Cuomo Has Confidence in Independence Party

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 04:10 PM


One day after the Manhattan D.A. said the Independence Party isn’t cooperating with his investigation, Andrew Cuomo said he has “confidence” in the organization.

 Cuomo, speaking to reporters this morning after announcing an investigation into charities, said:

I am confident in the endorsement of the party because I don’t have a reason not to be confident in the endorsement of the party. I understand the district attorney has an investigation dealing primarily with a gentleman named Mr. Haggerty. Obviously my office has no involvement in that investigation. I have every confidence that the district attorney is doing what he’s supposed to be doing and we’ll wait and see what the district attorney finds.

When asked if he had a problem taking the support of a group that isn’t cooperating with an ongoing probe, Cuomo said:

Well, he, the district attorney says the attorney for the Independence Party is not cooperative, I believe. That investigation is going to be proceeding. I’m not going to comment on how the DA is proceeding, is handling the investigation. I don’t think it’s my place. I don’t think it would be appropriate. But lets see how it turns out, Josh, and we’ll take it from there.



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