WHAT WE KNOW
(POST) Democrats in the state Assembly on Thursday gave a green light for an “impeachment investigation” of Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Judiciary Committee — the first step toward potentially removing him from office.
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• New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie released a statement Thursday afternoon that he authorized the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation into misconduct allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The statement from Speaker Heastie reads:
After meeting with the Assembly Majority Conference today, I am authorizing the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation, led by Chair Charles D. Lavine, to examine allegations of misconduct against Governor Cuomo.
The reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious. The committee will have the authority to interview witnesses, subpoena documents and evaluate evidence, as is allowed by the New York State Constitution. I have the utmost faith that Assemblymember Lavine and the members of the committee will conduct an expeditious, full and thorough investigation.
This inquiry will not interfere with the independent investigation being conducted by Attorney General James.
Attorney General James’ statement reads:
“Today’s action by the New York state legislature will have no bearing on our independent investigation into these allegations against Governor Cuomo. Our investigation will continue.”