FBI reportedly investigating Cuomo admin over COVID nursing home scandal

A string of sexual misconduct claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has somewhat shifted the spotlight away from his prior scandal related to COVID-related nursing home deaths.

Recent reports, however, indicate that the FBI is now investigating the Cuomo administration over evidence suggesting that it underreported the death toll of nursing home residents infected with the pandemic virus. 

New developments

According to The New York Times, FBI agents have been in contact with attorneys representing top Cuomo aides and subpoenaed the governor’s office for related documents.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn previously initiated a probe into the matter, reportedly looking into the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the course of the COVID-19 crisis.

As the Times noted, however, new details are now available regarding the ongoing investigation.

Although Cuomo received widespread praise for his leadership during the early days of the pandemic, a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James earlier this year sparked harsh criticism by showing that the governor’s office underreported the state’s COVID-related nursing home deaths by as much as 50%.

The report also suggested that the governor’s nursing home policy, which instructed nursing homes to readmit patients who had been diagnosed with the virus, likely facilitated its spread among the vulnerable elderly demographic.

Increasing pressure

A subsequent article by the New York Post detailed a conference call in which Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, acknowledged that the administration actively downplayed the true death toll.

She attempted to excuse the behavior, however, claiming that the governor’s staff “froze” in response to uncertainties surrounding the Trump administration’s policies and behavior.

Of course, Cuomo is simultaneously facing increased pressure to resign over a growing number of sexual harassment claims that have been made against him in recent weeks.

“I’m not going to resign,” he said in response to calls for his ouster. “I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people. People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth.”

Despite two major scandals plaguing his administration, the governor has thus far managed to hold on to his job. Given his defiant attitude, it seems unlikely that he will voluntarily step down — at least until the findings of these ongoing investigations are released.

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    1. Biden will keep Cuomo out of jail because he is guilty of the same thing. Birds of a feather flock together. PS Pelosi looks like she has the hots for Cuomo with that smile on her face. She might have done him before on her way up the ladder.

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  2. It’s obvious Cuomo caused many deaths by not utilizing the medical ship President Trump sent to NY to be used specifically for Covid patients, he put vulnerable citizens in situations that caused their death for political reasons and absolutely be removed from office!
    He is not fit to serve!!

  3. Agree with all posts! It is time for all the demo crooks to be charged and prosecuted! They are NOT above the law! The families of all those elderly people that died due to HIS negligence should file wrongful death suits against him, make him pay! If he was a Republican he would already be in prison! This double standard b.s. has to stop! You do the crime, you do the time no matter who you are!

  4. HA! LMAO! The FBI “The Biden Interns”! Yeah! Anytime I see that the FBI is “looking into anything political” I know for a FACT that the dems will win!
    What a joke they have become!

  5. we have to stop saying that the FBI is investigating this guy need to be sent to prison and hope our legal system do their job

    1. When it comes to the people of America , And that’s means us pee on , Then Justice is swift. But when it comes to the rich , famous , Any body who is family to any of the Politicians , Anybody who is liked by the Democrats or Republican’s Or who is employed with our government who is an as kisser their law breaking seems to be swept under the rug or forgotten about and sometimes our slooooow Justice system seems like they want to forget about it too. America is full of corrupt leaders just all of the other countries on earth. IT TIME TO ELIMANATE THESE TYPE OF SCUM IN AMERICA.

  6. Remember that there is three standards in the law . ( 1 ) DEMS ARE NOT GUILTY NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO. ( 2 )The rest of us are guilty just because we are not DEMS ( 3 ) The illegals are up for debate until they vote.

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