Aug 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Cuomo says he'll cooperate with impeachment investigation

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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.

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.

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