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    A new report commissioned by the New York State Assembly found “overwhelming evidence” that former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed state employees. The report, released Monday, was ordered by State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie as part of an impeachment inquiry into the sexual harassment allegations, the purposeful under-counting of nursing home COVID-19 deaths and Cuomo’s instruction that state employees contribute to his book during work hours. Cuomo resigned from office in August rather than face impeachment. He has been accused of sexual harassment by at least eleven women, including multiple assistants in his office and a state trooper on his protective detail. A report released by state Attorney General Letitia James buttressed those claims, and the former governor was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime in October. (RELATED: ‘Gratifying His Sexual Desires’: Andrew Cuomo Charged With Sex Crime For Allegedly Groping Woman) NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 03: New York Attorney General Letitia James presents the findings of an independent investigation into accusations by multiple women that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them on August...
    The New York Assembly’s highly-anticipated investigative report into former Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was released Monday morning, covering a wide variety of allegations including sexual harassment, abuse of state resources for personal gain, and misleading the public about Covid-19 related deaths. The report, compiled by the New York City law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and released by Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, is the end result of the impeachment inquiry by the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Cuomo, a once-popular governor and rising star in the Democratic Party, resigned as governor in August following allegations of sexual harassment and was formally charged with “forcible touching” by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office in October. “We conclude that there is overwhelming evidence that the former Governor engaged in sexual harassment,” the Assembly’s report reads. The report additionally details how, after receiving a $5.1 million book deal, the then-governor “used state resources” and staff to “write, publish and promote” it. Cuomo was heavily criticized while in office for Covid-19 related deaths and underreporting the data related to nursing homes. The report “confirmed press...
    The former boss of Chris Cuomo, who accused the CNN anchor of inappropriately touching her at a party in 2005, claims he is "no more enlightened today" after he responded to her allegation when it went public last week. Shelley Ross, the former executive producer of Cuomo’s show Primetime Live, wrote in an op-ed published by the New York Times on Friday that alleged he grabbed her buttock in front of her husband while at a going away party for a colleague 16 years ago. He apologized to her in an email a short time later, she added. ANDREW CUOMO BLASTS OUSTER AS 'POLITICS' Cuomo's response to the op-ed was published within it. He said the “interaction was not sexual in nature. It happened 16 years ago in a public setting when she was a top executive at ABC. I apologized to her then, and I meant it." Ross told Business Insider that his reaction to her coming forward demonstrated a lack of understanding on his part. "I don't acknowledge that there's anything that...
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Andrew Cuomo has officially resigned as governor of New York. Cuomo’s resignation was effective at midnight, and Kathy Hochul is set to be sworn in at 12:01. Cuomo is stepping down two weeks after a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office concluded he sexually harassed eleven women. Cuomo has repeatedly denied the allegations and continued railing against the process in his farewell address. The investigation began after women like Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett came forward with allegations the governor sexually harassed them. Cuomo has also come under serious scrutiny for his leadership during the covid-19 pandemic, particularly on the issue of covid deaths in nursing homes. A report James’ office released a few months ago said that those deaths may have been undercounted “by as much as 50 percent.” During a recent press conference, Hochul said that “no one who was named of doing anything unethical” in the attorney general’s sexual harassment report “will remain in my administration.” Cuomo officially submitted his resignation letter earlier Monday night. Have a tip we should know?...
    Soon-to-be former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who officially resigned from the post on Monday amid sexual harassment allegations, sent one final message to New Yorkers on an alert system he used regularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who had signed up for alerts from the state received the email, which the governor regularly used to deliver updates about the pandemic. "We didn’t get everything done we wanted to, and we didn’t always get it quite right, but I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that every day I worked my hardest, I gave it my all, to deliver for you," Cuomo wrote. He posted the same message on Twitter. Cuomo touted some of the successes achieved during his nearly three-year tenure, including passing Marriage Equality and establishing a $15 minimum wage. CUOMO CALLS AG PROBE 'POLITICAL FIRECRACKER,' TAKES SHOTS AT FAR-LEFT DEMS IN FAREWELL ADDRESS Earlier in the day, Cuomo delivered his final public address, in which he maintained innocence and cast doubt on a report that found he sexually harassed multiple women. Cuomo will...
