Another day, another twist to the tale of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for whom the twilight of his political career has arrived early.
Cuomo remains arrogantly indignant in regard to the half dozen women who’ve come forward to suggest that he sexually harassed or abused them, sometimes very publicly. Even in the face of police involvement in one of the nastier groping cases Cuomo has ferociously refused to resign. This, despite several high profile calls for him to do just that.
Now, another piece of the story has arrived, and it further demonstrates the Democratic Governor’s abuses of power.
The letter, which was never released, disparaged Lindsey Boylan and accused her of coming forward for “political retribution,” according to a copy reviewed by The New York Times.
The whole scheme was dastardly from the start.
The initial intention was to get former top statehouse staffers — with a focus on women — to sign onto the letter, the report said.
One draft of the letter noted a campaign consultant to Boylan, who is now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president, also worked for a Cuomo political enemy.
The letter went on to say that Boylan was “supported by lawyers and financial backers of Donald Trump: an active opponent of the governor,” according to the Times.
It concluded: “Weaponizing a claim of sexual harassment for personal political gain or to achieve notoriety cannot be tolerated. False claims demean the veracity of credible claims.”
This is classic victim-blaming, and the involvement or the accused is bad news for Cuomo’s claims of innocence.
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