(RepublicanWire.org) – With good reason, the decision concerning former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced by Westchester County, New York, District Attorney Mimi Rocah is bound to anger millions upon millions of Americans and reinforce the belief that there is a deep state and that the rich and powerful are treated under a different set of rules than are all other Americans.
Just moments ago, in a statement that you can read in full below, Rocah announced that she will not criminally prosecute Cuomo for the alleged sexual assaults he committed against two women even though the District Attorney states that she found “the allegations and witnesses were credible, and the conduct concerning.”
Even though Rocah said she found “the allegations and witnesses were credible, and the conduct concerning,” she goes on to say, “we cannot pursue criminal charges due to the statutory requirements of the criminal laws of New York.”
Make of that what you will, but we suspect millions of Americans will see this decision as one that is allowing Cuomo to get away with sexual assault on a technicality. In contrast, average Americans would already be sitting in jail if they’d assaulted women the way it is alleged that Cuomo did on multiple occasions.
Andrew Cuomo, whose mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic cost New York taxpayers millions in lost revenue and pushed them into a budget crisis they are still struggling to emerge from. The disgraced ex-governor was ordered by an ethics panel on Tuesday morning to cough up $5.1 million for his crimes against society as he pocketed money made off people during the pandemic.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics gave their approval for Cuomo to earn outside income while still being governor in a 12-1 vote. However, the ethics agency has now voted to revoke its prior approval, claiming that Cuomo violated promises. He used state resources and employed staff members.Cuomo’s book proceeds are requested to be turned over to state Attorney General Letitia James. He must pay the money back next month or face more severe consequences.
Cuomo’s team was also accused of low-balling coronavirus-related nursing home deaths while he negotiated the book deal, leading to accusations that they were trying to look better than their competitors in order to make a quick buck off this tragedy.
Cuomo’s lawyer, Jim McGuire, went so far as to say that JCOPE’s decision was illegal and would challenge it in court.
“JCOPE’s actions today are unconstitutional, exceed its own authority and appear to be driven by political interests rather than the facts and the law,” Jim McGuire responded.
Commissioner David McNamara, a Senate Republican appointee and the chairman of JCOPE’s ethics committee, says Cuomo “lacked the legal authority to engage in outside activity and receive compensation from authors” since his approval was rescinded.
McNamare went on to say,“Gov. Cuomo is not legally entitled to retain compensation … for any form of outside activity related to the book.”
While some feel that the money should be given to the families who lost loved ones because of Cuomo’s negligence, it will be up to state Attorney General Letitia James to determine how and to whom the profits would be distributed.