Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Support for the Former Governor Cuomo Indicates Voter Suspicion About AG James' "Independent" Investigation

 

                                         Former Governor Andrew Cuomo (courtesy of the site)

In an article, Cuomo's Small Donors Steadfast in Their Support...by Michelle Del Rey published in the Albany Times Union today, January 26, 2022, the reporter's contention is that voters show their support for the former Governor Cuomo with small donations. To me that support reads a number of ways. First, not only do these supporters reveal their appreciation of the former governor during the pandemic. He was the only effective leader in the nation for months, despite the obstacles and lies thrown at him by the Trump/Republican botch job. His leadership guided New Yorkers to bring down the highest infection rate in the world to the third lowest. With inspiration and hope during a hellish time that no one in the Baby Boomer generation had faced before, Cuomo guided New Yorkers, the nation and the world in his daily briefings. He uplifted, he cautioned, he supported the nations while Trump proved paranoid, ineffective, mendacious (lying) unjust and noxious, supported by Republicans who sat and watched him make mistake after mistake and tell lie after lie.

    The former president at Lafayette Square Park after the tear gassing of peaceful BLM protestors

Cuomo supporters in New York and nationally will never forget he saved our lives as Trump screamed about taking bleach, Lysol and dangerous chemicals (hydroxychloriquine) that confused the public  and killed one couple (looking for over the counter hydroxychloriquine). And Trump delaying action for months (read Rage by Bob Woodward) and knowing about COVID's danger, with other Republicans, bought stocks and made money, while the unknowing public spread the virus asymptomatically. No one who lived in congregate settings in Queens, the global epicenter of COVID will forget Cuomo's diligence, skill, professionalism to guide them (despite the hell Trump gave him, and the lies of the Republican party falsely accusing him about Nursing Homes to discredit and oust him). Cuomo was a thorn in Republicans' sides. Trump wa, paranoid Cuomo would run for president (he would have won because of his great leadership during this terrible time). 

Instead, Trump/RNC went after him via Republicans in New York who also turned the heads of some Democrats who saw a wonderful opportunity. That the voters watched this and believed in the former governor's actions, words and team as they compared him to Trump/Republicans and Red State governors, is what New York voters understand and remember today. Sadly, the NY Democrats have made a miscalculation. In attempting to drum up hatred for the former governor, the opposite has occurred and will continue to occur. It is obvious why.

(L to R) Anne L. Clarke, AG Letitia James, Joon Kim (courtesy of the site)

 AG James, Ron Kim (who went on Fox and demanded Cuomo be impeached) Joon Kim (a long time former prosecutor stalker of Cuomo) and Anne Clarke (a biased lawyer who specializes in sexual harassment readings into gestures, words, glances) encouraged the women to testify what they interpreted as sexual harassment. None of it rose to criminality and most of it was spurious and the testimony not credible. Spurred on by colleagues, etc., James cherry picked from the 179 transcripts of all those questioned and excluded testimony by credible witnesses that refuted or called into doubt the women's accusations. 

In the end, the pickings were slimmed to 41 transcripts. What remained was to configure the transcripts, with lies of omission and twisted interpretations and redactions to set up the former governor as a "toxic sexual harasser." Thus, the conclusion was set. Delivered to the press strategically in daily installments, it was red meat to cannibalistic Murdock's NY Post, The Wall Street Journal and other RED MEDIA (SPUTNIK, OAN, RT, NEWSMAX, FOX). The Daily News and NY Times, CNN AND MSNBC jumped on not wanting to be left out, for surely, Cuomo was "guilty." Wasn't he? Was anyone looking behind the allegations? 

MSNBC hosts. Only Joy Reid pointed out the hypocrisy of the charges against then Governor Cuomo, comparing the severity of the allegations against Trump and Epstein to those that obviously didn't rise to a level of criminality.
 Meanwhile, the former governor was not on trial, though the RED MEDIA acted that he was in their headlines, and blue media in their '"breaking news." (A criminal charge was made to coincide with AG James' announcement she was running for governor. Interestingly, either she or Sheriff Apple leaked this to the press, though it was Grand Jury testimony, a no-no). Someone committed more than an illegal infelicity for political purposes.

Attorney Rita Glavin has responded to AG James' one-sided, sloppy and shoddy investigation and pre-meditated "final report," which James has refused to correct allowing lies of omission and commission to stand. Indeed, James claims Glavin's response is "an attack" on her, and she uplifts the "poor victims." Meanwhile, if one listens to Glavin on YouTube, reads the women's comments Glavin presents in her power point presentations, sees into their background (Charlotte Bennett adding Cuomo is a lying three time serial sex harassment accuser) reads their tweet threads (just recently released to Glavin though she has been asking to see them as due process for the former governor for months) and reads the bullying background of Lindsey Boylan's threats to get her way and witness tamper or solicit witnesses, one cannot help but think something is rotten in the state of the NY AG's office.

    Attorney Rita Glavin's presentation using power point indicated the contradictions and lies of omission and conflicting dates (courtesy of the Cuomo team)
 Voters who continue to support the former Governor give their money despite the report, However, many are suspicious of the rush to judgment to oust him, when investigations into Donald Trump's finances, harassments, rapes, predation have taken years and have, like the Jeffrey Epstein suit in Florida, been buried with dark money kick backs most probably. Why else would State Attorney General Alex Acosta give Epstein a plea deal that amounted to a daily party to continue his machinations as he was allowed to go home and only return to prison at night? The former Governor Cuomo's insistence that he be investigated, that the truth of his innocence will out, is not Donald Trump's MO. Trump evades investigation and screams witch hunt at every time because he is guilty. 

Voters know the difference. The comparison is appalling. Trump's refusal to take responsibility for his actions, his refusal to apologize and admit fault is presumptive guilt. No wonder why voters support the former governor who apologizes and admits fault. However, when he is falsely accused for political purposes, he will fight back through Attorney Glavin.  

