Cuomo’s attorney applies to change AG report
ALBANY – Rita Glavin, attorney for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is sending hundreds of pages and exhibits to Attorney General Letitia James in an application to change the attorney general’s bombshell report.
Glavin called the Aug. 3 report misleading, flawed and unreliable.
The report capped an investigation into allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed or had inappropriate behavior with 11 women.
Cuomo resigned Aug. 24.
His attorney said the report ousted him from office and overturned an election.
Glavin said the record has to be corrected because it is being relied upon by the state Assembly Judiciary Committee, which is conducting its own investigation, and by JCOPE, and possibly by future civil lawsuits.
Glavin said there was a political conflict. The report was supposed to be done by independent investigators, not by someone who might run for governor herself.
"The attorney general, because of her plans to explore a run for governor, plans over the past couple of weeks she’s made very, very clear at different events– she had a motive to draw every possible inference against the governor who was a political rival and who planned to run for a fourth term," she said.
James’ press secretary, Fabien Levy responded: "Another day, another baseless attack by the former governor who resigned, so he didn’t have to participate in an impeachment hearing. The most concerning part of today’s charade was the former governor’s attempt to stifle a legal criminal investigation into allegations that he used state resources for a book deal and personal profit. This is not the Moreland Commission, and we will not be bullied into shutting down this investigation like the former governor did with that commission."