Official Cuomo Investigation Report Details 'Profoundly Disturbing' Findings
Disgraced Democrat former New York governor has been under investigation for 8 months
The official report on the investigations into disgraced Democrat Andrew Cuomo has been released, revealing "profoundly disturbing" findings on the former New York governor.
The New York State Assembly has just released its findings after Cuomo has been under investigation for eight months.
Between sexual harassment allegations and his handling of the nursing home scandal, the report said that the assembly found “profoundly disturbing” evidence of Cuomo’s misdeeds, the New York Post reported.
The assembly said it found “overwhelming evidence that the former governor engaged in sexual harassment,” according to the New York Times.
Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment by several women, including state employees.
He gave one aide an unsolicited kiss on the lips, asked another about her sex life, and others reported that he had touched them inappropriately.
In October, he was officially charged with groping a female aide’s breast inside the Executive Mansion “for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires,” according to the Times.
But female staffers were not the only women that Cuomo harassed.
The New York Post outlined one civilian’s, Sherry Vill, interactions with the governor.
She said Cuomo had been inappropriate towards her before and after he had visited her home.
Vill told Assembly investigators that in 2017 Cuomo had come to her home while on a tour of flood damages in the area.
She said that Cuomo had been “taking her hand and kissing her on both cheeks, without her consent.”
The investigation of the assembly concluded that Cuomo had harassed 11 women and violated federal and state laws, according to the New York Post.
Besides looking into sexual harassment issues, the assembly also looked into Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic.
During the pandemic, Cuomo was having aides rewrite nursing home reports and lower the number of deaths in order to hide just how many nursing home residents were dying during the pandemic.
When the state attorney general’s office discovered this corruption, the New York Times reported that Cuomo argued that he had withheld data because he thought the Trump administration might start inquiring into New York’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Cuomo wanted to avoid that since he felt the Trump administration would have made it a politically charged issue.
Now, the new and extensive report from the state assembly has reached the conclusion that Cuomo “was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of Covid-19,” the New York Post reported.
Furthermore, the findings of the investigation also drew a possible correlation between Cuomo’s $5.1 million book deal and the manipulation of nursing home death reports in New York.
One committee member said that this “would be a very reasonable inference,” according to the Times.
Cuomo, furthermore, used many state employees’ time for his own personal gain when writing his book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
The state assembly’s report said that the governor “utilized the time of multiple state employees, as well as his own, to further his personal gain during a global pandemic.”
"This has been a profoundly sad chapter in New York’s history,” Democratic New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said, the New York Post reported.
"As we have throughout this process, we will continue to cooperate with all relevant investigative bodies to provide them with the evidence we have uncovered."
State Assemblywoman Marybeth Walsh, a Republican, said the findings “made my jaw drop.”
Cuomo resigned as governor in August and has repeatedly apologized and contradicted what multiple reports of misconduct outlined.
The state assembly’s report outlined that it had gone over Cuomo’s responses, but that “nothing in his voluminous submissions can overcome the overwhelming evidence of his misconduct,” City Limits reported.