NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he’s taking over the anti-corruption work that a commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo aborted when it was suddenly disbanded in April. Meanwhile, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful is calling for Cuomo to resign if he was aware of his staff meddling in the panel’s work.
As CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Bharara told talk show host Charlie Rose on Thursday, “We have the documents and we have the resources and we have the wherewithal and we have, I think, the kind of fearlessness and independence that is required to do difficult public corruption cases.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
“Our interest, above all other interests, is make sure that the job is getting done because we’re the people that do our jobs.”