UPDATED 3:30 PM PT – Monday, March 22, 2021
Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now been accused of interfering with the state attorney general’s investigation. On Monday, Attorney Debra Katz, who currently represents Cuomo’s second accuser, said the governor’s office had lawyers meet with staffers before they were interviewed by the AG.
She added, attorneys “debriefed” employees after the interviews.
“What the governor is doing is classic ‘intimidation of witnesses 101,’” Katz stated. “Trying to know what witnesses are telling investigators after their interviews or asking to come along is clearly designed to chill people’s willingness to speak to investigators.”
The investigators are thorough and have made clear that they will follow all appropriate leads. https://t.co/mcK8FtI4hW
— Debra Katz (@DebraKatzKMB) March 19, 2021
In the meantime, Cuomo’s senior aides claim the governor’s office is doing its own probe into the sexual harassment allegations. However, the New York AG said it did not direct Cuomo’s office to conduct the so-called “parallel investigation.”