NY Gov. Cuomo Won’t Say If Aides Have Been Contacted By Feds


cuomNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, but he won’t say if the same is true for his aides.

The Democratic governor’s comments were in response to a reporter’s question Wednesday. When pressed about others, he said reporters would have to ask his staff individually.

Ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he accepted nearly $4 million in bribes.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has said his Albany investigation is continuing.

Cuomo’s administration hired a criminal defense attorney last summer after questions arose about whether a top aide pressured an anti-corruption commission not to investigate groups linked to Cuomo. Cuomo had abruptly disbanded the commission last spring.