New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was the golden child just a few short months ago and it was all because he almost daily trashed then President Donald Trump. Trump Derangement Syndrome was so strong among the Democrats and more importantly our press that they all ignored the incompetence and bullying personality of the governor until he was no longer useful. I think until now there are seven women who have come out against Cuomo for sexual harassment, I’ve actually lost count.
But according to new sexual harassment allegations by the first victim to come forward, the New York governor allegedly told a woman he would try to “mount” her if he were a dog. What does he mean, if? This man is a dog.
This new allegation is being added by Cuomo’s original accuser Lindsey Boylan. Remember when Boylan first came out against the governor?
During an interview with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, Boylan says, “I remember being grossed out but also, like, what a dumb third-grade thing to say. … I just shrugged it off.” When Ronan Farrow gets involved, look out.
Farrow said, “A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to comment specifically on the claim, but reiterated Cuomo’s denial that he behaved inappropriately with Boylan.” Yeah, a professional woman just out of the blue made it all up. That’s what Cuomo wants us all to believe.
Farrow wrote: “At a press conference that February, Cuomo had proudly showed off his new puppy, a Siberian-Shepherd-Malamute mix named Captain. After the meeting, Boylan said that she made her way toward the entrance with the Governor, and Captain approached her. When the dog jumped up and down near her, Boylan said, she reached out to calm him, and then backed away. Cuomo, she said, joked that if he were a dog, he would try to ‘mount’ her as well. Boylan said that she did not reply. “I remember being grossed out but also, like, what a dumb third-grade thing to say.” She added, ‘I just shrugged it off.’ A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to comment specifically on the claim, but reiterated Cuomo’s denial that he behaved inappropriately with Boylan.”
Things are not looking good for the New York Democrat as the allegations against him keep piling up.
At the beginning of this month the worst allegation against Cuomo came out when an anonymous accuser implicated that Cuomo asked her to come to his mansion to help him with “technical issues” and when she got there the governor “reached under her blouse” and “aggressively groped” her.
What he did was so horrible that it was referred to the state police.
“As a matter of state policy, when allegations of physical contact are made, the agency informs the complainant that they should contact their local police department,” Beth Garvey, Cuomo’s acting counsel said in a statement. “If they decline, the agency has an obligation to reach out themselves and inform the department of the allegation.”
“In this case, the person is represented by counsel and when counsel confirmed the client did not want to make a report, the state notified the police department and gave them the attorney’s information,” Garvey added.
An impeachment inquiry was launched against Cuomo last week, not by New York Republicans, but by Democrats because sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations keep piling up against Cuomo. The New York Times reported, “New York State lawmakers, many of them Democrats, opened an impeachment inquiry into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday, signaling that members of the governor’s party were abandoning him amid a series of sexual harassment allegations.”
I still can’t get over the fact that many Democrat lawmakers in New York came out after these allegations hit and said that Cuomo was this way all along, he acted like a bully and treated women very unfairly all along, but where were they all along? Why did they not say something until recently?
The New York State Assembly will conduct the investigation into the allegations made against the governor. And that’s not all that’s going on against this governor as it was recently revealed that Democrats will also be investigating Cuomo’s nursing home debacle where he got his administration to cover up the real number of nursing home deaths after he made the decision to force COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes to be among the vulnerable of our society, senior citizens, allegedly causing close to 15,000 deaths from the pandemic virus.
One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former aides who has since come out to accuse him of sexual harassment has said that the governor’s spokesman placed a phone call to her during her honeymoon to do damage control when the #MeToo scandal started.
Ana Liss who formerly worked for Cuomo for two years between 2013 and 2015 as a policy and operations aide, accused the governor of making unwanted advances toward her, touching her back, and then kissing her hand among other things. Liss recently told Rochester TV station WROC she was on her honeymoon back in December when Rich Azzopardi, a Cuomo spokesman, out of the blue called her. This was only two days after Lindsey Boylan, who served as Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor for the Cuomo administration from march 2015 through October 2018, went public to accuse the governor of sexual harassment.
“I thought at first that it was about work like maybe it’s an economic development project that we’re working on here,” said Liss, who now works as the director of planning and development for Monroe County. “And he said instead, ‘I have kind of an awkward question to ask you. Has Lindsey Boylan reached out to you, have you spoken to her?’”
Liss continued, “And I said, ‘No,’ and then we hung up, and I remember thinking, ‘How many other people is he calling? Why is he calling us?’” She worked as an aide for Cuomo for two years when she left back in 2015.
