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  • The FBI is now investigating the NY Governor’s office

    12/10/2017 10:48:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Over a year ago I wrote about the discovery of a curious aspect of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staffing situation. Nearly half (roughly 40%) of the people working directly for Cuomo were paid by other government departments rather than falling under the payroll umbrella of the executive branch. While not technically illegal in the view of most legal analysts at the time, it was yet another indicator of a general lack of transparency in the state capitol. But as it turned out, that practice continued after it was exposed and crossed over into some other investigations which were already...
  • New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

    12/08/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST | David Klepper
    The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents from both parties and even the U.S. Department of Justice all have used similar staffing methods going back decades, he said. […] The investigation, which was first reported Friday by The Albany Times-Union, centers on the administration’s use of top staffers...
  • FBI investigating Cuomo office's hiring practices

    12/08/2017 4:12:44 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Time Union ^ | 12/8/2017 | Chris Bragg
    The FBI is investigating the Cuomo administration's practice of hiring employees to work in the governor's office, while actually paying them through various state agencies and public authorities, the Times Union has learned. The practice of hiring pricey political appointees to work for the Executive Chamber – but paying them through other entities – has allowed Cuomo and prior governors to increase the size of their staffs while escaping criticism for inflating the Executive Chamber budget. In recent months, however, FBI agents have interviewed a number of people who work for the governor's office, but are paid by agencies or...
  • Kellyanne Conway, Chris Cuomo just got in a 22-minute fight about Roy Moore, Al Franken and bananas?

    12/06/2017 7:05:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and CNN co-host Chris Cuomo engaged in a 22-minute yelling match over Roy Moore, tax reform and foreign policy during "New Day" Wednesday morning. Conway, stealing the interviewer role from Cuomo at multiple points in the appearance, asked him if he believed Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., should resign due to multiple allegations of sexual assault against each man. "Let me tell you the hypocrisy we see at every turn. Al Franken is in the Senate right now. He has admitted this. In front of a glowing audience," Conway said. "He...
  • Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov celebrates deadly Manhattan [smip]

    11/01/2017 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/1/2017 | Staff
    “(A)fter he came to the United States is when he started to become informed about ISIS and radical Islamic tactics,” Cuomo said on CNN. “Again, ISIS has gotten it down to a simple formula that they can put on the internet and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to rent a car, rent a truck. But they are cowards and they are depraved.”
  • Chris Cuomo Melts Down Live On Air: CNN ‘Is Not Fake!’

    10/05/2017 4:26:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo lost his cool on live T.V. after OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that CNN was spreading false information about President Trump’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. Mulvaney said that mainstream media like CNN are purposely choosing to only show the “bad stuff” rather than report on all of the efforts by the Trump administration to help the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering. Here’s a flashback to the theatrical fake news CNN was pumping out… CNN traveled to Puerto Rico and interviewed San Juan Mayor Cruz wearing a “help us we are dying”...
  • Fredo Cuomo Confused

    10/03/2017 3:17:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 3 October 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, I have to tell you, sometimes it’s fun to watch Fredo Cuomo on CNN. Fredo has stumbled across a piece of news that has him totally confused, and that is that a law enforcement official has said that the gunman wired $100,000 to the Philippines before his shooting spree. And so Fredo is asking a financial expert, “How could a guy with such a dark heart send money to people in need or whatever in the Philippines?” I guess Fredo knows that the money was not to retire gambling debt to Philippine credit holders but rather was...
  • Puerto Rico: Will Maria make island more of an American priority?

    09/26/2017 4:05:05 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 41 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 26, 2017 | Howard LaFranchi
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   The Caribbean island territory had become nearly invisible in the US political picture. But some say the long road to recovery after Maria could provide the opportunity to build a better relationship with Washington, and a better Puerto Rico. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived in a Maria-devastated Puerto Rico Friday, he brought with him a half-dozen electrical generators – coveted assistance for an island that officials estimate could be without power for months. Yet as appreciated as Mr. Cuomo’s material aid was, his visit underscored the Caribbean island’s precarious status as a United States...
  • NYC-Born Andrew Cuomo Goes On MSNBC — Claims To Be An Immigrant

    09/25/2017 11:52:33 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2017 | Justin Caruso
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York claimed on MSNBC Monday morning that he was an “immigrant,” despite being born in the United States. Host Stephanie Ruhle asked Cumo if, “New York [is] prepared for those people when the airports open to leave Puerto Rico and move to your state?” in reference to the victims of the recent recent disaster in Puerto Rico. Gov. Cuomo stated, “New York is prepared to do whatever we can do to help. We believe in immigration in New York. We are a state of immigrants. I am an immigrant. I’m wholly against this anti-immigrant fever...
  • NY Sheriff Tells Governor Cuomo He Can Keep His Executive Orders To Himself

    09/16/2017 8:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order barring law enforcement officials from inquiring about the citizenship status of suspects during investigations. It would also apply to other state agencies outside of law enforcement in most cases. In other words, rather than just refusing to cooperate with ICE when they seek to deport illegal aliens, Cuomo is raising the bar and basically pretending that we don’t even have any immigration laws.While I’m sure there were plenty of Social Justice Warriors in New York City cheering the announcement, it didn’t go over so well with everyone. That includes...
  • NY governor: Police can't question immigration status

    09/15/2017 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person’s immigration status. The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person’s right to be in the country when they’re the victim of a crime or a witness. It also means state agencies won’t be able to share a person’s immigration status with federal authorities, except in certain situations, such as a law enforcement investigation. …
  • Fredo Cuomo: Why Can’t We Control the Weather? (What a Stupid Question!!!)