    E. Jean Carroll intends to pursue rape charges against the former president, which have been swept under the rug until the defamation suit.
It appears obvious that AG James got sidelined when opportunity raised it's pretty head and that and most probably coaching and solicitations spun her head around and against Cuomo to produce a "guilty" product that leaked to the press would turn him from "the love gov" to a "leering, sexual dirty old man predator." Oh the poor victims, the poor victims. When you think victim, think the teens abused by Jeffrey Epstein, Trump's close pal. Think E. Jean Carroll, who Trump allegedly raped in a department store. Why would Cuomo tell James to investigate him if he were a "groper?" The man has the legal mind of a steal trap. But unfortunately, he is an innocent when it comes to the wickedness of his accusers, one of which stated about him in a text to the effect that...the former governor "has no idea of the web that he stepped into." What web? Who are the spiders? Why that metaphor? Double, double toil and trouble? Indeed!

Voters support the former governor. The press must write articles about Attorney Glavin's findings on YouTube, which you can see after Michelle Del Rey's article reprinted here.

The sexual harassment allegations leveled against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year didn’t phase Lana Odom, a resident of Sumter, S.C.

Nor did they bother Ina Fritz in Pateros, Wash., Martin Pellumbi from the Bronx, Robert Coffman of New York City or a Southern California woman who agreed to speak to the Times Union on the condition of anonymity.

In fact, Odom, a retired director at a center for at-risk youth, referred to them as a “farce.” As Odom put it, the accusations didn’t “sound like sexual harassment to me.”

Even after Cuomo resigned in August in the wake of a state attorney general’s report that concluded he’d sexually harassed multiple women, his support has remained steady among those who have dismissed the scandals that engulfed him as overblown or politically motivated.

That reverence was, in part, buoyed by nationally televised press briefings that Cuomo gave during the pandemic, and for many of his supporters it has also translated into donations, according to his campaign filings made public last week.

Indeed, the aforementioned supporters all have made small donations to Cuomo’s campaign — even though he has given no indication of running again for public office — with the largest single donation among the group at $100. Some of them were recurring.

Before he left office, the governor had been known to take big contributions from special interest groups, including industries with business before the state. Those dried up after the allegations surfaced.

Cuomo had previously struggled to attract small donors. In 2018, it was reported that 7 percent of the small donations that trickled into his campaign account were $1 contributions from someone that had the same address as one of his aides.

More contributions came from ex-Cuomo senior staffer Melissa DeRosa’s husband, Matthew Wing, also a former Cuomo aide, and her father, Giorgio DeRosa, a partner at the lobbying firm Bolton-St. Johns.

However, this time around, Cuomo didn’t need his staff’s family to boost his now-$16 million campaign war chest. After he started his daily COVID-19 briefings in early 2020, the governor amassed a legion of loyal supporters nationwide.

The money took care of itself. Filings show that the governor has raised almost $32,000 in small donations since his resignation on Aug. 10.

Fritz, 67, a retired quality control professional on the West Coast, was captivated by the daily press conferences that she watched with her rescue dog by her side.

“We set our alarm and we got up every morning, seven days a week, for month, to month, to month, to listen to what he had to say,” Fritz said.

Odom, 73, also watched the daily briefings and felt like Cuomo led the nation, relying on him more than she did her state’s own governor, Henry McMaster.

“The governor had so many positive things, and things you could do to not get this disease,” she said. “It was reassuring.”

The anonymous donor in California, a retired nurse, found Cuomo to be more favorable than former President Donald J. Trump, who at one point suggested that injecting disinfectants to ward off the virus might be worth examining, since they kill the virus on surfaces.

“I couldn’t believe that was actually coming out of our president’s mouth,” the donor said. “There’s a reason why on a bottle of bleach there’s a warning to not ingest it.”

In search of guidance, she began tuning into the Cuomo briefings. She found them calming, alleviating the stress she felt from a chaotic global pandemic.

“I can’t tell you how relieved I personally was that here was information that I could understand from my nursing point of view,” she stated. “And I thought, finally, somebody is speaking truth to power.”

In the Bronx, Pellumbi, a 55-year-old electrician, said he’s willing to give Gov. Kathy Hochul a chance, but would “absolutely” support Cuomo in another election.

What sets him apart from the other donors is that he’s on the fence over whether Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. “I believe that a man has no right to touch a woman without her permission,” he said. “I believe he should know that, too.”

Different donors said they believe there wasn’t any proof to support the accusers’ claims, and said they thought the state attorney general’s report was “flawed.” One referred to the accusations as “character assassination.”

Coffman, 72, has been supporting the Cuomo family since 1977. He remembers when Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic primary for the attorney general’s race in 2006. He went down to his campaign headquarters and kissed him, he recalled.

Coffman said he plans to continue donating to the campaign and is optimistic about a potential run for public office by Cuomo.

“He ain’t dead yet,” he said. “He’s going to be resurrected to come back and play a significant role in New York state and American politics.”

All of the donors said they’d either stand behind the governor or wouldn’t mind supporting him in another gubernatorial or presidential race.

Some said they plan to continue donating, in hopes of a comeback.

 

The Democratic NY. AG's #metoo Smear of Former Governor Cuomo Exploited by Republicans Should be Outted

                         President Biden also told the former Governor to resign (courtesy of CBS) 

Why did the Democrats tell Andrew Cuomo en masse to resign when daily allegations were loosed upon the press proclaiming he was guilty of sexual predation and he wasn't even charged criminally? The blitzkreig against the former governor was a "free-for-all" led by media outlets attempting to top each other with salacious Cuomo details, that were questionable and leveled by women with credibility problems. Only, the press didn't bother to look at the mammoth ice formation under the surface in roiling, divisive political waters. The allegations were not scrutinized. They were designed to maximize shock and disgust and to uplift the intimidating #metoo power. At best, the near two week "revelations" were a tragic rush to judgment. Recently Rita Glavin, Cuomo's attorney has delivered a comprehensive, well-reasoned response on YouTube which all the media, even conservative media should pick up. 


But that is the last thing hyper right-wing Murdock "RED" Putinista backed media will do. I dare them to expose the lies Cuomo's accusers glibly rolled off their serpent tongues or scrutinize the skewed, hyper-discriminatory, one-sided "independent" investigation into former Governor Cuomo by AG James. That they won't even publish Attorney Glavin's response to the smears against the former governor indicates that they approve of the potentially libelous and slanderous allegations against Cuomo. Of course this would be their response toward any Democrat for that matter, regardless of their innocence, while touting Republicans as pure, regardless of their guilt and criminality. Criminals of a feather flock together.

