In 1998 a Female OIG Accused Then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo of Harassment and Hostility

In 1998 a Female OIG Accused Then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo of Harassment and Hostility

The sexual harassment problems New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now facing aren’t the first he’s ever faced.  About twenty years prior to being accused of sexual harassment against women while he served as governor of New York, a young Andrew Cuomo was the recipient of a sexual harassment complaint by a government official who accused Cuomo of hounding her with “a series of attacks and dirty tricks.”  That was when he served as the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary for the Bill Clinton administration.

In 2000, Susan Gaffney file a complaint against Cuomo when she served as HUD’s Inspector General.

In her complaint, Gaffney, and other top HUD officials, alerted the Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against because of her stance against fraud at HUD, accusing Cuomo of verbally abusing her during weekend phone calls.

The complaint came after years of clashing with Cuomo as she described during her 1998 appearance before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.  When she testified, Gaffney detailed being targeted with accusations and whisper campaigns and even made to appear to be a racist who discriminated against minorities.

Why should we look at Cuomo’s past when he served as HUD secretary?  Because it shows a pattern of behavior by the governor who is now implicated in two, possibly three high-profile cases where he is being accused of sexually harassing women subordinates while serving as governor of New York.  He is also being investigated by the Department of Justice  (DOJ) for how he bungled the nursing home fiasco when he forced COVID-positive patients into nursing homes where he may be responsible for over ten thousand deaths.

Accusers and others who have known about Cuomo’s personality for a long time are now saying things like he was a “predatory” man and a “colossal a**hole.”  Politicians and other officials are saying things like, “he’s always been that way.”  Well, then where the heck were they all this time?  How come none of them said anything publicly, in some cases for years?

Gaffney, during her 1998 testimony, testified that Cuomo’s “hostility” emanated from an audit that her office did on a program that fell under the former HUD secretary’s authority.  It appears that Cuomo has always been a hothead.  Gaffney said that Cuomo “heatedly disputed the authority of the OIG to raise certain questions, and strongly objected to what he saw as a lack of accountability on my part.”  An inspector general has the right to ask any questions that fall under the jurisdiction of the department they are overseeing.  She said her OIG continued to operate as normal after Cuomo took the job, but he continually clashed with them.

“Not surprisingly, given the depth and pervasiveness of management problems at HUD, we have expressed reservations about the Secretary’s ability to transform HUD in the radical manner and under the abbreviated timetable he has adopted,” Gaffney said during her testimony. “The Secretary has characterized this as biased reporting and naysaying. His impatience with the independence of the OIG has led to a truly extraordinary series of events.”  In short, Cuomo’s a jerk.

Gaffney explained that the problems with Cuomo started when he announced that his office had received an anonymous letter claiming that Gaffney targeted African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, right out of the Democrat handbook, and said that the OIG was “riddled with abuse.”

Since time immemorial, whenever Democrats found themselves boxed into a corner one surefire way to get out of it is to accuse your opponent of being a racist.

Gaffney told the Senate that of course, that and other garbage was leaked to the Washington Post and that she approached Cuomo to question by members of his staff had leaked that information to the media.

“He explained to me that his key aides saw me as the ’embodiment of evil,’ and there was nothing he could do about that,” Gaffney testified.

Andrew Cuomo is an insecure man-child who thinks acting like a bully will make other people back down on you.  That works in many cases because most people in civil society don’t want any trouble or to upset the applecart as it were, but in my experience when you push back on a bully like this they cave in many cases because their toughness was all just a bluff.  Democrats in power last longer than most folks, because of the political implications involved and power moves are important to those kinds of people.

So what we’re seeing today is just an extension of Andrew Cuomo’s boorish behavior from decades ago.  A tiger cannot change its stripes and a jerk never grows up.  Unfortunately for the governor, it appears that the Democratic Party no longer finds him useful and I think he’s finding that out now.

A Second Former Aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Come Out To Accuse Him of Sexually Harassing Her

A Second Former Aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Come Out To Accuse Him of Sexually Harassing Her

A second female accuser has come forward to allege that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her.  Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the New York Times that the Democratic governor asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.

The former aide to the governor claimed that last spring Cuomo sexually harassed her.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”  That is classic sexual harassment.

Bennett, a Hamilton College graduate, told Cuomo that she was scheduled to give a speech at the school to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault.

“The way he was repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” Bennett texted to a friend. “It was like he was testing me.”

Bennett, who founded a sexual misconduct task force at Hamilton College, alleges that Cuomo was “grooming” her.  Creepy.

