Gov. Andrew Cuomo's council has been given a time limit on producing evidence as the investigation on sexual harassment nears its close.
That's according to a statement from New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Lavine.
“We write to inform you that the Committee’s investigation is nearing completion and the Assembly will soon consider potential articles of impeachment against your client. Accordingly, we invite you to provide any additional evidence or written submissions that you would like the Committee to consider before its work concludes. To the extent that you wish to share any such materials with the Committee, please do so by no later than 5 pm on Aug. 13, 2021.”
Judiciary Committee is currently still scheduled to meet in Albany on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 at 9:30 am.
Cuomo is under intense pressure from both sides to resign from office, which he has refused to do. This after a scathing 160-plus page report from New York Attorney General Letitia James, outlining 11 victims who have come forward and accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. The independent investigation ruled that Cuomo did sexually harrass those victims.
Some of those victims who have been vocal in the past include Charlette Bennett and Lindsey Boylan. Others who were not named in the report include a female state trooper as well as a women who says she was groped in the Executive Mansion by the governor.
The report doesn't have any criminal bearing, though some New York district attorneys say they are reviewing the complaints against Cuomo.