ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- The New York Attorney Generals’ (AG) office has released more transcripts and exhibits from its investigation of sexual harassment allegations against former governor Andrew Cuomo. The AG’s office said transcripts and exhibits pertaining to the investigation would be released on a rolling basis.
Three weeks ago hundreds of pages of transcripts of interviews conducted by two independent lawyers, hired by AG Letitia James were made public. Those included interviews with 10 women who accused Cuomo of harassment.
Transcripts and exhibits released Monday include interviews with staff and outside advisors. Video testimony from Cuomo, top aide Rich Azzopardi, and complainants were also released. Transcripts are also available for an interview with Cuomo’s brother and journalist, Chris Cuomo who took heat after it was uncovered he offered advice to his brother when the scandal broke.
“To the surprise of no one, Tish James continues abusing her government power to leverage her political future — prosecutorial misconduct, ethics, and integrity be damned,” Azzopardi said. “James violated the law in appointing biased reviewers and then she admitted personally interfering in the investigation.”
Azzopardi also accused James of editing Andrew Cuomo’s testimony and said James strategically announced the release of the additional testimony and exhibits to overshadow U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi’s announcement that he would be running for governor in 2022.
James announced she would be running for governor about a month ago. Meanwhile, the AG’s office said there is more evidence that will be released in time. Exhibits, testimony, and video interviews can all be viewed on the AG’s website.