    It appears that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation will not be enough for citizens of his state, a majority of whom want him to face criminal charges after an investigation found he sexually harassed multiple women. According to a new poll from Data for Progress, 52 percent of New York voters want soon-to-be-former Gov. Cuomo to face criminal charges for his alleged abuse of power while in office. NEW YORK, NY – August 03: New York Attorney General Letitia James (C) and independent investigators Anne L. Clark (L) and Joon H. Kim present the findings of an independent investigation into accusations by multiple women that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them on August 3, 2021 in New York City. The investigators concluded that the Governor sexually harassed multiple women. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) “Voters support Cuomo being charged with a crime by a 23-point margin, with 52% of voters in favor of Cuomo being criminally charged while 29% opposed criminal charges and 19% said they did not know,” reported Data for Progress. “78% of New...
    "I fully expect to. I'm prepared for this," she said, noting that she has "led a life working in every level of government from Congress to local government." She said that she will "ask the voters at some point for their faith in me again. But right now, I need their faith, I need their prayers, and I need their support to make sure we get this right." TODAY In 30: 1-On-1 With Dr. Fauci & Incoming NY Gov. Kathy Hochul youtu.be Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will step down as governor. His resignation is slated to take effect in two weeks. "I agree with Governor Cuomo's decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers. As someone who has served at all levels of government and is next in the line of succession, I am prepared to lead as New York State's 57th Governor," Hochul tweeted earlier this week. Cuomo has served at the helm of New York since 2011. When Hochul, 62, assumes...
    Apparently speaking about Andrew Cuomo, Kelly said that the man "was born into such a family of privilege, he and his loser brother on CNN," and she contended that the brothers never would have achieved their positions if it weren't for "their daddy and his name." Kelly said that Chris Cuomo has "lost all credibility" and that she believes "at a minimum this guy needs to be turfed for a long time, if not let out of that post." Andrew Cuomo announced this week that he will step down from the governorship. His resignation will take effect later this month. He had faced a barrage of calls to resign from members of his own party over a report that concluded he had sexually harassed multiple women. "The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," state Attorney General Letitia James said last week at a new conference. "Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging...
    President Joe Biden told reporters Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's downfall was 'sad' because he had done a 'hell of a job' as governor before an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women.   'I respect the governor's decision and I respect the decision he made,' Biden said doing Q&A with reporters after giving infrastructure remarks Tuesday afternoon. When asked specifically to grade the governor's performance, Biden clarified that CBS' Ed O'Keefe meant outside the harassment allegations. O'Keefe said he did.  'I thought he's done a hell of a job. I thought he's done a hell of a job,' Biden said, highlighting specificially voting rights and infrastructure. 'That's why it's so sad.' That response prompted CNN's Kaitlan Collins to pop up and ask how Biden could say that since the governor had been accused of sexually harassing women.  President Joe Biden called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation 'sad' during a back-and-forth with reporters at the White House Tuesday, after calling on the Democrat to resign a week ago New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives to depart in his helicopter...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:45 a.m. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver remarks in the wake of a bombshell report by the state Attorney General's Office, which found that he had sexually harassed at least 11 women and oversaw a hostile work environment in his office. The New York Assembly Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it expects to finish reviewing evidence for impeachment within the next few weeks. The governor is expected to address the 165-page report, which includes interviews with 179 witnesses and a review of thousands of documents. The monthslong probe found that Cuomo "sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," Attonery General Letitia James said at a press conference last week. There were no specific penalties tied to the report, James noted. Cuomo strongly denied the claims of the report last week. "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances," Cuomo said. "I am 63 years old. I've lived my entire adult...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  Over half of New York voters think Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be criminally charged after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women, a new poll shows. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 55% of voters think Cuomo should be charged with a crime, while just 29% said the opposite. It also found that 70% believe Cuomo should resign from office and that he has lost his ability to govern, while 25% believe he should not. If Cuomo does not resign, as he first indicated when the allegations surfaced in March and doubled down on this week, then 63% of voters believe he should be impeached and removed from office. The 615-person poll, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points, was conducted on Aug. 4 and 5, beginning one day after New York Attorney General Letitia James found that Cuomo not only sexually harassed multiple women, but that he had subjected his own staffers and employees to offensive and sexually charged comments, pressuring them to keep quiet after...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top aide, resigns a week after report found the governor sexually harassed 11 women. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A panel on “Meet the Press” agreed Sunday that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign. “It’s not a matter of if, but when,” Chuck Todd, host of NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” said. Panelists included Amy Walter, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Cook Political Report, Jake Sherman, co-founder of the Punchbowl News website, former Democratic Maryland Rep. Donna Edward and former White House political director for George W. Bush, Sara Fagen. WATCH: Todd clarified that, if impeached, Cuomo would never be able to hold public office again in New York. He also said it would be too late for Cuomo to announce he won’t resign or run for re-election. “Other politicians have been able to survive,” Walter said. “We think about Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. In part, because they had the base with them. Both of those still had core support from their base. You go back and look at the polling. Even a month ago, chuck, 50-something percent of Democrats said he shouldn’t be impeached. Today 50-something percent of Democrats say Cuomo should be impeached....
    HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher has urged embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign, saying the governor will be impeached if he doesn’t voluntarily step down. He also called the governor a “sleaze” and joked Anthony Weiner wants to go on a double date with him. Bill Maher made the comments during Friday’s episode of Real Time, during which he re-capped the findings of  New York Attorney General Letitia James (D). “Yes, the report came back. Yes, sleaze,” the comedian said. “Democrats are dropping him like he’s made of gluten.” Watch below: The attorney general report found Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state law. In all, the investigation concluded Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women, including nine current or former state employees. Maher noted Andrew Cuomo has lost support from President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “No really, he has no friends now. Biden called on him to resign, Nancy Pelosi called on him to resign, Chuck Schumer, yes, called on him to resign, Anthony Weiner...
    Over half of New York voters think Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be criminally charged after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women, a new poll shows. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 55% of voters think Cuomo should be charged with a crime, while just 29% said the opposite. It also found that 70% believe Cuomo should resign from office and that he has lost his ability to govern, while 25% believe he should not. If Cuomo does not resign, as he first indicated when the allegations surfaced in March and doubled down on this week, then 63% of voters believe he should be impeached and removed from office. The 615-person poll, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points, was conducted on Aug. 4 and 5, beginning one day after New York Attorney General Letitia James found that Cuomo not only sexually harassed multiple women, but that he had subjected his own staffers and employees to offensive and sexually charged comments, pressuring them to keep quiet after he did so. (RELATED: ‘He’s A Serial Sexual...
    Over 80 New York state Assembly lawmakers said they would support starting the process of impeaching Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoHarassment report shows CNN's Cuomo played ongoing role in advising brother following allegations Democratic governors call on Cuomo to resign Cuomo accuser says she feels 'vindicated' by NY attorney general report MORE (D) if he decides not to resign, one day after an independent inquiry found that the governor had sexually harassed at least 11 women. Of the legislative body’s 150 members, at least 86 lawmakers told the Associated Press or have publicly stated that they would support beginning the process to impeach Cuomo if he does not step down, the wire service reported. AP reported that an impeachment trial can be authorized if a majority of lawmakers support the motion. However, 76 votes are required for the assembly to send articles of impeachment to the state Senate.  On Tuesday, state Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced that Cuomo had sexually harassed at least 11 women, saying he violated state and federal laws. It follows an investigation she launched after several women came forward alleging...
