The New York State Assembly officially launched an impeachment investigation into New York Governor Cuomo on Tuesday, but Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Lavine said on Tuesday that it is expected to take several months to complete the impeachment investigation because of too many allegations against Governor Cuomo.
“Given the breadth and seriousness of the investigation, we expect it to take months, not weeks,” Lavine said at the first meeting of the impeachment investigation, “and because an impeachment investigation of a governor has no precedent in New York, whether for victims, witnesses or the governor, sufficient Time needs to be set aside to to ensure the fairness of the investigation.”
However, Debra Katz, an attorney representing one of the women who accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, said on the 22nd that Cuomo is interfering with the investigation led by New York’s attorney general by having her office staff talk to the state’s “in-house attorneys” before outside counsel investigates. “In-house attorneys” (In-house attorneys) must be present when outside investigators interview office staff.
However, Governor Cuomo’s office has denied the above criticism of affecting the integrity of the investigation.
Levine said he had sent a “non-retaliation” notice to the governor’s office to prevent intimidation of witnesses.