Officials from the New York attorney general’s office, Letitia James (D), have broadened an investigation into the government. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo’s Communications Director Resigns The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent BioSolutions – Facebook Confirms Trump Ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Broadway to fully reopen in September READ MORE(D) ‘s allegations of sexual misconduct, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
Several people familiar with the investigation told the newspaper that the AG’s office interviewed at least three people who were contacted after the initial allegations against Cuomo were made public. The three people said a former senior advisor overseeing the state’s immunization program contacted them to assess their loyalty to the governor.
The governor’s office and the GA’s office declined to formally comment on the report, according to the Journal. The governor has faced mounting pressure to step down from Democratic lawmakers in the Democratic-led state, but he has remained provocative and vowed to stay in office while James’ investigation continues.
Cuomo has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct, but admitted that some of his comments may have made some women uncomfortable.
Assistant at the center of breaking news about the investigation, Larry Schwartz, resigned last week after a change in state lobbying rules took effect that would have barred him from acting as a lobbyist on matters surrounding the governor’s office if he had remained that of the state. head of the immunization program.
Schwartz denied that any conversations he had with state officials regarding the allegations about Cuomo were related to the vaccine allocation, according to the Journal.
The governor’s office has seen a wave of resignations totaling at least nine former staff since the allegations emerged, with the latest occurring last week.