    A selfie taken moments after Andrew Cuomo allegedly groped an executive assistant's butt at his home shows New York's governor with gleaming eyes and a broad smirk.   Cuomo allegedly asked the woman assistant, whose identity remains anonymous, to take a selfie with him while they worked together at his office in the Executive Mansion in Albany on December 31, 2019. As she held up the camera, Cuomo allegedly 'moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it' for at least five seconds.  The assistant claims she was 'was shaking so much during this interaction' that the photos came out blurry — and Cuomo suggested the two sit down to take one more, the document says. That photo, showing Cuomo smirking while he sits back on a couch with the aide, is included in the report. The governor then allegedly told her to send the snap to another aide, Alyssa McGrath - who has also accused Cuomo of sexual harassment - and said 'not to share the photograph with anyone else.' The aide testified that she 'did not...
    NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers."I think he should resign," Biden told reporters Tuesday, echoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York's U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all Democrats.The leader of the state Assembly, which has the power to bring impeachment charges, said it was clear Cuomo could no longer remain in office. Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat, said he would move to complete an impeachment inquiry "as quickly as possible."ANALYSIS: Where does the sexual harassment report leave Andrew Cuomo? EMBED More News Videos Here are the takeaways from the Cuomo sexual harassment report and his response, along with what happens next. Cuomo remained defiant, saying in a taped response to the findings that "the facts are much different than what has been portrayed" and that he "never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."In a telephone conversation with...
    Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed a doctor who swabbed his nose during a Covid test, the bombshell report into the scandal-hit governor claims. The Department of Health doctor performed a live Covid test in front of TV cameras on the New York state governor in May last year. Off camera while preparing for a press conference, Cuomo asked the woman, referred to as State Entity Employee number two by the report, to not put up the swab 'so deep that you hit my brain', it is alleged. She replied that she would be 'gentle but accurate' in carrying out the test, to which Cuomo replied: 'Gentle but accurate, I've heard that before.' The doctor said she felt the Governor was trying to make a 'joke of an implied sexual nature'.  Moments later at the press conference, Cuomo said to the doctor in front of the cameras: 'Nice to see you, Doctor—you make that gown look good.' Andrew Cuomo told the doctor who carried out his COVID-19 test last spring that she 'made the gown look good' The Department of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The stunning results of New York Attorney General Letitia James‘ investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are in. James and two lead investigators outlined their findings of the report on Tuesday. They include evidence that the governor harassed multiple women, both current and former state employees, and women inside and outside of state government. READ MORE: Cuomo Says ‘I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately’ After Investigation Finds He Sexually Harassed Multiple Women The report was damning, and included words like “fear,” “intimidation,” and “retaliation,” and it called the executive chamber a “hostile work environment.” As CBS2’s political reporter Marcia Kramer reported, listening to James and her team document the stunning charges against Cuomo, followed by the governor’s strident denials, is going to force New Yorkers and members of the state Legislature to play “who do you believe.” WATCH: Attorney General Letitia James Releases Report Finding Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women The attorney general said she believes the women. The governor wants you to believe him. “I want you to know directly...
    Charlotte Bennett, one of 11 women accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct, demanded his resignation Tuesday after an independent investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women. In an exclusive interview with "CBS Evening News," Bennett urged officials to begin impeachment proceedings if Cuomo refuses to step down.  "He's trying to justify himself by making me out to be someone who can't tell the difference between sexual harassment and mentorship and I think that's absolutely absurd," Bennett told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.  "We have a report. We have the facts. The governor broke federal and state law when he sexually harassed me and current and former staffers — and if he's not willing to step down, then we have a responsibility to act and impeach him." Exclusive: Cuomo accuser on governor denying ... 03:16 While detailing the findings of the investigation in a news conference earlier Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Cuomo sexually harassed former staffers as well as women who did not work for his administration, in violation...