Boylan last month provided more details about what happened, saying Cuomo unexpectedly and without consent kissed her on the lips back in 2018 at his Manhattan office and according to the New York Post said to her “Let’s play strip poker” during a flight on his official state jet the year prior.
To date, now there are five other women, including Liss, who have spoken out and accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate misconduct.
The New York governor has denied the allegations, and he gave a non-apology apology for behavior blaming the women by saying his actions were not perceived as he’d intended.
When asked about resigning after all the women came out against him Cuomo responded:
“I was elected by the people of the state. I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” the embattled governor said during a conference call. “There is no way I resign.”
Do you remember when Andrew Cuomo called for Brett Kavanaugh to take a polygraph test? Because I do. But when he’s the target of allegations there is no way he will resign. It must be great to be a Democrat.
According to WROC, Liss said after she read Boylan’s tweets about Cuomo’s misconduct she first thought, “Wow, that’s dangerous, good luck to you, I would never open my mouth, they’re going to crush you like a bug.”
She added that after “this really started to blow up I thought, ‘You know, maybe it isn’t as dangerous as I thought for Lindsey to speak out.’”
Liss revealed that when Boylan gave out more details last month of Cuomo’s behavior, “She called me and said she was calling me because she saw me in the workplace and she knew I may have similar stories to share.”
Liss said other women were allegedly “subject to much more explicit treatment than I was” by the governor who said publicly that he never inappropriately touched anyone which I supposed would not include kissing Boylan on the lips without her consent.
“I decided to share my story because it’s a small piece of a much larger and more elaborate puzzle that I think New Yorkers should be aware of,” Liss said. “I don’t think Albany or state government, working in the Executive Chamber, is a safe space for young women early in their careers.” Especially when there’s a 63-year-old horny old man who acts like a bully sitting in the governor’s office.
Azzopardi had the gall to tell Liss that he was calling just to give her a heads up that Boylan and others may be reaching out. If we were to read between the lines here wouldn’t this mean that Azzopardi and Cuomo knew that there would be others?
“After Ms. Boylan’s tweets in December, she, and her lawyers and members of the press began reaching out to former members of the Chamber, many of whom never worked with her,” he said. “Those former members of the Chamber called to let various staff people know and convey that they were upset by the outreach. As a result, we proactively reached out to some former colleagues to check in and make sure they had a heads up.”
Yeah, he was just being kind by reaching out to former women aides to the governor who may be contacted about their own sexual harassment claims against the governor by letting them know that they might receive a pesky phone call just as a courteous heads up. That story stinks on ice.
You don’t call potential victims unless you’re on a fishing expedition.
Remember when ratface Bill Maher started the mantra that Donald Trump was never leaving the White House even if he lost? Well, millions believe he won 2020 by a massive landslide and it was stolen from him, but he still left the White House.
I wonder if ratface will say the same about the governor of New York?
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his declaration that he will not resign until New York Attorney General Letitia James completes her investigation into numerous allegations – now up to five women have come forward – of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against him.
“I was elected by the people of the state. I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” the embattled governor said during a conference call. “There is no way I resign.”
Cuomo said calls for him to resign before an investigation is complete was “anti-democratic,” even though he never even waited for an investigation to even begin when he called for Donald Trump to resign after the January 6 riot at the nation’s Capitol.
“Let the attorney general do her job,” said Cuomo dismissing calls for his resignation as pure politics.
“In the meantime, I’m not going to get distracted by this,” Cuomo said. “What is determinative is what the attorney general finds.” And you know darn right well that his people are working on the Letitia James right now.
We reported that two more women came out and made allegations against the governor over the weekend, bringing the total to five. According to The Washington Post Karen Hinton, 62, a former press aide to the governor said Cuomo asked her to his hotel room back in 2000 after a work event and embraced her. She tried to pull away but he pulled her back into him before she could get away from him and ran out of the room.
Ana Liss, 35, worked as a policy and operations aide for Cuomo for about 2 years between 2013 and 2015. She told the Wall Street Journal that Cuomo would make advances toward her inappropriately touching her back and he even kissed her hand once when she got up from her desk. Once he asked her if she had a boyfriend. Liss is an educated professional who told the Journal that Cuomo’s demeaning behavior made her feel like “just a skirt,” saying that Cuomo’s behavior was not “appropriate, really, in any setting.”
“Every woman has a right to come forward, that’s true, but the truth also matters. What she said is not true,” Cuomo said of Hinton on Sunday adding insult to injury. “She has been a longtime political adversary of mine, highly critical for many, many years, and has made many, many accusations.” In sexual harassment court cases of he said, she said what a prosecutor normally does is try to show a pattern of behavior by the accused. I think five women coming forward at different times, making similar allegations shows a pattern of sexual harassment behavior by Andrew Cuomo.
