New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered New York’s attorney general to suspend an investigation into the alleged mishandling of the sex assault allegations against accused rapist Harvey Weinstein 6 days after Weinstein’s law firm donated $25,000 to Cuomo’s political campaign.
The Manhattan law firm of Boies Schiller & Flexner made the payment on June 20, according to the state Board of Elections website. A week later, the New York state attorney general called for a six-month suspension of the state’s investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who was widely slammed for deciding not to prosecute Weinstein for a 2015 groping incident.
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Governor Cuomo’s office denied that the $25,000 donation was related to the suspension of the state’s investigation.
“No contribution of any size influences any government action,” Cuomo’s rep told Fox News. “The reported story about a recent contribution from David Boies’ firm to Governor Cuomo is completely irrelevant to any pending attorney general’s investigation or prosecution because Boies stopped representing Harvey Weinstein as early as November of 2017.”
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was blasted amid speculation that he decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein because he had received $55,000 in campaign contributions from Weinstein’s law firm Boies Schiller & Flexner.
Interestingly, a $10,000 donation was made after Vance decided not to charge Weinstein, a longtime Democratic donor and close friend of Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, embattled governor Andrew Cuomo is facing more problems after inadvertently admitting he’s a liar during his August 29 Democratic primary debate against actress Cynthia Nixon.
Cuomo is running for his third term as governor, while Nixon is a socialist activist best-known for starring on the hit HBO series “Sex and the City.” Leading up to the debate, Nixon demanded that the debate hall be 76 degrees because cold rooms are “sexist.”
The awkward exchange during their debate went like this:
“Can you stop interrupting?!” Cuomo said.
“Can you stop lying?!” Nixon retorted.
“As soon as you do,” Cuomo huffed.
Cuomo is still reeling after being trashed for saying “America was never that great” at a bill-signing event last week.
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said. “It was never that great.”
President Trump immediately pounced on Cuomo’s anti-American remarks, as BizPac Review previously reported.
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