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Cuomo Breaks Silence On Report Of Interference With Ethics Panel

Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally broke his silence about allegations of tampering with the Moreland Commission.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally broke his silence about allegations of tampering with the Moreland Commission. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally broke his silence about a New York Times report that alleges the governor and his camp tampered with the investigations of the Moreland Commission , according to the Buffalo News.

Cuomo was adamant that no political tampering took place from his camp. Cuomo even deemed the commission a success, the Buffalo News said in its report.

The Times report released last week stated Cuomo and his aides put pressure on the commission when it attempted to investigate groups aligned with the governor. Cuomo then disbanded the commission abruptly.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan has since picked up where the commission left off and plans on investigating Cuomo.

Cuomo told reporters in Buffalo that he still considered the commission a success thanks to new ethics reforms that were passed. The governor did, however, stop short of completely refuting the New York Times report in its entirety, according to the Buffalo News.

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