Cuomo impeachment inquiry report due ‘very soon’: New York lawmaker

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Then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2021. (AP Photo / Richard Drew, File)

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – A report detailing the findings of the impeachment inquiry of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be completed “very soon,” Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Lavine said on Friday .

In March, the Assembly Judiciary Committee launched an impeachment inquiry against the then government. Cuomo. Although Cuomo has since resigned, the committee said it will still produce a report on its findings.

The committee examined the allegations of sexual harassment, as well as whether it had used state resources to produce its book and other allegations of misconduct.

“The… committee is making great progress in preparing the report of its investigation into the former governor. The committee expects completion to be very soon, ”Lavine said.

In August, committee members had the opportunity to review the testimony in Albany.

Members say they have yet to see a draft of the report in preparation.

“I think the investigators are finishing their work and will prepare a draft report for consideration with the Judicial Committee as a whole,” Assembly member Mary Beth Walsh said.

The Judicial Committee’s report was to be more comprehensive than the Attorney General’s report in August, which focused narrowly on allegations of sexual harassment.

Judicial committee member Phil Steck said Wednesday Cuomo’s attorney sent the committee a letter calling Attorney General Letitia James’ report “biased.” However, Steck also said that James’ office “did a great job.”

“I read the attorney general’s report from bow to stern and felt it was very well documented. They addressed most of the arguments put forward by the governor’s office, ”he said.

Walsh and Steck also said no committee meeting has yet been scheduled.

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