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo pleaded the fifth on his show Tuesday night regarding the controversy of his "Luv Guv" brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was accused by the state's attorney general earlier in the day of sexually harassing 11 women. Cuomo, who had awkwardly addressed the family drama on his primetime show in the past, did not address the explosive report released by NY Attorney General Letitia James that outlined the damning findings from its probe into the harassment allegations against his brother, telling viewers "we're focused on COVID here." CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO AMONG ANDREW CUOMO ADVISERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO TOXIC HARASSMENT CULTURE: AG REPORT However, the CNN star himself was also swept up in the AG's report, which revealed that he took part in drafting a response for the governor to the allegations against him on Feb. 28. It was previously revealed by The Washington Post that the anchor joined conference calls with top aides to the embattled governor earlier this year as charges of harassment mounted and prompted calls from both sides of the aisle...
    Charlotte Bennett, who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her, said the governor is still “gaslighting.” On Tuesday, the New York state attorney general’s office released a report concluding that Cuomo had sexually harassed multiple women and broke state and federal law by doing so. The AG’s office did not announce charges against the governor. Cuomo denied wrongdoing in a video he released Tuesday. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” he said. “I am 63 years old. I lived my entire adult life in public view. That’s just not who I am. And that is not who I have ever been.” The governor claimed that when it comes to allegations of him inappropriately touching aides, “I do it with everyone.” In February, Bennett accused the governor of asking her questions of a sexual nature and whether she’d had sex with older men. “Today was so validating and really emotional,” Bennett told CBS’s Norah O’Donnell. “And I feel vindicated. It’s been a long day, but I’m proud to be a New Yorker right now.” O’Donnell observed...
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) proposed an amendment to the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill Tuesday that would strip any state of infrastructure funding if the governor was found to have sexually harassed employees. Ernst filed amendment 2355 to the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that would strip funds for any governor that was found to have sexually harassed his or her employees. The amendment reads: … none of the funds appropriate or otherwise made available under the Act may be provided to any State in which the governor of such State has been found, by the relevant State or Federal authorities, to have sexually harassed employees while holding the position of governor. The amendment, if passed with the infrastructure bill, could likely impact New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees. James said this serves as a violation of both federal and state law. “The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal...
    COVID-19 live updates: State sees its highest hospitalization increase OtterBox releases Xbox phone clip for MagSafe for easier controller use NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Tuesday he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” saying he will not step down. Load Error “I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been,” the governor said. WATCH: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Press Conference Cuomo was responding to a bombshell report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James, which found the governor sexually harassed multiple women, in violation of state and federal law. “Specifically, the investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” James told reporters Tuesday morning. WATCH: N.Y. Attorney General James’ Press Conference  WEB EXTRA: Read The Report | Exhibits...
    Share this: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. “I think he should resign,” Biden told reporters Tuesday, echoing the sentiments of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York’s U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all Democrats. The governor remained defiant, saying in a taped response to the findings that “the facts are much different than what has been portrayed” and that he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
    President Joe Biden called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Tuesday afternoon, following in the footsteps of other high-profile Democrats.  'I think he should resign,' Biden said, after telling reporters that he stood by his previous statement that if the investigation found accusations of sexual harassment against Cuomo were credible the New York Democrat should step aside.  The president answered, 'let's take one thing at a time here,' when asked if Cuomo should be impeached and removed from office.    Cuomo has refused to resign and is contesting a damning report from AG Letitia James that found he did sexually harass 11 women, claiming it omits facts and is a political attack on him despite growing calls to step down and the increasing likelihood of impeachment.  Biden remarked that some of Cuomo's 'embraces' that were 'totally innocent.'  'But apparently the attorney general decided that there were things that weren't,' the president said.  Cuomo had used a visual of Biden in his slideshow of touchy-feely behavior, explaining it away as it being just how he is.    President Joe Biden called...
