attempted to dispute a timeline given by an unnamed accuser, identified as "Executive Assistant #1" in a recent report on the investigation.  Speaking to investigators, the assistant described instances where the governor behaved inappropriately, including in an alleged incident reported to police. "The Governor, during a hug, reached under (her) blouse and grabbed her breast," the report says. The claims were initially made to an Albany newspaper, the Times Union. Glavin claimed there was evidence, including emails...
    This is the first known instance of the allegations against Cuomo being officially reported to a law enforcement agency. The independent investigation conducted by Attorney General Letitia James's office was a civil investigation and did not reach a conclusion as to whether the governor's conduct "amounts to or should be the subject of criminal prosecution." Sheriff Craig Apple told the New York Post that the governor could be arrested if the allegations are substantiated. "The end result could either be it sounds substantiated and an arrest is made and it would be up to the DA to prosecute the arrest," he said. "Just because of who it is we are not going to rush it or delay it," the sheriff added. According to the unknown victim, since late 2019 Cuomo engaged in a pattern of inappropriate conduct with her, including unwanted touching, kisses, close and intimate hugs, and inappropriate comments and jokes about the woman's personal life, her relationships, and questions about whether she would ever cheat on her husband. ...
    (CNN)A criminal complaint against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been filed with the Albany Sheriff's Office by a former staffer who is among the 11 whose sexual harassment allegations against the embattled Democrat were detailed in the state attorney general's report released earlier this week.The complaint was confirmed to CNN by an attorney representing the anonymous accuser and a second source with direct knowledge. Albany County Undersheriff William Rice confirmed to CNN that a criminal complaint was filed by an unnamed accuser Thursday, but he did not go into details about the complaint.The woman, identified only as "Executive Assistant 1," was among the 11 women who accused Cuomo of sexually harassing them in a report released Tuesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James' office."Executive Assistant 1" told investigators that Cuomo grabbed her buttocks during hugs and a photo, according to the report. In testimony, Cuomo has denied inappropriately touching the woman.The state attorney general's report also detailed an allegation, previously reported by the Albany Times Union, of an incident at the governor's mansion in which Cuomo allegedly reached...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of the women who says Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her has filed a criminal complaint. The charges were filed Thursday with the Albany sheriff’s office, CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer confirms. READ MORE: New York State Assembly Gives Cuomo 1 Week To Defend Himself In Sexual Harassment Investigation WATCH: N.Y. Attorney General James’ Press Conference On Report  WEB EXTRA: Read The Report | Exhibits 1 | Exhibits 2 | Exhibits 3 | Cuomo’s Response READ MORE: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment Allegations, Nursing Home Deaths After New York Attorney General Letitia James’ bombshell report earlier this week, the Manhattan, Nassau and Westchester county district attorneys joined the Albany DA in requesting more information for possible criminal investigations. This is the first criminal complaint to be filed. WATCH: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Press Conference In Response Check back with CBS2, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing at North Shore University Hospital, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhasset, New York, May 6, 2020.Brendan McDermid | Reuters A former staffer for embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who previously told investigators that he touched her backside as they took a selfie photo together, has filed a criminal complaint against the Democrat, an upstate sheriff said, according to a new report Friday. The Albany County District Attorney's Office, which already was investigating Cuomo, since has been notified of the woman's complaint, according to The New York Post. The newspaper reported that the woman who made that complaint was identified earlier this week in a damning official report on Cuomo as "Executive Assistant #1." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James' report detailing multiple, corroborated sexual harassment charges against New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly dominated headlines and airwaves. However, the original reports of accusations did not receive nearly the same reaction from mainstream media. Since December, Cuomo has faced several harassment allegations against him by multiple women. Many media outlets also appeared initially reluctant to report on the growing controversy. Following Lindsey Boylan’s original accusation in December, CNN hesitated to discuss the news until February following an essay from Boylan. In a brief mention by anchor John King, the network reported the news while also highlighting Boylan’s campaign to be Manhattan Borough President. CNN BROADCASTS LARGELY IGNORE CHRIS CUOMO’S INVOLVEMENT IN BROTHER ANDREW CUOMO’S SEXUAL HARASSMANET SCANDALS "In a statement from Cuomo’s office, four staffers who were on that flight dispute Boylan’s story and the governor’s press secretary says her claims of inappropriate behavior are ‘quite simply false.’ Boylan is running for Manhattan borough president. She first accused the governor of sexual harassment on Twitter back in December," King said. Fellow CNN anchor...