The former aide talked about the time she was alone in Cuomo’s office when he asked her to take some dictation, and the governor allegedly asked her some very intimate questions concerning her personal life.   She alleges that Cuomo asked her if she was romantically involved with someone, if she was monogamous in her relationships, and if she had ever had sex with older men.  Not a very subtle guy is he?

Bennett texted a friend about the incident, describing it as “like the most explicit it could be.”

She alleges that Cuomo revealed to her he was lonely and said he wanted “a girlfriend, preferably in the Albany area.”

“He asked me if I believed if age made a difference in relationships and he also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man,” Bennett told the Times in the interview which was published Saturday night.

The 25-year-old alleges that he let her know “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22.”  Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo is 63 years old.

Bennett said when she talked about getting a tattoo, the governor suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress.  Again, subtly is not an arrow in this creep’s quiver.

She is the second former aide of Governor Cuomo who is accusing him of sexual harassment.  We reported back in December when former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan accused the governor of sexually harassing her, and on Wednesday she took to social media and came out with details of her story.

“Today I am telling my story. I never planned to share the details of my experience working in the Cuomo administration, but I am doing so now in hopes that it may make it easier for others to speak their own truth.”

And it’s not a pretty story.  She starts the piece off with a quote from the governor, “Let’s play strip poker.”

She went on to write, “Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.”

Boylan said Cuomo, kissed her on the lips without consent and that he harassed her for years with inappropriate touching and making lewd comments.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said an independent investigation into the accusations against Cuomo is necessary.  That’s always suggested by fellow Democrats because independent investigations take a long time to complete, and then the story is considered old and not worth publishing anymore.

Charlotte Bennett retweeted Boylan’s post alleging Cuomo sexually harassed her, adding, “For those wondering what it’s like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan’s story.”

If you have been following the Andrew Cuomo saga and have been witnessing his downfall right before your eyes, you might be thinking that the timing of two women coming out against the governor for sexual harassment is a bit suspicious.  On the face of it, it is.  However, aren’t we told by liberals and feminists that women who are sexually harassed by men in the workplace are too frightened to speak out?  Wouldn’t victims of a very powerful man like the governor of New York be terrified to come out and admit the things these two women now alleged?

Dan Bongino has a phrase he uses all the time: “Start dancing!”  On his very popular podcast – I have never missed an episode – Bongino explained what he means by that.  There is an old theory called the “dancers theory” and it goes like this.  When you’re at a function and there is music and there’s a dance floor and nobody’s on the dance floor it’s because nobody wants to be that first person to break the ice.   And then some guy goes up on the floor and starts dancing and he’s the one making an idiot out of himself in front of everyone.   It’s not that guy who gets the rest of the people who want to dance up onto the dance floor. No, what happens is people wait for the second person or couple to join the first guy on the dance floor.  Once that second person or couple join in with the first guy, then the floodgates open and everybody goes on to the dance floor.

The same thing happens in many situations in life.  People don’t generally want to be the first person to make a move, but once the trend starts, then the floodgates open.  Lindsey Boylan was the first one on the dance floor, but then the ever-important second person, Charlotte Bennett, joined in.  The time is now.  Ladies who used to work for this creep of a governor, start dancing!

Andrew Cuomo Threatens Democrat Lawmaker Over Nursing Home COVID Deaths Scandal, ‘You Will Be Destroyed’

Andrew Cuomo Threatens Democrat Lawmaker Over Nursing Home COVID Deaths Scandal, ‘You Will Be Destroyed’

A New York state lawmaker says a very angry Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to “destroy” him if he didn’t help obstruct the political firestorm hitting the Cuomo administration’s cover-up of nursing home residents COVID-19 deaths.  Isn’t obstruction a felony under federal law?

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) whose uncle died of COVID-19 in a nursing home said he got a phone call from the governor last Thursday night that quickly went south, with the governor warning him, “You have not seen my wrath.”

The call came shortly after it was reported that a top aide of the governor, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a conference call with New York state lawmakers that the Cuomo administration hid the true COVID-19 death numbers from nursing homes and said it was because they feared that information would be “used against us” by federal prosecutors.  This was after then-President Donald Trump started questioning the competency of the Cuomo administration on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“At first, there was a silence on the phone,” Kim said.

“Then the governor says, ‘Mr. Kim, are you an honorable man?’”

Kim, who was on that February 10 conference call with DeRosa, Cuomo’s secretary, who called Cuomo out over the cover-up in an article by the New York Post, said he was “in the middle of bathing my kids” when he received the call from the governor.

