Cuomo says he'll cooperate with impeachment investigation
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Thursday said it would cooperate with the state Assembly's request for evidence as part of its impeachment investigation, Politico reports.
Why it matters: Cuomo has denied the findings of an independent report from the New York Attorney General investigating sexual harassment allegations against him.
- The district attorneys for Manhattan and Westchester County are also seeking evidence from the governor for incidents that allegedly occurred in their jurisdictions.
- Cuomo has repeatedly asserted his innocence, and has said he will not resign.
Background: The New York State Assembly's Judiciary Committee on Thursday told Cuomo that the impeachment probe had almost concluded.
- The Assembly gave Cuomo until Aug. 13 to share any additional evidence he wishes them to consider before arriving at a verdict.
What they're saying: "The Assembly has said it is doing a full and thorough review of the complaints and has offered the Governor and his team an opportunity to present facts and their perspective,” Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said in a statement, per Politico.
- "The Governor appreciates the opportunity. We will be cooperating," he continued.
What to watch: The committee is slated to meet on Aug. 9, where members will decide what the next steps will be.