Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal Intensifies After Allegations He Threatened Democratic Lawmaker

Andrew Cuomo Reportedly Being Investigated Over Nursing Home Scandal

The FBI and the Brooklyn U.S. attorney's office have launched investigations into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and his administration amid allegations that officials intentionally underreported nursing homes deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to avoid political fallout.

Kim, that the administration purposely withheld the state's COVID-19 nursing home death toll out of fears it could be used against them politically.

The investigation conducted by the U.S. Eastern District of NY is in "its early stages and is focusing on the work of some of the senior members of the governor's task force", according to the Times Union, which first reported the news.

Assembly Member Ron Kim said Cuomo had vowed to "destroy" him during a private phone call last week for criticism he felt was unfair. Cuomo refused to take questions from The New York Post on Wednesday. "I accept responsibility for that".

Kim is the Assembly sponsor of a bill to strip Cuomo of his wide-ranging emergency powers, granted to him by the legislature at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

He is among a growing number of bi-partisan legislators seeking an independent investigation on the suppression of nursing home death numbers. "He attacked me and said that I obstructed justice in a letter".

The people, who weren't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Cuomo administration had not been cooperative with prosecutors, especially in the early stages of the probe, and for months had not produced documents and other data the Justice Department had requested. You're not a lawyer.' It nearly felt like in retrospect he was trying to bait me and anger me and say something inappropriate. Kim's wife said she had "overheard parts of Kim's phone call with Cuomo last week, and described the governor as "loud" and 'angry.' She said she heard Cuomo say, 'Who do you think you are?' as well as the words, 'my wrath, ' and that immediately after the phone call, her husband told her: 'The governor threatened to destroy my life'". A spokesperson told PIX11 they had no comment.

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Several lawmakers from across New York State called for action on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo following the release of a report. According to Kim, the governor added, "We're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines".

The governor told reporters on Wednesday his relations with Kim as "open and hostile".

Urban Air Aventure Park in Lake Grove just last week joined dozens of family entertainment centers across NY in filing a lawsuit to allow them to reopen.

But when Cuomo was asked, in the briefing, when the ban on visitors at nursing homes might be lifted, State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker answered that nursing homes will remain off-limits for now, because residents are more at risk of death from the disease.

"We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight, and review", she said.

"They have always been fully reported", he insisted.

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