FBI Investigating New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is no stranger to controversy.
In fact, the man is a certified New York swamp creature.
Recall that Cuomo shut down the commission investigating corruption he started. He did this when he found out the commission was investigating him.
TBS documented at the time:
So we now have TWO of the highest ranking politicians in New York under indictment, and we are told there is one more person who rounds out the triumvirate of power.
Under the state’s political system, the assembly speaker and the senate majority leader, together with the governor, comprise the so-called “three men in a room” who exercise virtually unfettered control over the legislative and budget process in Albany.
That’s right, the governor, Andrew Cuomo.
As reported in the New York Post,
After claiming he never met with reps from the giant real-estate firm at the center of the corruption cases against Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, records show that Gov. Cuomo actually did meet with them in 2011.
“No. Never,” Cuomo told reporters in Syracuse when asked if he had ever met with officials from Glenwood Management. But on Thursday, meeting logs showed he talked to Glenwood reps in 2011.
And then there were three.
Cuomo shut down the commission he started to monitor corruption, when that commission began investigating his corruption. There is a reason Cuomo isn’t running for president against arguably the most corrupt Democrat in politics, and that is Hillary Clinton knows where Cuomo’s bones are buried.
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, whose office is prosecuting both Silver and Skelos, has criticized that structure as “one of the most corrupt governments in the nation.”
And it remains that way.
Now we learn that the FBI is investigating Governor Cuomo for hiring irregularities:
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office said Friday it received subpoenas as part of an FBI criminal investigation into its hiring of staff and how they are paid. But a spokeman for Cuomo pushed back hard calling the inquiry “absurd” and “a charade.”
Investigators are looking into whether dozens of state workers hired on paper to fill specific jobs at various state agencies were instead tasked to work directly for the Democratic governor.
The governor’s spokesman said this is a mere head count and placement issue. But the feds want to know if there is any wrongdoing in using money meant for agencies like transportation or children’s services when in reality those workers may be serving as political appointees to the governor.
The Albany Times Union first reported many of these workers are former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and other Democratic operatives hired as Cuomo may be exploring a possible presidential run.
Why would the crooked Democrats hire anybody else but the crooks who tried to get Clinton elected? Even swamp snakes have to eat!
You know there is payola happening here. Hopefully, some New Yorkers who actually work for a living will become whistleblowers on this issue. I’d certainly like to see time cards, expense accounts, for starters. New Yorkers need to know that their tax dollars are not being spent feathering the Royal Family Cuomo’s nest.
Show me the work product of all employees in question.
If this investigation goes as I predict, Cuomo will never run for president. He may be running from justice.