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Cuomo Halted Investigation Into Weinstein Case After $25K Donation From Former Lawyer(David Boies)
THECUT.COM ^ | AUG. 29, 2018 | Amanda Arnold

Posted on 07/18/2019 10:20:35 PM PDT by bitt

AUG. 29, 2018 (FLASHBACK)

In late June, New York governor Andrew Cuomo quietly ordered the suspension of an ongoing investigation into whether the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had mishandled sexual-assault allegations made against Harvey Weinstein in March of 2015. As it turns out, this decision came just a few days after Weinstein’s former lawyer’s firm donated $25,000 to Cuomo’s reelection campaign, according to an illuminating new report.

According to the report, which was published on Capital & Main, Cuomo’s campaign received a $25,000 donation from Weinstein’s former laywer David Boies’s firm on June 20. On June 26, Cuomo ordered the investigation into the DA’s handling of the Weinstein case to be halted for six months — an investigation, notably, that stemmed from the fact that Boies had donated $10,000 to District Attorney Cy Vance before Vance’s office dropped the Weinstein case. (Per a letter obtained by “Page Six,” Cuomo’s justification for halting the probe was that it could potentially obstruct the criminal case against Weinstein.)

A spokesperson for Boies, Schiller & Flexner also denied any sort of arrangement between the governor and Boies, telling Capital & Main in a statement that, since 2009, the law firm has donated more than $245,000 to Cuomo’s gubernatorial campaigns.

“Neither Mr. Boies, nor anyone from his firm, ever discussed Harvey Weinstein or Mr. Vance with Mr. Cuomo, or anyone from his office, at any time,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Boies is a longtime supporter of Mr. Cuomo and his contribution in June was consistent with his contributions to Mr. Cuomo over years past.”

Update, August 30: In a statement to the Cut, Cuomo’s press secretary Dani Lever stressed that “no contribution of any size influences any government action.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecut.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 201503; 201806; 20180620; 20180626; andrewcuomo; catchandkill; cuomo; cyvance; davidboies; gorewar; harveyweinstein; metoo; newyork; ronanfarrow; vance; weinstein; wilding
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1 posted on 07/18/2019 10:20:35 PM PDT by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

FLASHBACK -

Interesting because David Boies is in a battle with Dershowitz right now in the EPSTEIN case.


2 posted on 07/18/2019 10:21:55 PM PDT by bitt (US intel is there to protect the safety and security of Americans. It is not a political tool.)
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To: bitt
Boies is the vermin who tried to help Algore sue his way into the Presidency.

In my personal opinion, lawful execution by hanging is too good for him.

However...


3 posted on 07/18/2019 10:27:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: bitt

$25K seems pretty cheap. I would have held out for a lot more.


4 posted on 07/18/2019 10:30:04 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: bitt

If this were Trump, it would demand impeachment. But it is an American, and an America, hating commie. So it’s just petty to bring it up. Such is the state of msm today. I don’t understand it, but that is just the way it is.


5 posted on 07/18/2019 10:37:08 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Trump stands alone.)
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To: bitt

Bkmk Boies


6 posted on 07/18/2019 10:41:54 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: gubamyster

Thats just a down payment, a show of solidarity


7 posted on 07/18/2019 10:44:36 PM PDT by Soros Billions (Gore is a pussy, Hillary : There's a man for ya)
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To: bitt

I saw on the Internet that Cuomo trafficked young girls with his good friend Epstein.


8 posted on 07/18/2019 10:46:47 PM PDT by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: gubamyster

I wonder how weird it is in the Andrew Cuomo household, when he’s boinking little boys in bed next to his wife...


9 posted on 07/18/2019 10:53:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: bitt

Sleaze attracts sleaze.


10 posted on 07/19/2019 12:12:04 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: bitt

He’s that cheap?


11 posted on 07/19/2019 2:05:10 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: bitt

And to think Acosta had to step down from his job........................maybe Cuomo should resign also


12 posted on 07/19/2019 3:01:44 AM PDT by blueyon (`nt to be a nothing burger)
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To: bitt

Ya don’t say!, we all know this Cuomo is a dirtbag


13 posted on 07/19/2019 3:22:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: bitt

Ya don’t say!, we all know this Cuomo is a dirtbag


14 posted on 07/19/2019 3:22:49 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: bitt

Prima facie used to be enough to get an investigation going...


15 posted on 07/19/2019 3:36:26 AM PDT by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitch!)
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To: gubamyster
it just shows how cheap these whores they really are...
16 posted on 07/19/2019 4:13:31 AM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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To: All
Betcha Andy-boy knows PLENTY about the Albany-based sex cult.

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From 2001-2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been empanelled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Clinton Charity”. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

nypost.com

Then-State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the Clinton Foundation a pass on identifying foreign donors in its charitable filings — making it impossible to know if it got any special favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to a Scripps News report.

Scripps News found that the foundation and its subsidiary, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, took in $225 million in government donations between 2010 and 2014. New York’s charity law clearly states: “Organizations that received a contribution or grant from a government agency during the reporting period shall include the name of each agency from which contributions were received and the amount of each contribution.”

But both the foundation and the CHAI failed to do that, and Schneiderman, a member of Clinton’s “leadership council” in New York and a fierce critic of Donald Trump, did nothing about it.

Other charities complied, including the George W. Bush foundation, which reported receiving $5 million from Saudi Arabia and $500,000 from Kuwait.

On its website, the Clinton Foundation reveals its foreign donors, but using only broad ranges, such as $5 million to $10 million, without any time frames. The IRS doesn’t require such disclosures.

SOURCE https://nypost.com/2016/09/06/schneiderman-let-clinton-foundation-skip-identifying-foreign-donors/https://nypost.com/2016/09/06/schneiderman-let-clinton-foundation-skip-identifying-foreign-donors/

Hillary and smirking suck-up, Eric Schneiderman (right).
Schneiderman was recently ousted from office after women
came forward saying he spat at, slapped, and choked
women he was intimate with.

17 posted on 07/19/2019 4:45:25 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: gubamyster; Soros Billions
$25K seems pretty cheap.

Yeah, but sometimes politicians will accept a surprisingly low bid. Also, some of them (notably Hillary) don't operate on a purchase model; rather, they operate on a subscription model. They only stay bought for a while, needing ongoing payments for ongoing commitment. "What have you done for me lately?"

18 posted on 07/19/2019 4:52:10 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bitt

Boies’ law firm is also a big (if not the biggest) contributor to Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign slush fund going back to her initial run for Congress. When she tweets “metoo,” she really means, “I want your corrupt money also.”


19 posted on 07/19/2019 4:54:08 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: gubamyster

“$25K seems pretty cheap. I would have held out for a lot more.”

Probably some kind of limit there. Remember, no single rich person can give all that much money, but if they are able to ‘bundle’ money from multiple rich people, they are BIG-TIME players. Epstein was one of them. God knows how much money he also bundled for Cumo.


20 posted on 07/19/2019 5:10:45 AM PDT by BobL (yI eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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