Enough with the smear campaign against the former governor. James was forced to give over witness transcripts that she had been holding to allow the memory of "what Beverly Cammisso said he did," to percolate into voters' disgust, hurt and frustration. To her credit, Rita Glavin unravels the events that occurred from the beginning of Lindsey Boylan's attack on former Governor Cuomo and finalizes the crass reasons why James delivered such a shoddy, lop-sided report of an investigation which had the end result codified before credible evidence was revealed. The result was to make the allegations and reporting of them so loathsome that the former governor would be forced to resign after Democrats told him to.

   Announcing a "guilty" verdict when there wasn't a trial. AG Letitia James with Anne Clark to the left and Joon Kim, James' hand-picked investigators (courtesy of PBS New Hr, AP)

Reasons why AG James did this was so she could run for office in a craven, self-serving, Donald Trumpish, Republican move that is reprehensible...all in the middle of the pandemic (which the former governor led the state brilliantly through). James did not give over all the witness transcripts. But based on what James selected to hand over, Attorney Rita Glavin points out the lies of omission and commission, the twisted contradictions and the patent lack of credibility of: Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Bennett and B. Cammissio (the woman who stated with contradictory dates that the former governor groped her). 

How James and others could have stooped toward such machinations and falsehoods with the intent of character assassination during a pandemic when the state was in jeopardy, the nation in jeopardy, is beyond demeaning to the #metoo movement. The negligence and a dereliction of duty by the legislature in not even reading the report and the transcripts out of fear that they, too, might be found guilty of a harassment 30 years ago in their lives is tragic.

                                                                          (courtesy of the site)

The #metoo movement lacks probity and credibility when fear vitiates scrutiny, ironically, a Democratic problem, not a Republican one. Republicans en masse from Trump to Gaetz ignore accusations. Steve Bannon, the Leninist destroyer of Democratic principles (while using the principles of the Bill of Rights hypocritically to fund raise) refers to #metoo laughably as "feminazis." Democrats take women seriously, even when Republicans use the movement for disreputable smear campaigns that Democrats feel forced to pick up to appear sanctified (Al Franken's smear taken up by Kristen Gillibrand).

Under the guise of purity, the #metoo movement is being used as a weapon of revenge, political warfare and more. This discredits all women, especially those who have been abused and violated and who, if the violator (like Trump) is Republican, are ignored, paid off or rendered invisible.

            E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of rape in a department store (courtesy of the site)

Attorney Glavin states that women's allegations must be heard, but they must also be scrutinized. Why wasn't Charlotte Bennett, the demure, shy, posturing innocent presented in the media not scrutinized? Her background shows she was part of a smear campaign that had a Hamilton student kicked out for "sexual harassment," a charge she later recanted after the student sued Hamilton College. Glavin points out that counting her accusations against the former governor, Bennett is a three time serial sex accuser. And the press didn't see fit to read her transcripts for a more in-depth look at her or check into her background at Hamilton College? 

    Charlotte Bennett (courtesy of the site)

 Attorney Glavin shows in her video on YouTube (see links below) that Charlotte Bennett in angry texts referred to the former governor about his comment that her hair was in a bun; his comment does not rise to sexual harassment. She stated in a text to the effect that...the former governor "has no idea of the web that he stepped into." What web? Who are the spiders? Why that metaphor? Checking Bennett's two past accusations of male students at Hamilton College that she later said were false, she demonstrates a lack of credibility and maliciousness. There is nothing of this in the AG's report of the Governor which is a rosy, shining "he is guilty" kind of treatise backing up the women's allegations, indeed, fictional, unsupported. 

I am appalled if this is what AG James thinks is just and right. I am more appalled that the Democrats told former Governor Cuomo to resign when they didn't bother to scrutinize the testimony or read the report where there are glaring contradictions and there is obvious bias. James initially revealed 41 transcripts out of 179 transcripts in total. Attorney Glavin has yet to receive the entire trove of 138 transcripts from witnesses who challenged the credibility of Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Bennett, Cammisso, McGrath and others. (October-December)

    Attorney Glavin in an announcement with power point presentation defending former Governor Cuomo (courtesy of the Cuomo team)   

 The Legislature, and Democrats who told former Governor Cuomo to resign, need to view all of the transcripts, watch Attorney Glavin's YouTube video, then apologize. Unfortunately, many in the legislature, like Ron Kim who ran to Fox News demanding Cuomo be impeached, demonstrate the craven, biased and toxic stew that Kim projected on the governor when he accused Cuomo of fomenting a toxic environment. Indeed, Glavin reveals it was Lindsey Boylan who was written up (2018) as being obstreperous (toxic) when working for Cuomo's administration. 

                    Governor Cuomo announcing his resignation (courtesy of the Governor's video)

That some members of the Democratic legislature of New York couldn't support the former governor in probity, and ran like scared rabbits, for fear of being targeted by #metoo guns, the Republicans/RNC (who encouraged the take-down of the former governor in the media) is hypocritical and weak. The Democrats' penchant to sanctimoniously sacrifice their own to Republicans baying for blood has to stop. Democrats embolden craven, unscrupulous, self-serving Republicans, reminding them of the benefits of standing together in a WALL against weak, fragmented, divided Democrats who cannot get bills passed to stand on solid ground together. 

 

    Kirsten Gillibrand told Al Franken to resign over a joke, an act applauded by the Republicans as Franken, a strong progressive resigned his senate seat. (courtesy of the site)

The Democratic House and the Democratic Senate must be in one accord, in support of all members. First, they must scrutinize carefully any allegations, instead of swallowing them whole, anxious to appear pristine. Appearing pure is disingenuous in a game of power which both parties play; it is as if Democrats forget they are currently the key game in town having won both House and Senate.

Democrats' sanctimonious clap trap using #metoo must stop. It demeans the women who have legitimate cause to speak out, women, who, under scrutiny, are credible. To support women employing a well-funded smear campaign against a powerful Democratic progressive is beyond stupid. It's all of a self-hating Democratic piece, a tragic one. Democrats must change, especially the women in the party, or they, more than ever, will let Republican fascism and racism dominate our landscape and undermine justice. They especially must educate women about #metoo and not allow the movement to be bastardized by Republicans or craven women looking to feather their own nests.

