Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Steered Corruption Probe Away From Buddies

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The commission that Cuomo established in July 2013 to investigate violations of campaign finance laws and other matters was hobbled almost from the start by demands from the governor's office, despite a public promise of independence, the Times said.

Within a year, it was disbanded by Cuomo, who had initially indicated it would operate for about 18 months.

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  1. Chris Christie closed a bridge, and the likes of Huffington Post and Slate acted as if it were 9/11 or Watergate.

    The NYT’s has this story buried on their homepage under a tiny section labeled ‘more news.’ Meanwhile, Slate is running a headline trashing Reagan for something that happened 26 years ago.

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  2. Within a year, it was disbanded by Cuomo, who had initially indicated it would operate for about 18 months.

    They were doing their job too well. If there was ever anything needed to show that these types of “investigations” are nothing more than smoke and mirrors, this is it.

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