After calling Hinton a liar, when pressed by a reporter, Cuomo said he was not accusing any of the five women of lying. Then he must have a different definition of what constitutes lying because he said that what Hinton said is not true. In my neighborhood that’s calling someone a liar.
Cuomo tried to blow it off as engaging in “friendly banter” as he did with many employees where he would inquire about their weekend plans and if they were dating.
“If customs change, then I’ll change the customs and the behaviors, but I never meant to make anybody feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said. So when he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent did he think she would get a warm and fuzzy feeling instead of being uncomfortable?
On Sunday, as a throw-away, Cuomo said he will sign the bill that limits his emergency powers that the legislature recently passed.
Representative Elise Stefanik (FR-NY) chastised Cuomo after his Sunday press briefing.
“The Worst Governor in America proves more & more each day why he has earned this title. This press briefing threatening elected officials is textbook Cuomo. He is a criminal sexual predator & a corrupt official who needs to be removed from office.
Don’t let him get away with it”
It appears that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is going for a half dozen as two more women come forward with allegations of inappropriate conduct by the bully governor. There are calls for his resignation by Democrats and at this point, it’s going to be difficult for him to remain in office if the allegations are true and if even more women stand up now that the floodgates have seemed to open.
Senator Andrea Cousins-Stewart, the NY Senate Majority Leader, said that if one more accuser comes forward it would be time for Cuomo to quit because he would be done. For liberals reading this, her words still count even though it wasn’t one more who came forward but two.
“Any further people coming forward, I think it would be time to resign,” Cousins-Stewart told Spectrum News’ Susan Arbetter after being asked what it would take for her to call for Cuomo’s ouster.
And now it seems that the Senate Majority Leader has to walk the walk because now there are two more who came forward. Apparently, there are a number of other female aides who are talking about more bad behavior by the Democrat governor.
Ana Liss, 35, who worked for Cuomo for two years between 2013 and 2015 as a policy and operations aide, told the Wall Street Journal that the governor, 63, would make advances toward her touching her back and kissing her hand and once asked Liss if she had a boyfriend. The educated professional aide told the Journal that his demeaning behavior made her feel like “just a skirt,” adding that Cuomo’s behavior was not “appropriate, really, in any setting.”
Karen Hinton tells a story of the gross story of when Cuomo embraced her at the end of a work event back in 2000 where she tried to pull away from the governor but he pulled Hinton, 62, back into him before she was able to get away from his clutches.
And it appears that Cuomo isn’t just some sexual pervert with female aides, but a real jerk to male aides as well. Two male aides said that the governor would berate them in public, calling them “pussies” and told them “they have no balls” knowing they couldn’t say anything back because he was the boss. What a jerk. A host of other officials former and current told the Journal that Cuomo would frequently ask women all sorts of personal questions about their dating lives and that he would make comments about their appearance, touching them and asking them to wear high heels. I’m surprised he didn’t make them dance.
With the addition of the two latest to come forward to lend credence to the stories of Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Bennett, and Anna Ruch, the third not even an aide working for the governor. She had the unfortunate luck of meeting the sexual pest at a wedding when he immediately asked to kiss her.
Boylan took to social media to give praise to Liss and Hinton for coming forward the way they did:
“I am very proud of Ana Liss. She is brave and she speaks for me too.
‘I just wish—I wish that ?@NYGovCuomo? took me seriously,’ she said.
It’s extremely destructive that our boss, the governor of New York, treated us this way.”
About a half-hour later Boylan tweeted directly to the governor.
“Resign you disgusting monster, @NYGovCuomo“
Letitia James, the New York Attorney General’s office confirmed that a notice was sent to Cuomo that his office must preserve all records pertaining to the sexual harassment allegations. Now it’s getting real.
Has anyone heard rat-face Bill Maher saying that Cuomo will never leave office?
One sad aspect of this saga is that though it would be nice to see Cuomo taken down by these sexual harassment allegations, as he should, but with the allegations taking up many of the headlines Cuomo will not go down for the nursing home scandal where he caused the deaths of innocent seniors over his decision to force COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes.
The Democratic Party of New York now has a decision to make. Will they oust Cuomo who only a few short months ago was treated as a god, won an Emmy award for giving COVID press briefings, and was thought of as a potential presidential candidate? Or will they wait a while to see how much worse it can get for the drowning governor and hope he resigns?