New York AG Letitia James (courtesy Roy Rochlin/Getty)

This is especially so of AG James who, if she had any fitness for the job of AG, would never have released such a partisan, flawed and one-sided report which even a child could see was self-serving. Indeed, she fund-raised on Long Island in the hope of running for governor as the biased transcripts of the women were strategically revealed one by one to the media. The "brilliant" campaign was gleefully received by Red Media and NY Republicans like unfit Lee Zeldin and Elise Stefanik (QAnon believer and January 6th insurrectionist that the former governor called out). And after Cuomo resigned, in prepping the populace for her campaign she later unlawfully leaked Sheriff Apple's charges (the alleged lie of "groping" of Ms. Cammisso) against the former governor. Only days later she announced her run for governor. 

There was a backlash to this announcement on Social Media. And indeed, it reveals her unsound judgment. This is not the behavior of someone I would vote for as governor, AG, or any political office. It stinks of Trumpist tactics. It has the whiff of toxicity, of dark, underhanded political machinations. Unless AG James apologizes and corrects the report adding the backgrounds of the women and their lack of credibility, she is proving herself unfit for office.

                                                                (courtesy of the site)                                                            

Finally, the #metoo movement must not be used as a political bludgeon. That in itself demeans every women who has been credibly attacked, raped, molested. The fastest way to discredit #metoo is what happened to Al Franken, the former Governor Cuomo and others. Without time and scrutiny, #metoo becomes reactionary, not progressive. As a bludgeon it is not a challenge to paternalism, but it is an attempt to make an equivalent. Equivalence is not justice to correct wrongs that have amassed for centuries. There should be an elimination of power games. There must be a consensus that neither men nor women must abuse and use sex for the purposes of character assassination and career lynching. #metoo is not the answer to the abuses of paternalism. Sound reasoning and education is the beginning of an answer which will take continuous, diligent effort to produce. 

Attorney Rita Glavin discussing the flawed, shoddy AG investigation on video.

Friday, December 31, 2021

To COVID or NOT to COVID is NOT the Question.

        COVID-19 Infection rates early on in 2020
I have learned to respect disease like never before since COVID-19 was allowed by the Trump administration to proliferate politically, and evangelicals and QAnon and Trumpers have eaten of the Tree of MAGADEATH, offering eternal corpse-time and suicide to all they attempt to influence. I have followed my faith in God and trust in Him to decide what to do. When credible leaders like former New York Governor Cuomo (forced to listen to guidance from the CDC) and Fauci and others early on announced that wearing masks was not necessary, I didn't dispute them. I dug up some N95 masks I used years ago, and wore them if I shopped or rode in the elevator of my congregate building. I cannot offer my faith in God to others; suffice to say two people in my building died of COVID. And I live 6 miles from the 2020 April epicenter at Elmhurst Hospital that made national news because of the numbers dropping dead in their ER or on lines waiting to be tested.

        Former Governor Cuomo announcing his resignation to the upset of his millions of voters

Cuomo, left holding the COVID bag, led and did a magnificent job for New York State. I listened to his wise briefings about daily COVID numbers and eschewed all the naysayers about COVID: the flu, a hoax, disappearing soon, blah, blah, lies, even discounting my family's take on it. Led by God, as I believe Cuomo was anointed by his faith to rise to the crisis, I stayed safe; friends stayed safe; I didn't travel or celebrate the holidays or go out much until the infection rate was down. The point is that I always followed my faith, used caution, did my own research and as a result got vaccinations and boosters (scientific analysis from experts).

The weapons to fight COVID early on, emphasizing cleaning and disenfecting when COVID was passed via the air transmission. 

I realize the privileged position I have as a divorced older woman. I am not an essential worker; I am retired, a writer; my whole life was perhaps a preparation for this time. Or at the least my skill set, which includes my faith in God, prepared me to live with caution during a national health disaster with recorded deaths (851,000 on Worldometer) greater than the Civil War, to sustain the emotional, physical and psychic trials of a pandemic which whether engineered or fated, has brought misery, death, suffering and emotional duress to every person alive as I write this, many, without means or skill sets in more dire circumstance than myself.

   The former president who encouraged revenge against his former VP for not criminally giving him the 2020 election in a fraud supported by psychotic Republicans

Cuomo and head of the NYS Department of Health, now discredited, followed all of the Trump administration's corrupted CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, set up to provide incorrect information that would make Trump feel better. Cuomo was damned because the nursing home debacle he was blamed for was based on CDC guidelines, my nurse friends told me. But the botch job of COVID was set in place as early as January 2020 and there was little Cuomo could do about that. Trump ignored doctors who sent messages to his administration about the virulence of the coming pandemic. By doing nothing timely, Trump exacerbated the spread which necessitated the country closing down. That act appalled all in business and on Wall Street. One imagines that the very next day, CEOS, their lobbyists, and especially Republicans in the corporate business community railed against the decision that would eat into their profits. 

Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick who advocated for business by asking seniors to die for opening up the economy. High infection rates produced high deaths in the senior population, until vaccinations.
That a dead populace would eat into their profits more than the closing down to safeguard hospitals and prevent overwhelming medical staff as happened in Italy was beyond their low IQs. The warfare regarding COVID-19 politicized began then, led by corporations and business. It continues today, making our country unnecessarily subject to a forever pandemic which kills and sickens to whatever extent an individual's immune system allows it. Albeit, with vaccinations a minimum of three, now, it doesn't wreak havoc as badly as with many unvaccinated. Important to remember, it is novel, unlike smallpox, polio or other viruses that have been coursing through human civilization for centuries or decades. NOVEL! We just don't know the long term effects. And all of us are the guinea pigs setting the records. All of us, even Marjorie Taylor Green, is subject to it. All!

    Even Q is subject to COVID and its strains
During the Trump administration (2020) Cuomo's encouragement was like no other before Trump/Republicans attacked him, trashed him because business interests and Trump behind the scenes demanded he be stopped. However, for millions globally and the hundreds of thousands of sane New Yorkers who didn't want to get sick or their relatives to get sick, he led us through Trump's selfish, evil breeding darkness of politicized COVID into the light of hope and faith.

