Andrew Cuomo Gets off: NY County DA Drops Sexual Assault Charges

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Was the fix in? Dunno. But I do know the ex-LuvGuv™ has been on quite a roll, of late.

The U.S. Department of Justice in late July said it would not investigate New York’s unconscionable handling of the coronavirus in state nursing homes, even though Cuomo was found to have misrepresented and/or attempted to cover up the number of related deaths.

And the big break for Cuomo came on Tuesday, when the Albany County District Attorney’s Office announced it has dropped its criminal sexual assault case against the disgraced ex-governor, citing a “thorough and independent review of the investigation,” as reported by The New York Post.

Cuomo was due to be arraigned in court on Friday, Jan. 7.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares said in a statement, as transcribed by The Post:

While many have an opinion regarding the allegations against the former Governor, the Albany County DA’s Office is the only one who has a burden to prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial.

Did I miss something, as the number of women courageous enough to publicly accuse the then-New York governor of sexual assault continued to grow? Pretty sure I didn’t.

“As such, the statement continued, “we have notified the Court that we are declining to prosecute this matter and requesting the charges filed by the Albany County Sheriff be dismissed.”

Imagine that. There are unconfirmed reports that a loud “YEE-HAW!” emanated from wherever LuvGuv™ is living, these days, shortly after the news broke. To suggest Andrew Cuomo is almost as bulletproof as Bill Clinton back in his crazy heyday would not be an overstatement.

As reported by The New York Daily News last week, Cuomo was also let off the hook by the Westchester County district attorney for inappropriately touching a female state trooper and kissing a random woman during separate incidents while he was in office, as reported by Daily News.

The Westchester County district attorney, Miriam Rocah, said in a statement that an investigation by her office found “credible evidence” confirming the allegations, but that she would not pursue criminal charges due to statutory legal requirements.

Rocah said her office probed an allegation from a female state trooper who was once part of Cuomo’s security detail and who claimed that he asked if he could kiss her at his home in Mount Kisco. When she responded “sure,” he kissed her on the cheek, according to Rocah’s office.

Another woman said Cuomo had grabbed her and kissed her on the cheek at an event at White Plains High School, according to the Westchester County district attorney’s office.

That woman, Susan Iannucci, made her allegation public in August, bringing the count of Cuomo’s accusers to at least 12.

“He grabbed my arm and pulled me toward him and kissed me on the cheek without asking if I was OK with such a personal greeting,” Iannucci, 61, said at the time, according to the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. “I smiled nervously afterward.”

Yeah, nothing wrong with either of those “close encounters,” either. No way. Perfectly innocent.

“Shockingly,” a representative for Cuomo had no “immediate comment” on Tuesday’s announcement.

Meanwhile, buoyed by the news of his brother’s good fortune, former CNN “journalist” Chris Cuomo is now demanding to be rehired by The Most Trusted Name in News™ and reinstalled on his lofty hypocritical perch from which he will once again condescendingly preach to us common folk about the wonderment of the Brothers Cuomo. [Sarc — mostly]

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