State lawmakers in New York recently spoke with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and told him that they are nearing the end of their impeachment investigation into him over charges of sexual harassment and misconduct, handing him a deadline of Aug. 13 to provide additional evidence.
Ever since the month of March, the Assembly’s judiciary committee has been looking into whether or not there is grounds for impeaching the governor due to the sexual harassment allegations he’s facing from multiple accusers, combined with his misleading the general public concerning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes, and also using resources and staff to help him with his $5 million book deal.
In a letter sent Thursday, the law firm leading the investigation, Davis Polk & Wardwell, reminded Cuomo’s legal team that it has requested certain documents by subpoena and expected “full compliance from the governor,” but that his time to respond was almost up.
“We write to inform you that the Committee’s investigation is nearing completion and the Assembly will soon consider potential articles of impeachment against your client,” they went on to write. “Accordingly, we invite you to provide any additional evidence or written submissions that you would like the Committee to consider before its work concludes.”
The letter was released publicly by Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Lavine, a Long Island Democrat.advertisement — content continues below
The committee has scheduled its next meeting on the matter for Monday.
An independent investigation released earlier this week that was overseen by Attorney General Letitia James found that Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women, and that his administration retaliated against at least one of them for going public with her allegations.
Gov. Cuomo has, of course, denied that he ever made any inappropriate comments or sexual advances toward members of his staff and has gone on to insist that the findings of the current investigation do not reflect facts.
Cuomo has thus far resisted calls for him to resign from his post, despite many of his state’s top Democrats making those calls, and even one from President Joe Biden.