Cuomo during his daily press briefings.

The wisdom he expressed in his briefings and in his book help me to this day. Too bad Trump and other leaders didn't read his book and take him to heart. No. They hated him and wanted him out because he showed up their negligence and incompetence. Too bad the Trumper CDC misled him with incorrect guidance on nursing homes; too bad Trump feared him enough to contribute and promote the smear campaign that "harmed" his career. Too bad the business community cared more about their bottom line (they bank on the stupidity of citizens to sell out to them their life and health) than the safety of the nation.Too bad that the NYC and NY police white supremacists and their QAnon brothers despised the concept of police reform.

     Rita Glavin, Cuomo's attorney, disputes the lies of omission and commission in Letitia James biased     investigation, during which she didn't announce her intentions to run for governor.

Too bad according to the research of Rita Glavin, Cuomo's attorney, that Lindsey Boylan, Ron Kim, Joon Kim and other liars and twisters of the truth bastardized the #metoo campaign to the glory of Republicans and twisted it against Cuomo. Too bad that then Letitia James ( Lucretzia Borgia James if you will) in her run for governor decided to push him over the edge with a bogus investigation with questionable conflicting testimony by "witnesses" to pronounce him guilty in the press. IRONY: HE WASN'T ON TRIAL! It was a hanging and a coup forcing Cuomo to drink the hemlock by resigning and not fighting the machinery of lies ranged against him. Cuomo resigned expecting justice to follow. No justice followed; COVID OMICRON followed. And Hochul was and is not up to the task of being the leader Cuomo was to corral the virus from morphing and destroying the victories won during Cuomo's administration, including a phenomenal testing, tracing, tracking program. 

If you look at Worldometer statistics, COVID infections rose in latter August and continued as did death rates after Cuomo left. That rise coincides with Governor Hochul's taking over the former Governor's position, a tragedy for all New Yorkers. I anticipated we were doomed because Hochul's attitude was never, ever, ever, ever to have a toxic atmosphere at the NYS Capitol. She was distancing herself from Cuomo. Tragedy. Apparently, the atmosphere at the NYS Capitol is sweet and clean, now. Whooppeeeee! But the state is now more toxic with COVID/OMICRON than Cuomo would ever present. 

COVID presents death and sickness at a rate greater than any harm Cuomo could have enacted against the twisted Miss Charlootte, the lying Lindsey Boylan and Ms. Cammisso's twisted, conflicting lies of commission; all are perfect icons of the fake #metoo brigade, demeaning women who are trafficked, have legitimate crimes committed against them. (Read my other articles citing Rita Glavin's discussion of the injustice of the twisted and discriminatory investigation and contradictory testimony by these witnesses mentioned, that James conducted with her "independent" hand picked toadies). That the investigation should continue, a conflict of interest, as she was fundraising to be governor of New York (until that plug was pulled) is not lost on all those who voted for Andrew Cuomo and are infuriated that he was couped and his voters were disenfranchised by a nefarious cabal that included James, Ron Kim, Joon Kim, Boylan, others and the piling on Democrats and of course, snickering, gleeful Republicans.     

            Two cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 detected in Karnataka       

These groups and Republicans and Democrats with their own agendas (not the safety of New Yorkers and the nation which Cuomo as head of the governor's association led in the battle to overcome COVID) clamored to get Cuomo out at the worst possible time, at the beginning of Omicron's South African spread.The warnings were light and few; no one was w watching. No one was prepared, not in New York, not in the nation. Biden's administration, focused on vaccines, was thwarted at every turn. He didn't prepare with billions of tests or n95 masks. (We will never see those, another tragedy.) He needed a loud, powerful Democrat on his flank; he told that loudmouth to resign. And now, "Henny Penny, the sky is raining COVID OMICRON!" Cuomo brought the infection rate down with his team. This is too horrible for Republicans and Trump to have acknowledged and it is an embarrassment to Democrats to acknowledge with Cuomo slimed by "trumped up" scandals.

However, New Yorkers and those globally who watched his briefings counted on his leadership skills to lead the nation through the Trump disaster of COVID. Democrats of New York loathe to praise him, happily welcomed Hochul because she was who she is: an incompetent who would "leave them alone away from "pauses" and enforcing mandates. Hochul allowed the superspreader event at NYC New Year's Eve. She is a walking disaster with no courage or strength to stand up to the MAGAS upstate like Elise Stefanek. Cuomo knew many in the legislature were incompetents who hated him; he got his team together and led us; for that he was ousted. Now the incompetents are running around in chaos pretending they lead. 

And Hochul is hated. My friend's daughter works remotely for the state. She told my friend that Hochul wanted state employees (represented by the unions) to go back to work live (they work remotely in safety) in the midst of OMICRON'S rise. What doesn't she understand that they were working effectively remotely? There was a backlash and another backlash when she tried to make them go in two times a week. She is incompetent, and that is toxic. Cuomo understood the essential workers who work at home were vital. They saw that he cared for them. The unions see that she cares for business, is not making rational decisions and doesn't know what she is doing. So, for every female happy Cuomo is gone at the Capitol...there are hundreds of other state employees infuriated at Hochul, despising her weakness and disconsolate and frustrated that Cuomo is not leading us through this COVID variant and additional variants that are coming down the pike. We are no way out of this pandemic. Cuomo knew that; Hochul didn't have a clue; she was too busy drumming up support for her run for governor as she criss crossed the state while Cuomo was under severe attack by criminal lying Barr, unethical incompetent James and the RED HATS.

 Democrats must stick together against Republicans especially if the smears are libelous and slanderous.

After Biden's mistake telling Cuomo to resign, which showed Republicans his weakness in not supporting Democrats, the entire agenda wallowed in the muddy reddish hands of the DINOS Manchin and Sinema; Biden wasn't about keeping Democrats strong and together; he was about bi-partisinship and ignoring accountability for the crimes of the previous administration. Republicans see this as open season on Biden. Not loudly smashing his enemies is in Trump's (current leader of the flies of the Republican party) perspective weakness to be attacked. Cuomo's voice of support was gone; Hochul is too cowardly to stand in Cuomo's shoes and indeed, she can't without his prodigious skill set and experience. Letitia James is weak and cravenly self-serving. NYS senators Gillibrand and Schumer, likewise are too weak and can't get out of their own way. Biden is a good man but he can't do this alone. Cuomo's absence is a hole that can't be filled.

