The NY Post wrote that New Yorkers needed an independent federal investigation to uncover the truth about how egregious Cuomo’s coverup of nursing-home deaths truly was.
She also insanely offered an apology — not to the families of thousands of elderly New Yorkers who had to watch helplessly as their loved ones died needlessly thanks to her boss’s mismanagement but to Democratic lawmakers put in a difficult “political position with the Republicans” by the coverup.
Federal Investigation To Uncover The Truth
The NY Post op-ed stated that a federal investigation may be the only way to get the full truth of Cuomo’s nursing homes cover-up.
Not just for the “what” of how many lives it cost, but the “why” behind Cuomo’s madness, and the months and months of coverup.
Melissa DeRosa “explained” Cuomo’s cover-up began when then-President Donald Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us,” she said. “And basically we froze.”
“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation,”
Suppressing evidence for fear of federal prosecution begs the question of what was the Cuomo administration really trying to hide?
Another problem is the fact that Cuomo started hiding the nursing-home death toll number months before Trump ever tweeted a thing about it.
Later in the call, DeRosa said the Biden Justice Department isn’t as interested in Team Cuomo’s malfeasance. “All signs point to they are not looking at this, they’ve dropped it,” she said.
Post Calls For Federal Investigation To Uncover The Truth Of Cuomo’s Coverup
The feds must reopen a probe and subpoena Cuomo, DeRosa, and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.
The NY Post op-ed demands Special Counsel:
Perhaps a special counsel is needed. Cuomo has long and strong ties to Biden, who reportedly considered him for attorney general. Cuomo was even at the White House Friday, managing to avoid reporters as he met with the president and other governors to discuss stimulus legislation.
What truth we now have only came despite Team Cuomo’s best efforts. It took a damning report from Attorney General Tish James and a court order in a months-old Freedom of Information suit to get the Health Department to cough up anything.
And the lies keep getting exposed. It turns out the number of recovering patients sent to nursing homes early in the pandemic — 9,056 — is 40 percent higher than what the DOH claimed in its whitewashing July report. The state just released the new number in response to an Associated Press Freedom of Information request made back in May.
Upon hearing DeRosa’s admission, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D-Bay Ridge) called it a “betrayal of the public trust.” Absolutely.
New York needs to get to the bottom of Cuomo & Co.’s pack of lies. The public needs the full truth — and accountability.