The assemblyman said that Cuomo asked him to draft a new statement “to say that Melissa DeRosa said there was a federal investigation and they had to deal with that first.”  The governor of New York not only allegedly obstructed a federal investigation but he allegedly asked a state lawmaker to write a letter full of lies to help cover that up as well.

The conversation rapidly turned dark, Kim said, as Cuomo threatened him saying, “You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months.”

“I can tell the whole world what a bad person you are and you will be finished,” Kim recalled Cuomo saying, ending the vicious rant with, “You will be destroyed.”

Kim said Cuomo was so livid that “my wife could hear the governor yelling into the phone.”

Cuomo asked Kim if he was a lawyer at one point, which the assemblyman is not.

“After that call, we were devastated. My wife didn’t sleep at all,” Kim said.

Kim said that Cuomo later “called me four or five times on Saturday” but he didn’t answer the phone.

Kim has been among Cuomo’s strongest critics since his uncle, Son Kim, died in a nursing home back in April after she showed symptoms of COVID-19.  Who can blame him?

It now looks like Democrats, who put up with the governor’s arrogance for way too long during the COVID-19 crisis, are starting to turn on him.  On Tuesday, nine state Assembly Democrats accused the governor of federal obstruction of justice in a letter that asks for Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 emergency powers to be stripped.  A number of state Senators also asked for the same.

Cuomo’s spokesman, Rich Azzopardi, issued a nearly 800-word, prepared statement in which he accused Kim of “lying about his conversation with Governor Cuomo Thursday night.”  I don’t think anyone believes Azzopardi, especially if you watch any one of Cuomo’s press conferences where he goes all belligerent and arrogant at anyone who questions his actions or authority on the handling of the COVID pandemic in New York.

“ I know because I was one of three other people in the room when the phone call occurred,” Azzopardi said, which probably means the guy who gets Cuomo’s coffee is lying as well.  Why would Kim make something up like that?

“At no time did anyone threaten to ‘destroy’ anyone with their ‘wrath’ nor engage in a ‘coverup.’”

He added: “That’s beyond the pale and is, unfortunately, part of a years-long pattern of lies by Mr. Kim against this administration.”

The country witnessed Governor Cuomo go from thanking President Trump for everything he did for New York during the pandemic, and it was a lot of things the president came through on for Cuomo.  We then saw the governor, on a dime change his tune and start to trash the president saying he did very little for the state.  Andrew Cuomo is a political whore with a very bad temper, and no one thinks Kim made up anything outside of coffee boy and some other sycophants who don’t want to piss off Dear Governor.

Biden Sends $50 Billion to New York For COVID Relief Despite the Horrible Job Andrew Cuomo Did

Biden Sends $50 Billion to New York For COVID Relief Despite the Horrible Job Andrew Cuomo Did

The Democrats are pulling another scam on the American taxpayer in that they are disguising progressive state bailouts as COVID-19 relief.

More than $50 billion is being given to New York as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package.

We are now finding out, albeit at a piecemeal pace, that Governor Andrew Cuomo completely screwed up the handling of the pandemic virus, and a Cuomo administration aide said they faked the nursing home numbers because they said they feared the Trump administration.  So, they lied and blamed Trump for it.  Seems to be about par with how Democrats run things these days, but will Cuomo ever be held responsible for the deaths of all those innocent elderly patients who died because the governor forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes.

New York’s government budget has been hammered by mismanagement and expensive progressive goodies programs they can’t pay for anymore because people are fleeing the state at a rapid pace.

So, now the Democrats are going to bail out states like New York that were fiscally irresponsible before COVID and they’re going to claim the bailouts are under the COVID rescue program.

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the New York Democratic delegation alerting them of the bailout, er… COVID-19 relief money saying she believes the bill will pass by the end of February.  And she’s certain it will pass because the Democrats are using the budget reconciliation avenue to pass the legislation without involving the Republicans.

In the letter, Pelosi points out the $12.6 billion is included for New York state pandemic recovery funding and $10.6 billion for local governments.

The New York transit system gets $8.8 billion, why Americans from all states have to pay for New York’s transit system is beyond me, but they are also handing out $12.3 billion for New York’s schools.  Other than payouts to teachers’ unions, I haven’t been able to find out how that money is going to be spent.  If my taxes are paying for that state’s schools, then I have a right to know.

New York small businesses are getting $483 billion and airports get $418 billion.

