Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lawyer is calling for the investigation into whether tax money was used to help write the Democrat’s multi-million-dollar book on his response to the COVID-19 pandemic be dropped, calling it a political ploy by State Attorney General Letitia James.

Photo: New York State Attorney General's Office
Photo: New York State Attorney General's Office

James immediately fired back a statement calling the comments by Rita Glavin “baseless attacks” an attempt by the governor to stifle “a legal criminal investigation.”

The former Governor, who resigned in August, was facing possible impeachment as an Assembly Committee looked into several accusations of sexual harassment, the administration’s handling of COVID cases and reporting in nursing homes and whether state resources, paid for by taxpayers, were used as Cuomo penned a $5.1 million book deal.

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Glavin October 20 announced a 150-page report was being submitted by Cuomo’s legal team in the case and alleged the Attorney General participated in the initial investigation in violation of the directive by Cuomo for an independent investigation into harassment allegations.

In addition to the investigation by the Attorney General’s office, there are criminal investigations moving through regional legal channels including the Albany District Attorney’s office which is looking into allegations that the then-Governor groped a woman at the Executive Mansion.

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