What makes omicron spread so quickly? A new study offers a tantalizing clue  : Goats and Soda : NPR

    Cuomo would have been on top of OMICRON which was largely ignored until too late.

Throwing Cuomo over the cliff evidences the direction Democrats were and are heading in...stalled bills, division and COVID CHAOS. Without directed leadership we are looking into the pandemics of the future. When a powerful voice, a credible voice is silenced precisely because the person behind it can see and lead, then the "handwriting is on the wall." 

Omicron is many times more infectious than the other Delta and Alpha and Beta variants. Other variants springing off OMICRON because of the unvaccinated, may be not only more infectious, but they will probably be more deadly. Three, four and five "booster" shots will be an imperative and more unvaccinated with issues will die after spreading the new morphing disease, perfecting its attack against human immune systems. Regardless of who is at the head of the nation, this will occur. If Trump/ Republicans get in again, the death numbers will be exponential. They are rising now because the Democrats refused to acknowledge someone whose wisdom they should have followed. Instead, they chose to nullify his power and shut him down at the worst possible moment. The leader appointed to take his place is incompetent to the task and fearful to lead her state in a time of crisis, unlike Cuomo. Thus, NYE events happened; we will see the results in the middle of January and this will continue into March, etc. No leaders are anywhere on our horizon. Hochul is of the dead zone.

Times Square - Wikipedia
    NYE Times Square 2021, a potential superspreader event

Doctors state that Omicron is milder than Delta based upon information from South Africa. That is specious. The United States has been a runaway train of COVID variants morphing through its citizenry who travel globally (we have no vaccine mandates-ridiculous). Doctors state that OMICRON doesn't often land folks on respirators, if they are vaccinated and boosted with either Moderna or Pfizer. There are exceptions and caveats because the situation is novel. The vaccines are novel. OMICRON is novel. Delta is still in the population. Doctors are making their guesstimation based on the best available reports. Before Trump got rid of Obama's pandemic playbook, there was no such thing as COVID-19, DELTA, OMICRON. Trump will go down in history as the botch job of COVID, with his failed autocratic, criminal presidency. Too bad we are still witnessing the botch job as COVID morphing variants can duplicate and spread under the radar until it is too late, as they cleverly evade every mitigation we set up: Regeneron is ineffective against OMICRON. Omicron also blows through the vaccines and boosters if they are not recent. What more variants lurk in the populace spreading because folks don't get vaccinated and can "handle" this disease. No they can't. It's novel, it is handling them and they are strengthening it so that more not less will be subject to future variants.

We don't want hospitalizations to be overwhelmed; rural hospitals have few beds for surgeries

This should strike fear in all citizens' hearts. However, since this is the first crisis that many Americans have faced on this mammoth scale, they are emotionally unfit to deal with fear in themselves during the stresses of a pandemic. And RED Putin communist supporting media (also weaponized against Democracy) encourages them not to fear or have respect for COVID. Thus, in denial, they are angry that there are those with the audacity to care about their own bodies and others' bodies to mitigate. And instead of dealing, they are distracted. All of the neuroses and issues and problems that they had hidden from themselves, including their inherent death wishes, are now coming to the fore via that anger and distraction. They are finding the pandemic untenable. According to leaders and doctors, the people "can't handle another pause." This is a weak, coddling position that tickles Corporate CEO's ears. 

Folks who are emotionally fragile like QAnoners, Trumpers and antivaxxers rebel like children. The rebellion is their death wish. Too bad they take others with them in their insistence not to wear masks, not to get vaccinated, not to quarantine or socially distance. Who has more rights, the people they potentially infect and kill or their right to refuse to wear a mask, be unvaccinated and untested, making themselves a weapon to kill? When does protecting the rights of QAnon ask the rest of us to sacrifice our health and safety? Those are not rights; that is giving them the license to kill. And that is criminal. When will this be litigated by those who have died of COVID because of Fox and other radical right news pushing MAGADEATH RIGHTS? Using the constitution to defend one's impulse to kill another is criminal; it is also the destruction of democracy, a warped infusion of brainwashing by the likes of Russian Military propaganda.

Love your neighbor give him COVID? Insurrectionists take that stance.

That this rhetoric rose to the insanity it has for QAnon Republicans to not want to keep themselves and their neighbors safe reveals the psychotic extent that they crave suicide. They need to be entered into psychiatric wards across this nation. Tucker Carlson, the host that pushes them to stand for "their rights to kill others" needs to be sued as Fox, Trump and Republicans need to be civilly/criminally sued and held accountable for crimes against humanity. At the least there should be a class action lawsuit for they lied to American citizens. If one person listened to Fox/Trump/Republicans and as a result didn't wear a mask or didn't get vaccinated on their word because COVID was a hoax, that is negligent heart murder. Trump's decreasing the testing so that the numbers wouldn't look bad is criminal. (Florida Governor Desantis follows Trump's lead believing he can ride on Trump's incompetence coattails.) Trump's using the PPP money to give to his friends in incredible malfeasance is criminal; Kushner's botch with the respirators early on, malfeasance. For every fraudulent act, people died. And we know through anecdotal reports that many who listened to Fox, et. al., ended up in the hospital; those who live are impaired with long haul syndrome.

  A lovingly macho white supremacist for Jesus? A scriptural insurrectionist, surely.

Macho is not the way to go if one's life and health can be upended by a virus. Many in our culture are being exposed by white supremacist suicides wearing the mask of machismo. Proudly they wear macho, proud to weaponize their bodies for Jesus and Q and Trump; proud and defiant they are weapons that potentially kill. As such these criminals should be in jail or fined for willfully spreading a potentially fatal disease. As long as this suicidal nature is untreated, the death spirals of viruses in this era will continue because QAnon/Fox/Republicans see no need to take the proper step to mitigate or influence others to mitigate the danger of variants. White conservative males have died swearing they didn't have COVID, when they did. Now with OMICRON, middle aged white males are dying at a faster rate than the other races. Meanwhile, all who work at Fox and the other conservative TV stations, Trump and Republicans are vaccinated and boosted, keeping that fact secret. And most probably Putin has gotten access to the most effective vaccines Pfizer and Moderna. These leaders are hypocrites who hate and fear the QAnon, white supremacist monsters they encouraged and created. These monsters will devour them, surely.

