The Washington Post reports:
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) formally referred allegations of sexual harassment against him to the state’s attorney general on Monday, a move that initiates an investigation of the veteran politician, who has come under fire after disclosures by two former aides who alleged misconduct.
The requisite referral letter was sent to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), who will be tasked with finding outside investigators to head the probe of Cuomo’s alleged misdeeds involving two women who worked in his administration, a person familiar with the matter confirmed.
Initially, Cuomo resisted sending the review to James’s office, instead suggesting the state’s highest-ranking judge, Janet DiFiore, take up the issue.
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Today, we received a referral letter providing our office the authority to move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment claims made against Governor Cuomo.
At the close of the review, the findings will be disclosed in a public report.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) March 1, 2021