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Roberta Kaplan speaking during a conference in Dana Point, Calif., in October 2018. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Roberta Kaplan resigned Monday as chair of Time’s Up, an organization established to fight workplace sexual misconduct, after an investigation found she was involved in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to discredit a woman who accused him of sexual harassment, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: The report from investigators appointed by the New York attorney general found that Kaplan reviewed a draft of a letter that "denied the legitimacy of [ex-Cuomo aide Lindsey] Boylan's allegations, impugned her credibility, and attacked her claims as politically motivated."

What they're saying: Kaplan, who founded Time’s Up's legal defense fund, said in her resignation letter that she could not answer questions about her involvement with Cuomo because she is a practicing lawyer, according to the Times.

  • “I therefore have reluctantly come to the conclusion that an active litigation practice is no longer compatible with serving on the Board at Time’s Up at this time and I hereby resign," the letter reads.

The big picture: Melissa DeRosa, a top aide for Cuomo who investigators said also helped the governor discredit Boylan and other accusers, resigned from her position on Sunday.

  • Attorneys representing Cuomo and New York's executive chamber have criticized the attorney general's investigation as partisan and have denied that Cuomo and other executive chamber members attempted to retaliate against accusers.

Go deeper: Cuomo's lawyer appears to dig him deeper in controversy

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Updated Oct 6, 2021 - Politics & Policy

NYC police union head resigns after FBI raids group's offices

Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

The head of a New York City police union has resigned after FBI agents raided his home and the group's offices, per multiple reports.

The latest: Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins resigned at the request of the union's board, according to a letter sent to members and obtained by several news outlets.

Scoop: Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Allies of former President Trump, including Republican congressmen, have criticized the department's treatment rioters charged with crimes, and sought to recast the insurrection as a righteous protest. Garland's testimony with be his first appearance before the panel.

Updated 44 mins ago - World

Police charge man with murder of British MP David Amess

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Police said Thursday that Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British man, has been charged with the murder of David Amess, a Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K.

The big picture: Last week, the Metropolitan Police declared the fatal stabbing a terrorist incident, saying that they had found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."