If he worked half as hard to combat COVID in his state as he did trying to get into the pants of his female aides he might have actually earned that Emmy.
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.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo addressed the sexual harassment claims against his brother, Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a short statement on his show after more accusations surfaced.
Cuomo recognized that the network would have to cover the story about his brother and pointed out that he could not because of an apparent conflict of interest. In fact, Axios reported that the CNN host was banned by CNN from covering his brother.
“Before we start tonight, let me say something that I’m sure is very obvious to you who watch my show and thank you for that,” said Cuomo.
“You’re straight with me, I’ll be straight with you,” he added. I don’t know what he means by that. His audience is straight with him?
“Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so,” Cuomo added.
“I have always cared, very deeply, about these issues, and profoundly so,” he concluded. “I just wanted to tell you that, there’s a lot of news going on that matters also, so let’s get after that.”
I’m surprised he didn’t do a “Republicans pounce!” story where the Fake News media always makes the story, not about any wrongdoing done by a Democrat, but rather, how Republicans are all chiming on to pounce on the story. That way, the Fake News folks can say they covered the story even though they attacked Republicans, who did nothing wrong, in the process.
The younger Cuomo was slammed by users pointing out that the CNN host didn’t refrain from covering his governor brother prior to these latest accusations of workplace sexual harassment. Some made fun of the host reminding him of a segment where he had his brother on the show making fun of him by holding up a giant cotton swab he would have to use to test for COVID.
We reported on Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett coming out with allegations against Governor Cuomo of sexual harassment while working for him in his administration.
Then on Monday, a third accuser has come forward with accusations against Cuomo saying he made unwanted advances on her as well. According to the woman this happened during a wedding back in September of 2019. She even has hard evidence, a photograph that was taken that captures the interaction. What a horny old creep.
Lindsey Boylan, who served as Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor for the Cuomo administration spanning from March 2015 until October 2018, initially made accusations that Cuomo inappropriately kissed her on the lips without her consent. Charlotte Bennett said Cuomo flirted with her and asked her inappropriate questions like was she in a relationship, is she monogamous when she’s in a relationship, has she ever dated older men, then he informed the 25-year-old aide that he had no problem dating women over 22. He told her he wanted “a girlfriend, preferably in the Albany area.” Bennett said she understood he was grooming her.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the New York Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”
Governor Cuomo finally responded to the first two accusers giving a statement that ended up being a non-apology apology where he pretty much said he was sorry that these women misinterpreted what he did. In other words, these two women are so stupid they couldn’t figure out that when he inappropriately kissed one of them on the lips, touched parts of the body without consent, and said things that added a whole lot of unwanted pressure on them that he was simply acting as a mentor. In fact, Cuomo actually said he wanted to be a mentor for Bennett. Then why did the 63-three-year-old Democratic governor ask her if she has had sex with older men? Why did he have to let her know that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22?” Men who want to mentor women more than half their age don’t believe that way.
The Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at last, has finally responded to the sexual harassment allegations made against him by two women… so far. Of course, Cuomo denied the accusations by his two accusers – who we have been told up until now must be believed – and defended himself by saying, “Some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
“I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm,” the statement released on Sunday read.
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny,” Cuomo said. “I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good-natured way.”
Welcome to the liberal-created world of sexual harassment in which pieces of garbage like Cuomo have told women that they do a disservice to women when they talk about sexual harassment in government, but go full steam ahead when allegations are made against their political enemies. Like the time Karen DeWitt, a public radio correspondent, asked Cuomo what the state of New York “could do differently” amid a tidal wave of accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against prominent men in the mainstream news media and politics, including a former senior official appointed by Cuomo actually responded by saying, “It’s not government. It’s society. It was Harvey Weinstein in the arts industry, it’s comedians, it’s politicians, it’s chefs. It’s systemic, it’s societal, it’s not one person in one area. It’s not just Charlie Rose, it’s not just Matt Lauer, it’s not just journalists. It’s societal.”
The governor continued his non-apology apology.
“I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married,” he continued. “I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business.” In other words, it’s not his fault these women can’t take a joke.
We recently reported that a second accuser has come out to make allegations against Cuomo, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, 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. Yikes!
Cuomo said he wanted to be a mentor for Bennett. Then why did the 63-three-year-old Democratic governor ask Bennett if she ever had sex with older men, and inform her that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22” if he wanted to be her mentor? What kind of elderly male mentor speaks like that to women more than half their own age?
