Former Governor Andrew Cuomo has sued Attorney General Letitia James, who once delightfully described him as a “sick, pathetic man.” Cuomo wants the state to pay what I assume are his rather hefty legal bills stemming from a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a state trooper that alleged Cuomo sexually harassed her. James, meanwhile, has had a very busy week dealing with another man with some huge legal bills to pay, who was revealed yesterday to have apparently snuck classified info about nuclear weapons away from the White House and into his garish Florida vacation home.
More on Cuomo’s lawsuit, from the New York Daily News:
Cuomo’s attorney argues in the suit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, that James’ office wrongfully denied the ex-gov’s request for counsel after a state trooper who accused him of misconduct sued him.
In March, Cuomo requested the state provide him with representation or pay for private counsel in connection with the suit, according to court documents.
James’ office determined, however, that the state was not responsible for covering any of the ex-pol’s related legal costs.
AG spokesperson Delaney Kempner told the Daily News that Cuomo is “trying to force New Yorkers to pay his legal bills because he believes sexual harassment was within his ‘scope of employment’ as governor.” Kempner added, “Sexually harassing young women who work for you is not part of anyone’s job description. Taxpayers should not have to pony up for legal bills that could reach millions of dollars so Mr. Cuomo’s lawyer can attack survivors of his abuse.”
In news that will matter to people who can’t wean themselves off the drugged teat of Twitter and likely not at all to reasonable, mature adults, San Francisco’s Michelle Tandler has announced she has moved to New York City. If you’re scratching your head and thinking, why should I care? I envy you and your carefree existence, though I am, unfortunately for you, about to defile you. Tandler is a tech entrepreneur (natch) who has through sheer force of will and the power of endless tweeting turned herself into an expert that is regularlyquoted by media outlets eager to prop up a narrative of crime on the rise and cities on the decline.
Tandler, whose Twitter bio states she is “building an audio course called ‘How to Advance at Work,’” announced her arrival by sharing that on her last night in the Bay Area, she “met a woman who left San Francisco after her dog walker told her the dogs were getting addicted to meth-laced feces.”
When and why did Governor Greg Abbott begin sending asylum seekers to NYC? Via the CITY: “Responding to Adams’ claim of a Texas-sponsored asylum-seeker pipeline to the Big Apple, Abbott apparently decided to turn Adams’ fictional narrative into nonfiction.” Politico has more on how the end of the eviction moratorium and obscene rents created the crisis long before Abbott made his decision.
Some City vehicles will now be equipped with speed restriction technology, as part of a new pilot program announced by Mayor Adams on Thursday. But will the mayor restrict his own speed? As amNewYork’s Kevin Duggan noted, “One of the Chevy Suburbans in Adams’s convoy Thursday has also been caught speeding twice this year, in Queens on April 22 and in Brooklyn on July 6.”