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FBI Probes Cuomo for Shielding Campaign Donors from COVID Liability as New Accuser Speaks Out

HeadlineMar 22, 2021

The FBI has reportedly opened an investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s role in shielding nursing home industry executives from liability over the deaths of thousands of residents from COVID-19. The liability protections came in April 2020, after the Greater New York Hospital Association and its executives gave over $2 million in donations to Cuomo’s campaign. The FBI is also investigating reports that top aides to Cuomo pressured state health officials to falsify state data to cover up the true number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

Meanwhile, an eighth woman has stepped forward to accuse Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct. Alyssa McGrath, one of Cuomo’s current aides, says the governor made numerous unwelcome sexual advances, ogled her body and remarked on her looks. The latest accusations came as former aide Lindsey Boylan called on New York’s Legislature to impeach Governor Cuomo. Boylan addressed a crowd of protesters in Manhattan Saturday.

Lindsey Boylan: “In December, I spoke truth to power on the harassment and bullying I faced working for Governor Cuomo. And when the governor should have been focused on leading us out of this pandemic, he was instead focused on covering up the deaths of 15,000 New Yorkers and smearing me and my reputation.”

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