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot 93% effective six months after second dose |  Reuters
        (Reuters)

Viruses are a way of cleansing the culture and building up humanity's immune system. The plagues that wiped out half of Europe were viruses. Our ancestors endured them. What didn't kill the family made it stronger; but this occurred over generations because there were no mitigations. Thus, even with an environment that is truly heavenly with basic needs met and iPhones at the ready, some are adamant about MAGADEATH. Getting COVID and its variants should not be one's mission as the antivaxxers, antimaskers and Republicans propound. Respecting their own bodies and those of their neighbors' should be why getting COVID is not an option. 

    President Biden needed Cuomo on his flank, not Hochul. Resignation should not be an option.

Thus, this resignation that there is nothing that can be done and perhaps all will get it is nihilistic. This attitude of flying blind without instruments to fight a novel virus is patently unscientific, stupid and vengeful. It is almost as if Democrats, while taking all precautions of masking, vaccinations, boosting, are encouraging Republicans and the unvaccinated to come down with it and kill themselves or make themselves sick, weakening their immune systems. Indeed. If you can't lead a horse to water, kill it and the problem is solved. The COVID crises is taking an interesting turn for dying QAnoners and Republicans. For them, death by any means necessary over being a Democrat or getting vaccinated? #gobrandon The readiness is all. We cannot stop a determined suicide if he doesn't infect anyone. But a willful COVID CARRYING MURDERER must be held accountable.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Is AG Letitia James' Run for Governor The Machinations Behind the Cuomo Character Assassination and Withholding of Evidence to His Attorney Rita Glavin?

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo the day he announced his resignation (msm)

Rita Glavin, Former Governor Cuomo's lawyer last week sent  out a comprehensive letter to New Yorkers who subscribe to her emails. The letter had three attachments informing them of Letitia James' conduct with regard to the supposedly "independent" investigation done by two highly partisan individuals who "adjudicated" the sexual allegations against the governor and then pronounced Cuomo "guilty." The debacle exemplifies one of the worst examples of overreaching by the legal profession and using the press to hatchet job a politician. The report which determined Cuomo "guilty" was released to the press who spread the "guilty" verdict far and wide. Interestingly, even Rudolph Guiliani commented that the former governor, who was not on trial, had been convicted and punished in the press of crimes he hadn't committed.

This slander and libel was egregiously structured to force Cuomo's resignation. One of the alleged grievous acts of harassment occurred before 50 million global viewers when a doctor, bundled up like a mummy against COVID, gave the governor a nasal swab test. His infamy was to tell her ironicaly "she looked good," an obvious joke that was latched onto as sexual harassment. The doctor was counted as one of the "11" who came out against the former governor in a bizarre mixture of impropriety contorted into sexual untowardness by Cuomo haters.

The cabal against the governor (most probably Democratic and Republican) want him out of the running for president or governor or anything. Character assassination was Letitia James intent and this week with the announcement that Glavin predicted would come a few months ago, came. James is running for governor. Gee, really? She wants to be governor? 

Letitia James (courtesy Roy Rochlin/Getty)

VICTORY! James couped Cuomo, disenfranchising over 3 million voters with the help of the salivating long time enemy of Cuomo, Joon Kim. That Letitia James has committed an abuse of her office right out of Donald Trump's playbook, effecting a coup during a pandemic and delivering herself a "clear path" to the governorship appears more and more obvious as details come to light and as James refuses to send Glavin evidence supporting the allegations. Nor will James send the transcript testimony of the full 179 witnesses; the report in glaring lies of omission only included 40 witnesses much of it with incomplete information, dates and conflicting information. 

I and many others smell the body odor of smear campaign and will never, ever vote for James or Hochul for governor under such questionable circumstances. Indeed, with this demeaning of #metoo in a greedy bend for power proving women also can embody the worst of human behavior, I would rather see a Republian in office. At least I know they are against me and for themselves. James, Kim and their cabal have birsmirched the sanctimony of Democrats' virginal purity and decency . In their lust for power Democrats and Republicans are the same. Citizens are the losers.

 James, Kim, Boylan slimed and character assassinated the one man who led the nation through the darkness of COVID-19 when the duck-billed platypus crater brain former president was too busy worrying about polls and his reelection to properly conduct an attack plan against COVID to save the nation. Instead, it was Cuomo who delivered the nation and the world with almost 60 million global listeners. But now, all folks can remember is what Cuomo said during a nasal swab. How momentous...how terrible, what a sexually degenerate comment. 

Rita Glavin, Former Governor Andrew Cuomo's Attorney (courtesy of the Cuomo Team)

James warped and biased investigation and smear campaign to get Cuomo are unforgivable. Has the current governor led us reasonably? The jury is out; Cuomo would have done more. In the transition process between Hochul and Cuomo, precious time was wasted regarding COVID DELTA infections. Only now has Hochul begun to give the types of reports that Cuomo got up with lightening speed to help New Yorkers through the darkness and death. She simply rode on his coattails; the apparatus was there.

How have Cuomo and Attorney Glavin answered the James coup? Glavin has been prodigious in her attempt to have James respond to her letters which ask for the witnesses testimony. She brings many questions to bear but James has ignored Glavin. James' abject stupidity in not responding suggests James has something to hide. What seems more and more clear is that  as former Governor Cuomo said from the outset, the smear campaign was designed for political purposes. Instead of recusing herself from having any hand in the investigation, James maintained a close watch over it, picked a plaintiff's attorney predisposed to harassment lawsuits, and an enemy of Cuomo who would attempted to investigate him and find something on him for a number of years. The selection of them and James' involvement belies "outside" and "independent" investigation. It has James, Kim's and unseen others' filthy hands all over it.

