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Cuomo report a call for change

Cuomo report a call for change
Much of the Assembly Judiciary Committee's report released Monday reiterates, highlights and expands upon egregious allegations against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. But some of it requires additional

The details, not only regarding sexual harassment but also troubling new conclusions regarding the misuse of state resources in the writing of Cuomo's book "American Crisis," and his controversial handling of data regarding nursing home COVID-19 deaths, illustrate a disturbing pattern of bad behavior along with potential violations of state ethics rules.2 million book deal and the incomplete reporting of nursing home deaths.The report also indicated a connection between Cuomo's book and his handling of the nursing home crisis.It noted that on July 6 — the day Cuomo released incomplete state Department of Health data on nursing home deaths that included only deaths inside homes, hiding the extent of the pandemic's impact on our most vulnerable residents — Cuomo and a senior official also met with the book publisher.

The questions raised by the book and nursing home allegations, in particular, require closer examination.The report by law firm Davis, Polk & Wardwell confirms facts and accounts outlined by Attorney General Letitia James and points to "overwhelming evidence that the former Governor engaged in sexual harassment.

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