Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday after she rejected the disgraced political figure’s request to have New York taxpayers pick up the tab for his private legal defense in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him.
So this same guy who lied about how many folks died in nursing homes as a result of his massively awful COVID policies during the beginning of the pandemic and who has groped or come on to anything with boobs that walked into his office thinks that regular people should pay for the lawyers he’s hired to defend him against allegations of being a pervert?
The audacity of this guy is astounding. Totally, utterly, astounding.
According to TheBlaze, “In his lawsuit against James, Cuomo argued that according to state law, his legal fees must be covered since the allegations ‘occurred while the employee was acting within the scope of his public employment or duties.’”
“Sexually harassing young women who work for you is not part of anyone’s job description,” a spokesperson for the New York attorney general’s office responded in a statement released on Thursday, Reuters stated. “Taxpayers should not have to pony up for legal bills that could reach millions of dollars so Mr. Cuomo’s lawyer can attack survivors of his abuse.”
Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Glavin, then responded to the rejection of her client’s request, saying “James’s denial of Governor Cuomo’s request for counsel was arbitrary, capricious, contrary to the plain text of the statute, biased, personally and politically conflicted.”
Here’s a bit more from TheBlaze:
James released a report last year containing the results of a five-month independent investigation. James stated, “The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law.”
Following the investigation results, Cuomo resigned from office in August 2021.
In March, Cuomo visited a New York church and gave a speech in which he stated, “I resigned as governor, the press roasted me, my colleagues were ridiculed, my brother was fired.”
Andrew Cuomo insisted that he and his brother, Chris Cuomo, were the victims of “cancel culture.” He stated that the “political sharks” came after him because they “smelled blood.”
However, despite all of Cuomo’s confidence that all of this was the result of certain political figures wanting to take him down, he somehow weaseled his way out from having any criminal charges filed against him. The last prosecutor who looked into the allegations that were made against the former governor went on to say there was no legal basis to pursue the case.
Rich Azzopardi, who works as a spokesperson for Cuomo, went on to say, “The report has been reviewed by five separate district attorneys and every single one has declined to move forward based on it — it was nothing more than a political document and holds no legal weight. Their political games continue.”
It’s amazing how knowing the right people and holding to the “correct” ideology can help you get away with anything, isn’t it?
Look at how Hunter Biden has a mountain of evidence stacked against him pointing obviously toward him being involved in corrupt business deals with foreign actors where he sold access to his then-vice president father, Joe Biden, and yet, nothing has come of it.
Will these folks ever be held accountable for their actions or does being a well-connected Democrat come with the perk of doing whatever one’s heart desires without fear of reprisals?
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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