    More On: andrew cuomo Albany DA asks AG for materials on Cuomo probe as accusers mull lawsuits ‘Good riddance, let’s get rid of Cuomo’: Sliwa says governor must resign Psaki says Biden will weigh in on ‘abhorrent’ Cuomo accusations ‘later’ Chris Cuomo got ‘confidential’ NY state intel, wrote response to bro’s accuser: AG report The independent probe into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple women, both in and out of state government. Investigators focused on the allegations of 11 women, detailed in a blistering 165-page report released Tuesday by the state attorney general’s office. While sexual misconduct claims from seven women have previously been made public, the report includes shocking new details, including how Cuomo allegedly harassed a state trooper who served on his security detail. Cuomo, 63, pushed back on the report, saying he “never touched anyone inappropriately.” Here’s a look at the women behind the sexual harassment allegations highlighted in the AG report: Lindsey Boylan This Jan. 5, 2020 photo by Rashid Umar Abbasi shows Lindsey Boylan, who was the first former...
    [The stream is slated to start at 3:45 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks after a shocking report released Tuesday alleging that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. The 165-page report was a product of a monthslong probe by investigators for New York state Attorney General Letitia James' office, and included interviews with 179 witnesses and a review of tens of thousands of documents. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House's message to Cuomo's accusers is that all women who have "lived through this type of experience ... deserve to be treated with respect and dignity." Biden's remarks were originally set to focus on his administration's efforts to get more Americans and people around the world vaccinated. The president is expected to announce that the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of Covid vaccines to more than 60 countries to help combat the pandemic abroad.  Biden is also set...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced Tuesday after a five-month-long investigation. But before officials began investigating the governor, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden lavished Cuomo with praise, saying he would make a fine world leader. “I think Governor Cuomo is capable of being president. I think he’s a great guy,” Biden said during a CNN interview on April 16, 2020: FLASHBACK Joe Biden: “I think Governor Cuomo is capable of being president. I think he’s a great guy”pic.twitter.com/4SDfQ8xdCS — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 3, 2021 Just a few days before, Biden also joined the clamoring establishment media in praising Cuomo for his handling of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo was subsequently accused of hiding thousands of nursing home deaths, though the Department of Justice (DOJ) under now-President Biden declined to investigate the claims. “Your governor of New York has done one hell of a job. I think he’s sort of the gold standard,” Biden remarked on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on April 1, 2020:...
    House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to “resign and be arrested immediately” in a statement Tuesday after an independent investigators’ report said the governor allegedly sexually harassed multiple women. “No one is above the law and today justice must be served. Governor Cuomo must resign and be arrested immediately,” Stefanik said in a statement. She also called for President Joe Biden, the highest-ranking Democrat, to “immediately call for Cuomo’s resignation.” When women first started coming out, claiming Cuomo sexually harassed them, Stefanik was the first to call for his resignation. Stefanik added, “In December, I was the first federal official to publicly call for an Independent investigation into Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.” Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo attend a rally for paid family leave (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) “The independent investigation led by the Attorney General’s office confirms Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women, including employees in his office and state troopers,” she continued.  “The media and Democrats smeared me and closed ranks to protect Cuomo, a shameful...
    "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances," a defiant Cuomo said. Hours earlier, James held a press conference announcing the findings of an independent investigation tasked with reviewing claims by multiple women that Cuomo made inappropriate sexual comments toward them or touched them in a sexual manner without their consent. "The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," the attorney general said. "Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women." A 165-page report published by the attorney general's office stated that Cuomo created an office environment "filled with fear and intimidation" and that he had threatened at least one of the women who had publicly complained about his behavior. Several of the witnesses interviewed by investigators were hesitant to provide negative information about the governor for...