Don’t forget the DC Democrats originally decided to pay $600 to American citizens who Democrat governors and mayors put out of work with small business shutdowns and three times that amount for illegal aliens.

The state says it needs the money to pay for the massive $63 billion budget deficit owed because of revenue losses caused by the pandemic.

Pelosi praised New York’s two Democrats senators, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for their “enthusiastic advocacy” in appropriating the bailout, er… funding.

Governor Cuomo, who has seen better days politically, especially after the firestorm that blew up after the New York Post exposed a story that the governor’s top aide admitted that they intentionally lowered the number of COVID deaths in nursing homes after they forced COIVD-19 positive patients in them, and she said it was because they feared the Trump administration would use that information to start a Justice Department investigation, was to meet with Biden in the Oval Office with a group of mayors and governors on Friday to talk about vaccinations and financial relief.  Can you believe this?  New York just got $50 billion and there’s Governor “We Neeeeeed” Cuomo asking for more.

An anonymous insider said that the governor’s office was “well aware” that the $50 billion was coming.

Cuomo, who did a horrible job in handling the COVID pandemic, but received an Emmy Award for his “masterful” coronavirus briefings forever ruining the sanctity of that award, pleaded with Washington for more pandemic relief after releasing a state budget proposal that is relying on %15 billion in federal funding, again our money.

We Predicted Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Andrew Cuomo Would Be Ignored, and We Were Right

We Predicted Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Andrew Cuomo Would Be Ignored, and We Were Right

We recently reported when New York City political appointee Lindsey Boylan took to social media on Sunday to claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years,” and I warned that the mainstream news media would Tara Reade her, and completely ignore the story.  And they did.  Tara Reade came out and accused Joe Biden of sexual assault and the media didn’t cover that story either.

So, if you get your “news,” for lack of a better word, from ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC or NBC you’re probably ignorant of her tweet, because they failed to cover it.  Cuomo is their boy, because even though he completely botched the handling of coronavirus in his state, he brazenly accused President Donald Trump for his own mistakes and failures, and since these network hate Donald Trump, Cuomo is their hero.

Had Cuomo been a Republican you would still be hearing about it.  It’s just the messed up world we live in now.

Boylan, who describes herself as a progressive (which is really the American version of a Marxist), according to her LinkedIn profile, worked for the Cuomo administration from 2015 to 2018.

“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched. I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”

“Not knowing what to expect what’s the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it.

No one.

And I *know* I am not the only woman.”

The Media Research Center reported that ABC, NBC and CBS ignored Boylan’s claims in the first 24 hours after her allegations became public.  That’s nothing.  It’s been over a month and they’re still ignoring all the evidence that confirms massive voter fraud took place in the 2020 election.  You can’t trust that alphabet soup.

“The network newscasts on Sunday night and Monday morning were predictably silent on the shocking sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo, a hero among liberals,” NewsBusters associate editor Scott Whitlock wrote.

“On Sunday night there was silence from the networks. On Monday morning, NBC’s ‘Today,’ ‘CBS This Morning’ and ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ all avoided the accusations against the governor, despite a combined six hours of available air time,” Whitlock added.

Networks weren’t the only ones who decided to completely ignore the story, because liberal cable news outlets also completely ignored accusations made by Boylan.

I wonder how that makes progressive women feel to know that left wing news outlets will completely ignore their allegations of sexual harassment to favor a man who is a liberal Democrat politician?  Doesn’t that mean that all of media’s hype and rhetoric about women needing to be believed was just a bunch of bullschtein political rhetoric?

Neither CNN nor MSNBC mentioned Boylan’s allegations during the 24 hour timeline follower her tweets, according to the transcripts.

Though Boylan described the governor’s office as being a “toxic work environment” earlier in December, she has yet to give up and details of alleged incidents, and she has named no witnesses.

On a side note, whenever people here about charges of sexual harassment they immediately begin to think of a boss, usually a man, telling a female subordinate that if she doesn’t have sex with him she’s fired or she won’t get promotions or she will be demoted, etc.  That’s horrible and there should be something done about bosses who do that.  But that’s not how the liberals have morphed this area of the law.  Sexual harassment could have absolutely nothing to do with an action being sexual in nature. It could have to do with harassment in the workplace like having your work ridiculed constantly or being cursed at by the boss.  In the old days we used to call that life on the job.  Us older folks understand that many people had bad bosses at one time or another who took things out on you that you didn’t deserve.

Of course, the governor’s office said there was no truth to the claims as if anyone expected him to admit to it.

