FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Wednesday that his administration did not meddle with an anti-corruption commission.
During an event on Long Island, the Democratic governor fielded questions about the political storm regarding his top aide Larry Schwartz’s alleged efforts to stop the Moreland Commission from issuing subpoenas to groups linked to the governor.
Cuomo said Schwartz only offered suggestions and that the commission’s decision to ignore those suggestions shows his office didn’t interfere. He again pointed to a statement from one of the commission’s leaders saying there was no interference from the Cuomo administration. The governor was in Freeport to discuss help for homeowners rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.