The US attorney's office in Brooklyn, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is scrutinizing the handling of some of the data surrounding Covid-19 deaths in long term care facilities in ny, according to a law enforcement official.
Gov. Cuomo said on Monday that the whole situation has been politicized, but did call the reluctance to release the numbers "a mistake". Cuomo refused to take questions from The New York Post on Wednesday.
Cuomo denied the allegation, then used a call with reporters Wednesday to blast Kim, one of nine Democrats who signed a letter seeking support for the proposal to limit his emergency powers, which are set to expire this spring. According to Kim, the governor added, "We're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines". "I accept responsibility for that".
Kim told The New York Times and CNN on Wednesday that Cuomo called him on the phone February 11 to shout at him about his comments on the nursing home issue. Unhappy with the way the facility handled things, she and her sister founded an organization to hold nursing homes and NY state accountable for how they treated COVID-positive residents. She admitted that the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August 2020 when 45th USA president Donald Trump, 74, turned it into "a giant political football", according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Post.
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Judge Anne Swern agreed to dismiss the charge and said she would seal Ms Cooper's case file, in accordance with state law. Ernest Owens, a prominent Black journalist, tweeted: "White privilege, 2021".
The Justice Department did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
"COVID impacted communities of color at a much higher rate, and it exposed the inequalities that have existed in our nation's health care system for decades", Cuomo said. "I do believe he has a continuing racket where he raises money from the owners of the salons who opposed the salon bill". "They need to be independent", he told News 12.
Kim also told the New York Times, that in a private phone call with the governor on February 11, Cuomo promised to publicly "destroy" him if Kim did not cease his criticism on the nursing home controversy. "Mr. Kim is lying about his conversation with Governor Cuomo Thursday night", he said in a statement, which was reported by Spectrum News. They say only 49% of workers accepted the vaccination when it was offered through a recently concluded federal program, while 73% of residents agreed to receive the doses.
Cuomo referred to Kim's actions as "pay to play", a phrase used to describe political behavior previous officials in his administration have been fired for: "I believe it's a continuing racket because he's still doing it".