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Facing Possible Investigation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office Lawyers Up
CBSNews ^ | August 1, 2014

Posted on 08/01/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT by Steelfish

August 1, 2014, 10:52 AM Facing Possible Investigation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office Lawyers Up

ALBANY, N.Y. - A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.

Elkan Abramowitz said Thursday he was hired some time ago to represent the governor's executive chamber as a whole and not Cuomo or another specific person.

Cuomo's administration is facing questions about whether it meddled with the commission when a top aide, Larry Schwartz, urged commissioners not to investigate entities with links to Cuomo. Cuomo abruptly shut down the commission this spring. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara criticized the panel's demise as premature and has vowed to continue its work.

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Bharara has threatened to investigate Cuomo for obstruction of justice or witness tampering for allegedly asking members of the commissioners to speak out about their work on the panel.

The newspaper reported that Bharara wrote to the commission's attorney on Wednesday saying his office will investigate any attempts to "influence or tamper" with the recollection of commission members, "as we must consider whether such actions constitute obstruction of justice or tampering with witnesses that violate federal law."

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1 posted on 08/01/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

What’s the likelihood this weasel would ever do anything illegal?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 10:00:32 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Steelfish

Wait a minute.

Cuomo is a good Democrat. Nancy P. told us that the Republicans have a culture of corruption, not Democrats. The Democrats are simon pure, per Nancy’s criteria.

So how can a good Democrat be caught up in corruption of any kind????


3 posted on 08/01/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Steelfish

Headline should read: “Italian Mobster hires JINO Lawyer!”

Elkan Abramowitz = Moe Dalitz


4 posted on 08/01/2014 10:06:32 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

It will be interesting to see how much coverage this scandal gets compared to Christie’s blocked bridge. The Christie story was 24/7 for a month.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 10:06:39 AM PDT by edboock (The United States Constitution ©1787, All Rights Reserved)
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To: Steelfish

This is Obozo’s ‘gift’ to Hillary. Take out Cuomo before the 2016 primaries.................


6 posted on 08/01/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

post 6...............


7 posted on 08/01/2014 10:18:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger; firebrand; Vaquero

Ed Zachary or not, it helps her royal anus.

Oh my goodness! Did my auto correct really do that?

/s


8 posted on 08/01/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Steelfish

Ipso, facto! that Cuomo has had his Gary Hart moment and now must face the consequences. He actually came to believe he wasn’t corrupt.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Red Badger

Cuomo took himself out. He set himself up. I don’t believe he was going anywhere as a presidential candidate. Too northeastern, too New York, too Italian-American, too his live-in girlfriend makes pasta sauce with ketchup, too he has crazy eyes and too, his father was a loser, too.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 11:25:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

He’s too “You don’t need ten bullets to kill a deer!”........................


11 posted on 08/01/2014 11:55:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

How did I forget that gem?


12 posted on 08/01/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Yehuda

let it help her NOW....we need to get rid of Cuomo toot sweet....

the anger I feel to this son of the Sfachime knows no bounds after the UNSAFE ACT.

I am livid with the POS and ALL the LI GOP(e) senators who voted for it at midnight en bloc. Except for Lee Zeldin who was off on his military duty, and swears to heaven above he would have voted no.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 12:18:42 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: miss marmelstein

that’s why Curtis Sliwa calls him Andrew ‘evil eye’ Cuomo.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Curtis used to call him “Malochio” Cuomo but I guess no one knew what that was. I did! Cuomo, also, looks amazingly like Ted Bundy.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 12:22:52 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
His Fathers Gems:

“NRA hunters who drink beer, don't vote and lie to their wives about where they were all weekend.”

and the ever popular.

“Politicians used to think of themselves as shepherds. That's all over now....Now the politicians are following the SHEEP Read the polls! They'll tell you where to go to pasture!”

16 posted on 08/01/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: miss marmelstein

He would say it in Italian sometimes and English another time. Malochio being evil eye.

I like what he call Mario the best....’sfacheem’.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Steelfish; flaglady47
Often touted as presidential candidate material, the bloom is starting to come off Andy's rose.

He should have been excommunicated a long time ago, also.

I hope it'll all come together for him in one perfect package.

Leni

18 posted on 08/01/2014 12:34:20 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: Vaquero

Hilarious quotes! And the least successful radio host since the days of Ed Koch and Alec Baldwin!


19 posted on 08/01/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Vaquero

I also think we can add the words “ipso facto” to famous Cuomo family quotes.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 12:37:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Red Badger

“This is Obozo’s ‘gift’ to Hillary. Take out Cuomo before the 2016 primaries.................”

It’s not Obamas gift to Hillary. It is Obamas gift to Liz Warren and Julian Castro. As a follow up, since it is in NY, now you tie Clinton to it. The perception alone will force her from the race.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:02:05 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Vaquero

And the jinos who not only went along on that plus the midnight gay marriage BS.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 2:07:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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