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Cuomo stated. May have been? When Bennett once talked about getting a tattoo, Cuomo suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress. Yeah, I remember when my mentor said something very similar to me. #EyeRoll
Cuomo then gave an apology to anyone who “misinterpreted” him, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”
In other words, I’m sorry you didn’t understand that I was only trying to be a fatherly figure to you and you’re just too damn stupid to realize it.
Where are all the women’s groups? Why aren’t they going on all the news programs to complain about the man who promotes all of their crazy policies? I think I just answered my own question.
Cuomo said he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody.” He added, “I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
Bennett told the New York Times, “He also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man.”
Once when Bennett told the governor that she was going to give a speech at Hamilton College where she graduated to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault, she said, “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.” Who does that? A creepy guy trying to show his sensitive side thinking he’s got a shot at getting with a young woman after she opened up about a sexual assault she survived. This man is sick.
Lindsey Boylan, we reported, was the first former female aide to accuse Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. She alleged in a statement that the governor kissed her on the lips without consent, touched her lower back, arms, and legs, joked about playing strip poker, and the harassment went on for years.
“These are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said on Sunday. “That’s why I have asked for an outside, independent review that looks at these allegations.”
For those who aren’t aware “an outside, independent review” in Democrat language means they’re going to attempt to bury the story by hiring a firm or an individual who in the end will say exactly what the folks paying them tell them to say – think Crowdstrike – and the review process will take a long time because the accused wants to make sure that everything is done properly and by the book, but really what’s going on is they are playing the odds that after a lot of time passes the issue will be long forgotten and considered old news. It’s the standard playbook by Democrats. Instead of asking for an independent review, he could just tell the truth. Who calls for an independent review against themself when they are accused of sexual harassment? If you’re truly innocent you shout from the rooftops that your accusers are full of crap. You don’t offer to authorize an “independent review.” And apparently, it backfired.
Last week, Cuomo personally appointed former US District Judge Barbara Jones to carry out the independent investigation into the accusations but did an about-face on Sunday after the move attracted a lot of criticism. Jones is a former law partner to one of Cuomo’s closest advisors, Steve Cohen. No conflict of interest there, right?
Cuomo had to put together a new statement announcing New York State Attorney General Letitia James (D) and the chief judge of the court of appeals, Janet DiFiore, would jointly select an “independent and qualified lawyer in private practice without political affiliation to conduct a thorough review and issue a public report.”
“We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics,” the statement read. “The work product will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge.” If that was the original intent then why did he hand-pick Jones in the first place?
James issued her own statement on the independent investigation.
“The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral,” James said. “While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task, per Executive Law. The governor must provide this referral so an independent investigation with subpoena power can be conducted.”
It will be whitewashed, mark my words because in the end Democrats love to virtue signal the rest of us about how to be moral people but they really never hold themselves up to the same standards.
Liberalism is a funny thing. On one hand, the Democrats aren’t making a lot of noise over the senior citizens who died because Andrew Cuomo insisted on sending COVID-positive patients into nursing homes leading to over 15,000 deaths. But let him become a #MeToo offender and they call for his head. Personally as bad as sexual harassment is, I think murder is much worse but that is not how it is seen by the left.
When Brett Kavanaugh was up fo0r confirmation to the Supreme Court, the Democrats brought forth some very non-credible witnesses against him.
People insisted that he take a lie detecto0r test. Among those calling for the test was Andrew Cuomo.
Now that he is the target, all calls for a lie detector test have been muted, especially by Cuomo. But don’t expect Cuomo to resign because he won’t. He will keep changing his story until he finds one people will believe.
New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi said in a statement that there is a “clear pattern of abuse and manipulation” by the governor and called for his resignation:
“I commend the courage of Ms. Bennett and Lindsey Boylan for coming forward. The harassment experienced bye these former staffers is part of a clear pattern of abuse and manipulation by the Governor, and that pattern makes him unworthy of holding the highest office in New York,” Biaggi said in a statement. “A truly independent investigation into the allegations made by Ms. Bennett, Ms. Boylan, and any forthcoming survivors should take place — but the Governor’s influence touches all entities in New York that might review his conduct.”
From The Gateway Pundit
“While a truly independent investigation may uncover more evidence or instances of abuse, the existing details are sufficient for me to form my conclusion. As a New Yorkers, a legislator, Chair of the Senate Ethics and Internal Governance Committee, and a survivor of sexual abuse, I am calling for Governor Cuomo to resign,” the statement concluded.
Democratic New York State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou also called for his resignation.
“You’re showing, @NYGovCuomo,” she tweeted. “Our governor is a manipulative, controlling, abusive, power obsessed, predator. Please resign.”
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!