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Legal Analysis of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Announcement

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation in response to an investigation into a series of sexual harassment accusations made against him.

WIVB News 4 anchors Jacquie Walker and Don Postles interviewed attorney Barry N. Covert to provide legal analysis of the governor’s resignation announcement.

In the WIVB interview, Barry Covert discusses:

  • the timing of Governor Cuomo’s resignation;
  • the impact the resignation may have on Governor Cuomo’s accusers;
  • the criminal cases Governor Cuomo is still facing;
  • the financial implications the charges and investigations have on taxpayers; and
  • the potential for future investigations.


Legal Analysis of CBS Interview with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Accuser and the Resignation of Melissa DeRosa

The New York State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee met behind closed doors today to discuss the recent sexual harassment report from Attorney General Letitia James and to review the next steps in the process of a potential impeachment of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Following the Judiciary Committee’s meeting, New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Levine held a press conference to discuss the impeachment probe as well as the potential timeline to move forward with impeachment.

WIVB News 4’s coverage of the sexual harassment investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued with anchor Jacquie Walker interviewing attorney Barry Covert. In their interview, Mr. Covert weighs in on:

  • the timeline for the state legislature’s investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo;
  • the impact of the CBS interview with “Executive Assistant #1”; and
  • the potential impact of Melissa DeRosa’s resignation from the governor’s office.

Legal Analysis on New York State Impeachment Process

New York State’s Attorney General, Letitia James, recently held a press conference to announce the findings of a sexual harassment investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Attorney General appointed independent investigators who released a 168-page report, which details that Governor Cuomo did sexually harass state employees.

As a result of the report, some believe an impeachment investigation is forthcoming. As part of their ongoing coverage of the sexual harassment investigation, WGRZ 2 On Your Side recently aired a report addressing what is involved in New York’s impeachment process of a governor.