ALBANY, N.Y. — Investigators seeking to determine whether the New York state Assembly should move to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received more than 200 tips about his conduct.
The chair of the chamber’s Judiciary Committee, Charles Lavine (D-Nassau), disclosed the figure as his committee held its first public meeting focused on impeachment in nearly a month. The tips were received via a hotline set up by Davis Polk, the law firm the Assembly retained to help conduct the investigation.
“In total, Davis Polk has spoken with attorneys for about 70 people who may have relevant information,” Lavine said. “And Davis Polk has also been in contact with four government agencies about potentially relevant information — document requests and interviews.”
The public portion of the meeting on Wednesday was brief. After about eight minutes, members went into executive session to discuss “matters that may disclose information relating to current and further investigations, the disclosure of which could jeopardize the effectiveness of those investigations.”
The Assembly’s probe of the governor is wide-reaching, and is looking at topics such as the sexual harassment allegations made against Cuomo and the use of state employees to help produce Cuomo’s 2020 book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”