There’s a lot of speculation going around that Boylan came out with these accusations because she’s running for Manhattan Borough President in 2021 and she thinks she’ll get media attention and the attentions of some feminist groups who will come out and support her.  But it looks like she’s learning that feminists are only against politicians who won’t do their bidding.  For goodness’ sake they championed Bill Clinton a serial sexual predator.  Boylan also ran against Jerry Nadler for his seat in Congress this year, and she lost by 40 points, according to Ballotpedia!

SCOTUS Rules To Bar Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Houses of Worship

SCOTUS Rules To Bar Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Houses of Worship

On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from reestablishing his draconian strict attendance caps at worship services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus.

The court ruled 5-4 to block Cuomo from enforcing his October 6 “Cluster Initiative” against  churches and other houses of worship that sued to challenge his unamerican restrictions.

The ruling is the first in which Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a decisive role.   Barrett, who was President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, joined the court on October. 27, after being confirmed by the US Senate after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in the dissenting opinion, but I wish they would stop reporting on him that way, because John Roberts IS of the court’s liberal wing.  The leftists on the court’s dissent was that the court had acted rashly.  According to the Constitution, the New York Governor is the one who acted rashly.

In an Orwellian fashion, Cuomo’s plan created a color-coded system on the limits of large gatherings and on businesses, supposedly to help stop an outbreak in NYC where cases were allegedly surging.

His orders were aimed at worship services at some synagogues and Roman Catholic churches in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, according to Bloomberg.

In the red zones, deemed the hardest-hit areas, the state limited attendance in houses of worship down to only 25 percent of their lawful occupancy  or 10 people, whichever is fewer.  The majority of complaints said the governor’s limits violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion.  And they are right.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the concurring opinion that Cuomo treated religious activities less favorably than nonreligious ones, according to the New York Times.  That goes against the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution.  And religion has Constitutional rights.

“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” wrote Gorsuch, who was also named to the court by Trump.

“So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians,” he continued, according to a tweet from The Economist correspondent Steven Mazie. “Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?”

The ruling was considered a reversal of earlier actions taken in the course of the pandemic this year by the Court in response to state restrictions on organized religion. The justices beforehand refused to lift restrictions on churches in California and Nevada.

In the dissenting opinion, Roberts explained why the court’s leftists opposed the decision.

“Numerical capacity limits of 10 and 25 people, depending on the applicable zone, do seem unduly restrictive,” Roberts wrote, according to the New York Times. “It is not necessary, however, for us to rule on that serious and difficult question at this time.”

“The governor might reinstate the restrictions,” he continued. “But he also might not. And it is a significant matter to override determinations made by public health officials concerning what is necessary for public safety in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If the governor does reinstate the numerical restrictions the applicants can return to this court, and we could act quickly on their renewed applications.”

President Trump took to social media to retweet the SCOTUSblog account that announced the high court’s ruling.

“HAPPY THANKSGIVING”

The American Criminal Liberties Union (ACLU) condemned the decision and warned it could “undermine New York’s efforts to curb the pandemic.”

“The freedom to worship is one of our most cherished fundamental rights, but it does not include a license to harm others or endanger public health,” said Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program of Freedom of Religion and Belief.  Actually, the Constitution says about religion that the government may not “prohibit the free exercise thereof;”  It’s literally in the First Amendment!

Andrew Cuomo Rips Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Over ‘Factually Impossible’ Claims

Andrew Cuomo Rips Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Over ‘Factually Impossible’ Claims

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo rips Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her ridiculous claim that the dramatic rise in shootings and murders are due to poverty and the need for people to shoplift a loaf of bread.

He called her claims, “factually impossible.”

Cuomo has been trying to rehabilitate his record after sending so many DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named) to nursing homes where a large portion of deaths were recorded.

The idea that it is a good idea to send infected patients to a place where the most vulnerable citizens live was an utter disaster.

AOC said that people were unable to pay their rent but as Gov Cuomo points out that evictions in the state had been placed on hold.

Therefore, being evicted is not something the people had to worry about yet.

However, it is true that thanks to Cuomo’s blundering response to DTMNBN, New Yorkers are in very dire financial straights,

 

AOC made her comments after a particularly bloody weekend in New York, one in which a one-year-old boy was shot and killed. The lack of law enforcement is the problem, not the lack of a loaf of bread. There has been an unusually large number of shootings especially in a city and state that makes it almost impossible for a law-abiding citizen to own a gun.

