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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:36 PM

Under Siege, Cuomo Revises Plan to Review Sex Harassment Claims

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Source: New York Times

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday retreated from his plan to have a former federal judge, who has close ties to one of the governor’s closest allies, investigate claims against him of sexual harassment.

Mr. Cuomo said that he would ask Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, and Janet DiFiore, the chief judge on New York State’s highest court, to jointly pick someone to investigate sexual harassment accusations lodged by two women who worked in the Cuomo administration.

The move came amid mounting criticism over Mr. Cuomo’s initial choice of Barbara S. Jones, a former federal judge who worked with Mr. Cuomo’s longtime adviser, Steven M. Cohen, after leaving the bench.

In an effort “to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics,” the Cuomo administration has asked Ms. James and Judge DiFiore to “jointly select an independent and qualified lawyer in private practice without political affiliation to conduct a thorough review of the matter and issue a public report,” Beth Garvey, a special counsel to the governor, said in a statement.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/nyregion/cuomo-investigation-sex-harassment.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply Under Siege, Cuomo Revises Plan to Review Sex Harassment Claims (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 28 OP
brooklynite Feb 28 #1
BlueStater Feb 28 #2
CBHagman Feb 28 #3
SunSeeker Feb 28 #4
JI7 Feb 28 #6
Shanti Shanti Shanti Feb 28 #5
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:42 PM

1. Allegations against Cuomo need to be carefully investigated, Biden's press secretary says

Politico

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said President Joe Biden supports an “independent review” of the sexual harassment accusations leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week by a pair of former aides — adding that it was personally difficult for her to read the latest account of alleged misconduct by the governor.

The remarks from the president’s top spokesperson came after Lindsey Boylan, a candidate for Manhattan borough president who formerly worked for Cuomo and the state’s economic development agency, revealed in a blog post Wednesday that the governor had kissed her without her consent and asked her to play strip poker.

Then, on Saturday, The New York Times reported that Charlotte Bennett, a former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, was also sexually harassed by the governor, including inappropriate questions about her sex life.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Psaki did not answer directly Sunday when asked whether Biden believes either Bennett’s or Cuomo’s account, but said the president “has been consistent that he believes that every woman should be heard, should be treated with respect and with dignity.”

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:43 PM

2. Elsie Stupidfuck has been going crazy with her calls for Cuomo to resign.

Trump has nearly 30 allegations against him and I’ve never heard a peep out of her about it. He has about 13 times as many accusers as Cuomo and she’s absolutely fine with him still being the face of her party.

Needless to say, I’ve been laying into her on Twitter whenever I get the chance.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:14 PM

3. I wish the media covered the cynical war of attrition...

...waged by the Republicans, who are well served by their shamelessness. And given social media, an onslaught takes place not only on the Sunday talk shows and at press availabilities but on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, and the outrage and demands are deployed selectively and strategically.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:38 PM

4. Yes, Trump was accused of RAPING a 13 year old for fuck's sake.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:11 PM

6. Has anyone asked her about Trump

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:57 PM

5. Its going to get crazy now, "Dana Bash mixes up Cuomo brothers "

Things are going to be awkward in the CNN lunch room!

CNN anchor Dana Bash confused her colleague Chris Cuomo with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on-air Sunday while discussing the latest sexual harassment allegations against the politician.

The chief political correspondent made the gaffe in reporting that the governor allegedly asked his former aide, Charlotte Bennett, 25, inappropriate questions and made comments that she said left her feeling like he “wanted to sleep with me.”

“The New York Times is reporting last night a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Governor Chris Cuomo,” Bash said on “State of the Union.”

“This is a report from a former aide Charlotte Bennett saying that Cuomo asked her alone in his office last spring about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men she has other allegations as well,” she continued.

Bash then launched into an interview with White House press secretary Jen Psaki before correcting herself for accidentally naming the “Cuomo Prime Time” host.

“Governor Andrew Cuomo I should say, obviously,” she said.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/dana-bash-mixes-up-cuomo-brothers-while-talking-governors-scandal/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 05:43 PM

7. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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