    NEW YORK (CBS News) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former staffers as well as women who did not work for his administration, the state’s attorney general Letitia James said Tuesday during a press conference summarizing the findings of an independent investigation. “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James said. She said the investigation found a “hostile” and “unsafe” work environment in which women, including a state trooper assigned to the governor’s detail, described “inappropriate groping” and sexual harassment. Read more at CBSNews.com>>
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who “sexually harassed current and former state employees, violating both federal and state law,” as announced by Attorney General Letitia James (D), once called for a stringent “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to sexual harassment. “There should be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment & must send a clear message that this behavior is not tolerated,” Cuomo declared in May 2013: There should be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment & must send a clear message that this behavior is not tolerated. — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 17, 2013 Years later, an investigation determined that Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” the state attorney general announced Tuesday. The investigation, which began in March, found that the governor, specifically, “sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.” Harassment included “unwanted groping, kisses, hugging,...
    Rep. Elise Stefanik called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation and arrest after the New York attorney general found he sexually harassed multiple women. "No one is above the law and today justice must be served. Governor Cuomo must resign and be arrested immediately. President Joe Biden must immediately call for Cuomo’s resignation," Stefanik wrote in a statement Tuesday.  "In December, I was the first federal official to publicly call for an independent investigation into Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. The independent investigation led by the Attorney General’s office confirms Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women, including employees in his office and state troopers. The media and Democrats smeared me and closed ranks to protect Cuomo, a shameful chapter in New York history. All of them including his staff must be held to account. These brave women deserve swift and definitive justice." CUOMO SEXUALLY HARASSED MULTIPLE WOMEN IN VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, NY AG FINDS Stefanik’s statement came after AG Letitia James announced Tuesday that the investigation found Cuomo broke the law and sexually...
    Despite a shocking 168-page report from the Office of the New York State Attorney General finding he sexually harassed multiple women and broke state and federal laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is remaining defiant. During a speech addressing the report on Tuesday afternoon, the governor denied wrongdoing outlined in the AG report. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” Cuomo said. “I am 63 years old. I lived my entire adult life in public view. That’s just not who I am. And that is not who I have ever been.” The governor went on to address several of the 11 complainants individually — before presenting a series of images which he claimed were innocent, but instead were used to “unfairly characterize and weaponized every day interactions that I have had with any number of New Yorkers,” he argued. “The New York Times published a front-page picture of me touching a woman’s face at a wedding, and then kissing her on the cheek,” Cuomo said — with an image showing him grabbing the face of complainant...
    New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women in violation of federal and state laws, according to a report released Tuesday by New York’s attorney general. Letitia James said Cuomo’s alleged targets are current and former employees of the state government. The probe uncovered a “climate of fear” created by Cuomo’s behavior that included unwanted kisses, groping, hugging, and making unacceptable remarks, said James. She said the investigation also found that the Democratic governor retaliated against at least one former employee for complaining about his actions. The nearly five-month investigation was performed by two outside attorneys whom the state attorney general hired. They spoke to 179 people, including complainants, current and former members of the governor’s office, state troopers, and other state workers. James said the only reason the probe was launched was because of the “heroic women who came forward.” Cuomo did not immediately comment on the report, which is expected to be taken into account in an ongoing investigation by the state legislature into whether there are reasons for Cuomo to be impeached. The legislature is...
    August 3, 2021 0 The results of the investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed several women and tried to retaliate against at least one who reported him. “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed employees and non-employees, grabbing, kissing, hugging and making inappropriate comments,” said the prosecutor. James also noted that the victims included current and former employees. In doing so, the investigation also determined that Cuomo fostered a toxic work environment. 0
    Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded in a video statement Tuesday afternoon to the New York attorney general's conclusions that he sexually harassed multiple women and fostered a culture that permitted such behavior. The investigative report found that both Cuomo and the Executive Chamber engaged in “retaliatory” behavior by “intend[ing] to discredit and disparage” former employee Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to come forward with allegations of harassment in December 2020. News Andrew Cuomo New York Sexual Harassment Attorney General
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made sexual advances.” Earlier Tuesday, State Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of an independent investigation, saying the governor sexually harassed multiple women, in violation of state and federal law. “Specifically, the investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” James told reporters. Stick with CBS2, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com for more on this breaking news.