From The Daily Caller

New York City passed a budget earlier in July, which stripped $1 billion in funding from the New York Police Department (NYPD). Cuomo signed sweeping police reforms last month, which included a ban on police chokeholds, and a repeal of a law which kept disciplinary records of police officers secret.

‘Swordfight Between 2 Vacuous Giants’: Former ICE Agent Blasts Andrew Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon

‘Swordfight Between 2 Vacuous Giants’: Former ICE Agent Blasts Andrew Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon

Former ICE Agent David Ward blasted New York Democratic gubernatorial contenders Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon for their fiery anti-ICE rhetoric during their Wednesday debate.

Both of these candidates are running for Governor of New York, and they are both dangerous for our country. Both spared of their equal hate for President Trump and ICE.

“Cuomo, the incumbent, boasted that “nobody has stood up to Donald Trump the way I have,” adding that ICE agents are “thugs” and that he is unafraid to sue the federal government.”

He said he is suing the Trump administration for “ripping children” from their mothers. Nixon has also called ICE a “terrorist organization” and supported the organization’s demise.

“I challenge Governor Cuomo to come up with one incident where an ICE agent ripped a feeding child from his mother’s breast,” Ward said, adding that Cuomo’s rhetoric is not factual and that both Democrats embody an “insane strategy.”

Cuomo and Nixon face a September primary to see who will be opposing Republican Marc Molinaro, a county executive in the Poughkeepsie area.”

UAF Contributor Marie Penetranti

Source: ‘Swordfight Between 2 Vacuous Giants’: Former ICE Agent Blasts Andrew Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon

Cuomo Hires High-Profile Lawyer Who Represented Harvey Weinstein

Cuomo Hires High-Profile Lawyer Who Represented Harvey Weinstein

After being hit with a third accusation of sexual harassment in under two weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has hired a high-powered criminal defense lawyer who once defended sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and alleged pervert Woody Allen against allegations of sexual assault, which is a sure sign that Cuomo believes that his female accusers have him by the short hairs wherever they may be.

A former federal prosecutor, Elkan Abramowitz, who has ties to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who refused to prosecute Weinstein and it was discovered that Weinstein’s legal team funded Vance’s campaign, will serve as legal counsel to the embattled governor and his top aides, according to The Wall Street Journal who reported on it on Monday.

Letitia James, the radical Soros-funded New York Attorney General (AG) is investigating the Cuomo administration, though she hasn’t yet appointed anyone to look into the accusations made by three women who say that Cuomo sexually harassed them, which includes inappropriate kissing and touching without consent and making lewd comments like asking a 25-year-old aide is she had ever had sex with older men and the 63-year-old governor letting her know that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22”

“To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said in a statement giving a non-apology apology for the things the women have accused him of doing.  He tried to blow it off as “being playful and making jokes that I think are funny.”

So what was the punchline of that joke where he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent?  Can you imagine?  “Two guys walk into a bar and MWUAH!  In your face!”

Cuomo asked New Yorkers to hold off judgment until the findings come from an independent investigation – note: there are no independent investigations when Democrats are involved, only rigged circus acts – when he at long last referred the matter to James’ office on Sunday, but that was only after he caught a lot of backlash for first picking former US District Judge Barbara Jones, a former law partner with Steve Cohen, one of Cuomo’s closest advisors.  He tried to rig the investigation.

AG James is already looking into the Cuomo administration’s mishandling and possible criminal activities with regard to the nursing home scandal where top Cuomo aide told state Democrats on a conference call that the administration hid the nursing home COVID death numbers because they were afraid that the Trump administration’s Department of Justice would find out the real number of deaths that they lied about after forcing coronavirus patients into nursing homes that killed over 10 thousand seniors.  Apparently, the Cuomo administration undercut the death count by over 40 percent.

This isn’t the first time Abramowitz had to get Cuomo out of a mess as he represented the horny old man once for a federal investigation over the governor’s stupid decision to dismantle an anti-corruption panel he created in 2013.

Abramowitz donated $2,100 to DA Vance’s campaign after the DA dropped charges against his client, the infamous sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, even though police provided a recording of the former Hollywood mogul apologizing to his alleged victim and on tape it has him apologizing to her and he promised he wouldn’t do it again.

The attorney also once represented actor Woody Allen on sexual abuse charges that involved his daughter, Dylan Farrow.  Abramowitz accused Dylan’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, of planting the idea that Woody molested his own daughter.  “The idea that Dylan was molested was implanted by her mother, and that memory is never going to go away,” he said in 2014.

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