Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment of a young female aide suffered through a series of conflicting headlines and was a shocking embarrassment to the Governor. When the sexual harassment scandal was first raised by three Republican legislators in a call for Governor Cuomo to resign in September, the Governor disputed the claim made by three Republican legislators against Andrew Cuomo with exactly that opposite tone of “none of your business” and a plea to constituents. But then when The New York Times published its report on the scandal the Governor’s defenders maintained that the allegations against the Governor were a politically motivated distraction to the day-to-day business of the New York State Government. The New York Times responded to the Governor’s statement with a pointed statement of its own, saying, “We understand this is a politically contentious subject, but nobody should doubt that we will do our jobs regardless.” Additionally, more damaging revelations of Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment have emerged and was effectively dismissed by the Governor himself. The New York Times is also reporting that Christopher Cuomo and his wife Cynthia Nixon’s firm was well into repairing and regaining Andrew Cuomo’s image after the earlier sexual harassment scandal.
NBC News is reporting the real concern stems from the Andrew Cuomo’s allegations that his brother “never touched” his aide, but investigators also found that that Ms. Cuomos’s former employer paid her $90,000 in 2011 after the badgering of former Governor Cuomo by former Cuomo fundraiser/wife, Cynthia Nixon and then Governor Cuomo’s brother Chris Cuomo who apparently helped the Cuomo family repair the damage after the initial Times report. According to NBC, Cynthia Nixon’s public relations firm – NYC Public Relations LLC, tried to resolve the initial Times reporting on the negative sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo’s brother by convincing the Times’s reporter to publish a “flattened” version of the sexual harassment story and to “take his own editing on board.” Then Ms.Cuomo also tried to influence and control the reporting and interview methods of several media outlets like the New York Post and the New York Daily News.
The real reason why Cynthia Nixon is risking her future as a potential candidate for New York City mayor is that her political career is likely to only last 18 months or so before it could be taken over by President Trump in 2020.
Even so, Cynthia Nixon’s not the only Cuomo brother who has been making the news. One of Andrew Cuomo’s brothers Christopher Cuomo’s publicly-funded firm, NYC Public Relations LLC, hired the same former investigator who led an investigation into sex-bribe payments against Andrew Cuomo just last year. In October 2017 a special counsel investigated claims that Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo’s brother Christopher Cuomo paid Hillary Clinton and Maria Contreras-Sweet $600,000 to bribe their way out of bailing out a failed new generic drug manufacturing plant and real estate development company in New Mexico.
The Cuomo brothers apparently had a conflict of interest when they tried to rebuild the company from the ground up in Latin America when Andrew Cuomo’s sister, former New York City Mayor Donna Dees-Thomases resigned from her position as interim CEO after state investigators found it was actively involved in brokering a bribe to pressure the company to hire a consultant to help steer $50 million in state money to the company.
Cynthia Nixon’s real concern about her future as a potential candidate for New York City mayor is that her political career is likely to only last 18 months or so before it could be taken over by President Trump in 2020.
So the former Governor of New York who led the state on progressive issues like same-sex marriage and gun control policy has a lot to answer for. Even so, the Governor’s brother has a lot more to answer for.
Cynthia Nixon’s name has to be in the media now to show the Trump Administration that she’s aware of her chances in the 2020 election and that she’s not a foolish ideologue.
Marjorie Pritchard is a former IT specialist for the United States Government. She is a consultant and is currently part of the leadership team of the Cyber Patriot Cyber Action Team. In 2015 she served on the FBI Leadership team as a member of the Cyber Act Team. In July 2015, she was a member of the FBI National Leadership team. She is also a founder of the Information Industry Academy.
Chris Cuomo has to step down as CNN’s Chief Anchor and with his brother, the Deputy Governor of New York should quit or be fired.