    Texas Democrat Jessica Cisneros, who campaigned with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her 2020 House campaign. The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● TX-28: Immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros announced Thursday that she would seek a rematch against Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, a conservative Democrat who defeated her 52-48 in a very expensive 2020 primary. The current version of the 28th District, which includes Laredo, has been reliably blue turf for some time, but like other heavily Latino seats in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, it lurched hard toward Trump last year: Joe Biden won 52-47 in a seat that Hillary Clinton had carried 58-38, though Cuellar won his general election 58-39 against an unheralded Republican foe. Cuellar is a longtime force in local politics who has spent his decades in public life frustrating fellow Democrats, and his nine terms in Congress have been no different. In 2014, for...
    CNN's scandal-plagued anchor Chris Cuomo has kept quiet about the political woes hanging over his embattled brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but much of his coverage this week has been dedicated to attacking Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Cuomo brothers have had a rough few days after New York Attorney General Letitia James released her damning report outlining 11 sexual harassment allegations against the governor, which has sparked growing calls for his resignation and efforts to carry on with impeachment. The CNN anchor was also swept up in the report, revealing he took part in drafting a statement responding to the misconduct allegations earlier this year.  Notably, the younger Cuomo has stayed silent and avoided the controversy entirely on "Cuomo Prime Time" after twice offering uncomfortable statements to viewers responding to other chapters of the Cuomo saga in March and in May.  CNN EXECS REPORTEDLY SUGGESTED CHRIS CUOMO TAKE ‘TEMPORARY LEAVE’ TO ADVISE BROTHER AMID SCANDALS "I do think it is appropriate that Chris himself not cover his brother, but a separate reporter should be providing news...
    HARRISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Kenneth Vermeer made three saves for his fifth shutout of the season and FC Cincinnati tied the New York Red Bulls 0-0 on Wednesday night. Cincinnati (3-7-6) has lost only two of its last nine matches — with four clean sheets. New York (5-7-4) had its winless streak extended to five matches. READ MORE: De Blasio: Cuomo Should Be Charged Over Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims In AG Investigation ???? Carlos Coronel is your @Audi Man of the Match! ???? pic.twitter.com/whibmFwJ7c — New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) August 5, 2021 READ MORE: Broadway Returns After Nearly 17-Month Shutdown With 1st Performances Of Pass Over Patryk Klimala nearly scored for New York in the fifth minute with a shot off the crossbar. New York goalkeeper Carlos Coronel made two saves for his fifth shutout. MORE NEWS: Political Consultant: New York States Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo Could Get Very Ugly (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
    NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resistance to leaving office after a damning investigation from the New York attorney general's office has prompted renewed calls for his impeachment across the state.The investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James' office found that Cuomo, a Democrat, engaged in "unwelcome and nonconsensual touching" and made comments of a "suggestive" sexual nature.New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who launched an impeachment inquiry against Cuomo in March, said Tuesday that the governor has "lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority," and "can no longer remain in office."Here's what you need to know about the impeachment process:What is New York's impeachment process?The New York State Assembly is tasked with carrying out the vote to impeach Cuomo, according to the New York State Constitution. The Assembly, which is made up of 150 lawmakers, needs only a majority vote to impeach for what the Constitution calls "misconduct or malversation."The New York Assembly is overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats, with the party holding 106 of the 150 seats. Seventy-six votes are needed to impeach...
    The White House dismissed Wednesday the idea of an independent investigation into women’s allegations against President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching or actions. The New York Post’s Stephen Nelson asked press secretary Jen Psaki during the daily press briefing if the White House would support an investigation into allegations from female Secret Service agents complaining of Biden skinny dipping at his pool in front of them when he was vice president and allegations of sexual assault by one of his former Senate aides Tara Reade. Psaki dismissed the idea of an investigation, claiming the allegations were already “heavily litigated” during the 2020 presidential campaign. In 2020, President Joe Biden adamantly denied Reade’s claims leading many corporate media outlets to drop the story. Some outlets even wrote opposition research articles against Reade to question her credibility. “I understand you are eager to come back to it,” Psaki replied to Nelson. Psaki reiterated Biden’s support for women who felt mistreated by men in politics. “The president has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki fended off questions about sexual misconduct allegations leveled against President Biden Wednesday following the commander-in-chief’s decision to call on embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following a harassment probe. "Should there be an independent investigation of allegations into the president as there was into Gov. Cuomo?" New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked Psaki, after summarizing a number of allegations that surfaced against Biden during the 2020 campaign. "The president has been clear and outspoken about the importance of women being respected and having their voices heard and being allowed to tell their stories and people treating them with respect," Psaki replied. White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) CUOMO ACCUSER STATE TROOPER ALLEGED ‘CREEPY’ BEHAVIOR, INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING She said that was still the president’s policy. "That was heavily litigated during the campaign," Psaki added. "I understand you’re eager to come back to it, but I don’t have anything further other than...