Andrew Cuomo thinks that resigning as governor will make all of his problems go away. That’s not exactly true. He wants to deny all of the sexual allegations that have come his way. Yet, we may be able to learn what really happened by seeing it all on camera.
Surveillance videos have been subpoenaed along with records of phone calls. Essentially, anything that will aid in the problem to determine if he indeed groped an aide will be collected.
The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is looking to get to the bottom of it all. The subpoenas issued also demanded that they receive records of all the keycard swipes at the entrances at the Executive Mansion – the location where the incidents allegedly occurred. Officials will also have to turn over similar information at the state Capitol, the location where accuser Brittany Commisso works.
By collecting all of the information, investigators will be able to establish a timeline in terms of when things happened – and exactly what those “things” were.
As more information comes in, it will make it easier to determine if Cuomo is guilty of these allegations or not. No grand jury investigation is in place yet, though that could change depending on how much information is found.
Commisso, who served as an executive assistant on Cuomo’s staff, said that she had been afraid to speak out for the longest time. “I was afraid that if I had to come forward and revealed my name, that the governor and his enablers, I like to call them, would viciously attack me, would smear my name, as I had seen and heard them do before to people.”
Commisso explained that the first grope by the former governor took place on December 31, 2019. It happened when he suggested they take a selfie together. As she took the selfie, she said that she felt his hand slide down her backside to begin rubbing it. A second grope happened at the governor’s mansion in November of the following year.
Cuomo has already resigned and has denied any wrongdoing. The only problem is that Commisso’s story hasn’t deviated as the investigations have gone further and further. Additionally, her story isn’t the only one that has come out against Cuomo.
Right now, since Cuomo has decided to resign instead of being removed from office, he is entitled to some hefty retirement benefits. After spending 15 years serving the state (11 as governor and four as attorney general), he will be receiving approximately $50,000 a year.
That’s a pretty impressive pension for someone who should be in jail instead of retiring in the lap of luxury.
Cuomo doesn’t know how he’s going to spend his retirement years yet. In an interview with New York Magazine, he mentioned, “I’m not disappearing. I have a voice, I have a perspective and that’s not gonna change. And the details aren’t really that important to me to tell you the truth.”
Wow. Well, it’s safe to say that most people would rather see him disappear, and not too many people are interested in hearing his voice.
Between the sexual allegations against him and his utter failure as a governor to help New York recover out of the pandemic, it would be great for everyone if he would just go away.
Perhaps once the investigators get their hands on the video footage, they can find all of the gripping (or should that be groping) evidence they need to convict him.