    08/31/2017 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Wait ’til you hear this. We have an audio sound bite, Kellyanne Conway and Fredo Cuomo. Now, I have always maintained that Fredo — I gotta be very delicate about this. Well, you know what? I’m not gonna characterize it. I’m gonna let you listen to it and you will conclude exactly what I have about Fredo. I’ll give you a hint, though. After watching videotape of some abuse taking place in Cuba, Fredo said, “When are these communists gonna realize that it’s about equal rights and fair treatment for people?” Fredo, is that what you’ve been told communism...
  • Is there West Nile at the (NY) State Fair?

    08/28/2017 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    by Bob Lonsberry © 2017 ^ | 08/24/17 | by Bob Lonsberry © 2017
    Is there West Nile virus at the New York state fair? That's a natural suspicion that arises out of some unusual conduct Wednesday by the Onondaga County Health Department. Another suspicion that arises is that the department may have changed its practices -- and possibly endangered public health -- in order to avoid hurting attendance at the fair or raising embarrassing questions while the governor was in town. Here's the background. Each summer, the Onondaga County Health Department tests mosquitoes for the presence of the West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis. It does this by placing traps in wet...
  • Frack This

    08/27/2017 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 27,2017 | Steven Hayward
    I do hope that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo runs for president in 2020, and further that he is the Democratic nominee. He appears determined to make upstate New York into the East Germany of America by his intransigent refusal to allow fracking to produce natural gas, this keeping shale gas-rich upstate New York from enjoying the same kind of prosperity as western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Cuomo’s anti-gas bias extends to using state power to block natural gas pipelines intended to serve New England that have received federal approval. So lots of New Englanders will have continue using more...
  • New York Agrees To Give Voter Info To Trump

    08/03/2017 7:08:20 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 52 replies
    East Village Patch, New York ^ | 8/2/17 | By Simone Wilson
    ALBANY, NY — (8/2/17)...Personal information about all New York voters will be released to President Donald Trump's controversial "election integrity" commission, the state Board of Elections announced Wednesday, despite promises from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state would withhold its voter database from the feds. "We will comply," a spokesman for the Board of Elections told Patch. "The data will be sent out this afternoon."
  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...
  • 'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon may run against Cuomo in gubernatorial primary

    08/04/2017 4:20:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | August 4, 2017
    ALBANY — Actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on “Sex and the City,” may want a new role as Ms. Big. Nixon is said to be one of several Democrats in New York mulling a potential Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Cuomo in 2018. “She’d be a fantastic candidate,” said Billy Easton, executive director of the teachers union-supported Alliance for Quality Education. Easton has worked with Nixon on state education issues. Nixon, whose potential run was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, has frequently been an activist on state and city issues, particularly pertaining to public education.
  • Accused Pedophile Pictured with Robby Mook and CNN Anchors— Will CNN Disavow?

    07/10/2017 6:17:38 AM PDT · by safetysign · 30 replies
    Medium ^ | 07/10/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    Jacob Schwartz was the president of the Manhattan Young Democrats. He has been accused of possessing over 3,000 images of children being molested and abused. Here is a picture of Jacob Schwartz with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook. Pictures at link from the Chris Cuomo Show.
  • Andrew Cuomo Could Beat Trump … If He Can Win Over the Left First

    07/07/2017 4:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 7, 2017 | David Freedlander
    The governor of New York suddenly looks like the kind of take-no-prisoners pol his party needs. With one catch. NEW YORK — The scene is unfolding in the shabby headquarters of the Hotel Trades Council just off Times Square in the late spring of 2017, but it’s not hard to imagine the speech somewhere in the Rust Belt in 2020, with a Democratic nominee trying to reclaim the Upper Midwest for his party. “The truth is the middle class is under attack. The working families are under attack,” Andrew Cuomo bellows, his tough-guy accent coming in a little thick. “Middle-class...
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Female Reporter After Getting Questioned About #CNNBlackmail [VIDEO]

    07/06/2017 5:25:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/06/2017 | Mathew Burke
    After CNN, a leading member of the Democrat Media Complex, saw #CNNBlackmail trend on Twitter for a full day on Wednesday after they threatened to dox the supposed creator of a humorous GIF where President Trump is shown body-slamming a man with the CNN logo superimposed as his head next to a WWE ring, citizen journalist Laura Loomer caught up with the co-host of CNN’s New Day, Chris Cuomo. Loomer asked Cuomo why he deleted a tweet that asked, “Should CNN reveal name of Reddit user who made Trump wrestling video? Had a lot of bigoted and hateful material on...