Skip to comments.Cuomo Halted Investigation Into Weinstein Case After $25K Donation From Former Lawyer(David Boies)
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 Attorneys 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 Weinsteins former lawyers firm donated $25,000 to Cuomos reelection campaign, according to an illuminating new report.
According to the report, which was published on Capital & Main, Cuomos campaign received a $25,000 donation from Weinsteins former laywer David Boiess firm on June 20. On June 26, Cuomo ordered the investigation into the DAs 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 Vances office dropped the Weinstein case. (Per a letter obtained by Page Six, Cuomos 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 Cuomos 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, Cuomos press secretary Dani Lever stressed that no contribution of any size influences any government action.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecut.com ...
Interesting because David Boies is in a battle with Dershowitz right now in the EPSTEIN case.
In my personal opinion, lawful execution by hanging is too good for him.
$25K seems pretty cheap. I would have held out for a lot more.
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.
Thats just a down payment, a show of solidarity
I saw on the Internet that Cuomo trafficked young girls with his good friend Epstein.
I wonder how weird it is in the Andrew Cuomo household, when he’s boinking little boys in bed next to his wife...
Sleaze attracts sleaze.
He’s that cheap?
And to think Acosta had to step down from his job........................maybe Cuomo should resign also
Ya don’t say!, we all know this Cuomo is a dirtbag
Ya don’t say!, we all know this Cuomo is a dirtbag
Prima facie used to be enough to get an investigation going...
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.
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 Yorks 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 Clintons 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 doesnt require such disclosures.
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.
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?"
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.”
“$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.
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