So as not to appear the craven, James kept quiet her intention to run for governor. Her behavior selling to the press the report's lies of omission and comission over and over is unjustified without answering the questions and amending the report as Glavin has suggested. Sadly, the lies and the coverup she is effecting is as corrupt as Trump's coverups. The brief investigation whose testimony she will not share with Cuomo or the public smacks of Bill Barr's pronouncement of Trump's Russia conspiracy as a "vindication." Vindication was a lie; Russia interfered in the 2016 election. This is James smear campaign and she is hiding the highly unjust nature of the smear. Both are egregious examples of abuse of power. 

     (L to R): Attorney Patricia Clark, AG Letitia James, Attorney Joon Kim, press conference to announce the results of the highly partisan James' led investigation, contrary to what has been "advertised." (courtesy of PBS New Hr, AP)

James is witholding evidence from Glavin and Cuomo who have a right to it. There was never a trial yet Cuomo is "guilty" and has had no ability to publicly refute the allegations except via his attorney Rita Glavin who has incomplete information. Truly, James' behavior and character assassination demean her office and vitiate the public trust of the AG. And now she wants to be governor? Her lack of judgment, not recusing herself from the investigation, not investigating the false allegations and conflicting testimony is behavior not worthy of the governorship.

Cuomo won't be a silent mouse. The slime in the press achieved a new level of muck, as news spilled out that Cuomo is being charged with a misdemeanor for alleged sexual harassment. However, no female has charged him; no lawyer of the plaintiff charged him. The Albany County DA didn't charge him. No! The Sheriff's office charged him. Who is behind this? There are no details and a misdemeanor is a nothingburger. However, the headline scandal mongered by the GOP'S NY Post is enough for James to justify herself; she announced her run for governor. 

 

        Letitia James at a World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th celebration in 2019 before COVID (courtesy Alamay)

Indeed, it is obvious she plans to ride into the governor's mansion on the oil slick eminating from possibly malfeasant abuse against the former governor. Why don't we know the details? More lies of omission? Who is the woman? Her lawyer? The specific charge? And how did the Sheriff get the complaint and then blow it up into a misdemeanor, keeping the details hidden? And who leaked it to the press? Oh, and at the same time, she announces her run for Governor? She does not fear even the very appearance of evil. This shameless behavior is Trumpy Republican. Where are the Democrats to point this out? Crickets. For their not standing with the foremost official who led the country through the darkness of COVID, I am staying independent and have stopped giving Democrats money.

Joe Scarborough on Friday's morning show on MSNBC pointed out that if it weren't Cuomo, the sheriff would not be bothered to file such a charge if the offender was Joe Schmo. Indeed, speculation which is tantamount to libel and slander once more hits the air waves about Cuomo. All the media is setting themselves up for lawsuits. As Letitia James attempts to lumber over his "dead" career to get to the mansion, the New York Democrats are looking more pathetic and weak by the minute. Bravo Republicans. You will be able to put up a dog catcher and he/she will win against such slimers.

The abject bungled stupidity of the "charge," James' obvious attempt to set herself up for the catbird seat is laughable. Pull back the veil to see the spiders pulling the levers of power: Kim, James and the cabal who fear and hate Cuomo's competence. James' announcement that she is running for governor in tandem with the misdmeanor charge smacks of craven arrogance as if to say, "I don't care if you think I'm low in using Cuomo to feather my nest. That is the way of the world now." Is it? Then the next governor will be Republican and we will lose the state to the RED. Congratulations. Cuomo was the most powerful voice for the progressive line that succeeded in convincing moderates of the efficay of progressivism. Suburban women supported Cuomo as a result of COVID, as did city women. James' stunts will not be tolerated by them. 

        Joon Kim a long time antagonist of Andrew Cuomo hand picked by Letitia James, one of the partisan attorney's on the investigation with Sex Harassment plaintiff attorney Anne Clark and Letitia James, herself. (courtesy PBS News Hour, AP)

The Democratic Party in New York has fallen to a new low. It takes leadership to restore it, the type of leadership demonstrated during the pandemic by CUOMO. It remains to be seen who  can bring it together. It certainly will not be James or Hochul or De Blasio or others who have the scent of smear  campaign and slime muck all over them. New Yorkers are not as dumb as Democratic politicos think.

The following is a letter to subscribers of Team Cuomo. You will not find this readily on the news, a form of censorship that is tragic. However, I am posting it here because New Yorkers deserve hearing and seeing something other than scandal sheets that have no basis in the law or fact, but are slanderous, libelous and defamatory. 

Rita Glavin, Former Governor Andrew Cuomo's Attorney (courtesy of the Cuomo Team)

“Governor Cuomo’s reputation was destroyed on August 3rd at one of the most prejudicial and unprecedented press conferences I have ever seen in my career.  And what happened there was not meant to be independent, it was meant to be an ambush.  Tish James cannot make these allegations and disavow having to defend them in a forum and then refuse to give the evidence.  It's not right.  It’s not fair.  And as a New Yorker I’m outraged by it.”

- Rita Glavin

 

Rita Glavin, attorney for Governor Andrew Cuomo made a formal submission to the Attorney General outlining countless errors, inconsistencies, glaring omissions and distortions riddled throughout her August 3rd report — including new information about the AG's motivations, conflicts of interest, and — by her own admission — James' personal violation of the terms of the investigative referral.

 

The Attorney General's personal interference and violation of the referral made to her office, combined with the resulting inexplicably flawed and biased report raise serious ethical questions amounting to prosecutorial misconduct.

 

Read the Cover Letter here: www.andrewcuomo.com/glavinlettertoAG

Read the Full Submission here: www.andrewcuomo.com/glavinsubmission

Watch the Submission Presentation here: www.andrewcuomo.com

 

Eight weeks ago Attorney General Tish James issued a one-sided report presented to exact maximum political damage, generate scathing headlines and purposely mislead the public.  Tellingly, since then, the AG has refused to answer any specific questions regarding the report while herself mulling a run for Governor.

 

Today's presentation and submission makes clear that the Attorney General's motivations and subsequent actions were political.  She must now appoint a truly independent body to review her report, her violation of the referral order and today's formal submission.  New Yorkers deserve the truth.