Harvey Weinstein donated money to Cuomo through his attorney, and then this “magically” happened. Fox News reports:
Six days after getting a $25,000 campaign donation from the law firm of Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the state’s attorney general to suspend an investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s handling of 2015 sexual misconduct claims against the disgraced film mogul.
The law firm of Boies Schiller & Flexner donated the $25,000 back in June, shortly before Cuomo sent a letter to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood directing her to suspend the Vance investigation.
The firm is headed by David Boies, a prominent New York attorney, who represented both Weinstein and The New York Times while the paper was investigating the film industry heavyweight.
The governor’s office flatly denied any connection between Boies’ donation and the suspension of the investigation – noting that Boies is a longtime donor to Cuomo’s campaigns and that he was no representing Weinstein at the time the donation was made.
While political corruption is hard to prove, this is just another strange occurrence in a long list of dubious moves by Cuomo.