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks from the One World Trade Center Tower while making an announcement in New York City, New York, U.S., June 15, 2021.Mike Segar | Reuters Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to respond Tuesday to a bombshell report by the state Attorney General's Office, which found that he had sexually harassed at least 11 women and oversaw a "toxic culture" of fear and intimidation in his office. Cuomo, who has refused calls to resign, scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m., ET. Earlier Tuesday, Attorney General Letitia James and investigators detailed the scathing findings in the report. The report said Cuomo had harassed women who worked in and out of state government, including a state trooper who was assigned to his personal security detail.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC's politics coverage: Cuomo violated federal, state laws as he sexually harassed multiple women, NY attorney general says Two more cops who responded to Capitol riot die by suicide More senators say they attended same cookout after Graham reveals Covid infection This is breaking...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) will respond, Tuesday afternoon, to the shocking finding by the office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James that he sexually harassed multiple women. Until now, the governor has been defiant in his denials of wrongdoing. But calls for the governor’s resignation have come from all corners in the hours following the release of the AG’s report. “The conduct by the Governor outlined in this report would indicate someone who is not fit for office,” said Carl Heastie — a Democrat who serves as New York State Assembly Speaker — in a statement put out moments after the report. Heastie added, “We will have more to say in the very near future.” “As I said, when these disturbing allegations first came to light, the Governor must resign for the good of the state,” Democratic State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins added, in a statement. “Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as Governor.” The governor is set...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced on Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sexually harassed current and former state employees, violating both federal and state law, as determined by the months-long investigation. “The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James announced on Tuesday. The investigation found that the governor specifically “sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.” The investigators, the attorney general continued, independently “corroborated and substantiated” the facts through interviews, evidence, including contemporaneous notes and communications, which will be made available to the public: BREAKING: NY Attorney General Letitia James says independent investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo concluded that he "sexually harassed multiple women, and in doing so, violated federal and state law." This included current and former New York State employees https://t.co/5hX3mAWII9 pic.twitter.com/sqbjeSa1Z1 — CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2021 The probe included...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former staffers as well as women who did not work for his administration, the state's attorney general Letitia James said Tuesday during a press conference summarizing the findings of an independent investigation.  "Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," James said. She said the investigation found a "hostile" and "unsafe" work environment in which women, including a state trooper assigned to the governor's detail, described "inappropriate groping" and sexual harassment. James called the 11 women who came forward "heroic."  "I am inspired by the women who came forward, but more importantly I believe them, and I thank them for their bravery," James said. The investigation was civil in nature, but investigator Anne Clark noted that state and federal prosecutors are free to review all the allegations included in the report. She added that one allegation was referred by the governor's Executive Chamber to police in Albany, New York. Cuomo sexually harassed "multiple women," pro... 12:29 Charlotte Bennett, who was...
    Review: The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Offers Truly Portable Power Fantasy Baseball: Tips for executing a trade in August Governor Andrew Cuomo An investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. The nearly five-month investigation, conducted by two outside lawyers who spoke to 179 people, found that the Cuomo administration was a “hostile work environment” and that it was “rife with fear and intimidation.” More from The Hollywood Reporter Noel Clarke, Jason Maza Exit Production Company Unstoppable Second Victim in "Random" California Theater Shooting Dies California Theater Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder in "Random" Attack People interviewed included complainants, current and former members of the executive chamber, State troopers, additional state employees and others who interacted regularly with the governor. “These interviews and pieces of evidence revealed a deeply disturbing yet clear picture: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees, federal and state laws,” James said at a press conference on Tuesday. On at least one occasion,...
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