Cuomo aide acknowledges effort to cover up New York’s true COVID nursing home death toll

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ongoing nursing home scandal is not going away — in fact, things appear to be getting much worse for him.

In an exclusive report this week, the New York Post revealed that a top member of the Cuomo administration has admitted that the state government actively worked to cover up the actual number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19. Melissa DeRosa, who serves as secretary to the governor, made the shocking proclamation during a private phone call she held with various Democratic state lawmakers.

“Basically, we froze”

During the conversation, she reportedly acknowledged that the Cuomo administration opted not to report the actual number of pandemic-related deaths to the Department of Justice under the Trump administration. Furthermore, she attempted to blame the decision on former President Donald Trump.

DeRosa told those on the call that Trump “starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” catching state leadership off guard.

“He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer,” she said. “And basically, we froze.”

Attempting to explain the apparent coverup, DeRosa continued: “Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”

Her revelation follows a prior report recently released by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which showed that the Cuomo administration significantly underreported the number of coronavirus deaths that occurred among the state’s nursing home patients.

“We can address the state legislature”

As one example from mid-January showed, the state had only reported 8,711 such deaths when the actual number was 12,743.

The attorney general’s report also suggested that Cuomo’s coronavirus policy sent COVID-positive patients back to facilities across the state, likely facilitating the spread of the illness among the elderly population.

As a result, the governor is facing bipartisan opprobrium.

His administration recently released a statement on the matter, reportedly proclaiming: “We explained that the Trump administration was in the midst of a politically motivated effort to blame [Democratic] states for COVID deaths and that we were cooperating with Federal document productions and that was the priority and now that it is over we can address the state legislature. That said, we were working simultaneously to complete the audit of information they were asking for.”

Nevertheless, DeRosa indicated that it appears the Justice Department has “dropped” any potential efforts to investigate the Cuomo administration as a result of the ongoing scandal.

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17 Responses

    1. I agree they got rules for them and everyone else has got to be silent it will come out Pelosi shummer schit McConnell the Democrats have cheated the United states of America they want stop the Republicans or so scared it’s not funny

    2. Democrats can lie about everything and still get by with it. What is new? I guess they will have a different judge than us at the end of time???????

    3. Bill not if we are forcefull enough, let our voces be heard,if we let them get away with this criminal activity then we as American people have no one to blame but us.

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  2. Lol, I would bet anything that the reason this scumbag governor went to see Bitme and Ho was to as him them, “JUST IN CASE I DO GET PROSECUTED WILL YOU PARDEN ME???”

  3. I pray the day comes when Trump can step all over these lying, cheating, and greedy people. If this whistleblower is being so honest why didn’t she come forth before thousands of others in nursing homes died from Covid. In my opinion she is just as guilty for keeping silent and she need not bring Trump into her guilt

  4. Bimbo DeRosa only now comes forward! She must feel that she has to cuz she herself might hang. What a POS just like Cuomo and the rest of the dems. I’m surprised they aren’t blaming Trump for the 911 attack. This scum Cuomo will not be prosecuted nor will any dem answer for any crime they have or will commit cuz our law enforcement is now under the crooked Biden administration. Don’t expect to see or read about this in the slime msm either.

  5. PAST TIME MR. TRUMP SO LOCK THEM UP! SUE, SUE, SUE!! GET AMERICANS TAXS MONEY BACK, THEY ARE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED TO BE SO MUCH IMPEACHED. A LOT OF THESE TRAITORS/TREASONERS GOT BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS AND THEY KNOW IT!! MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON ALL THEIR SOULS..

  6. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION NOW! OUR OWN GOVERNMENT HATE AMERICANS!! WHY IS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE GIVING TAXS PAYER MONEY TO 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES? wHY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT STILL NOT HELPING THEIR OWN CITIZENS LIKE TRUMP?

  7. Throw a loop around his nut sack , and hoist the s o b up a telephone pole and since he thinks he more important than jesus . have his brother Fredo bring that giant Q-tip to rub vinegar in his face when he is whining . Since he is such a drama queen I thought he might like the biblical touch

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