Governor Cuomo’s troubles are mounting as more and more details emerge in the deaths of thousands of New York Senior citizens in nursing homes. John B. Daukas is a former acting Attorney General for the DOJ’s Civil Rights division, he has joined other legal scholars in voicing concerns that the Cuomo administration’s actions were indeed criminal.
Cuomo’s Actions Not Negligent, but Intentional, Perhaps Criminal
In the scandalous leaked Zoom call this month with State Democrats, DeRosa said,
“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.”
When confronted with a devastating report from the New York State Attorney General regarding the nursing home deaths, Cuomo callously said “Who cares [if they] died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died,”
Daukas continued, “Even if it cannot be proved that the Cuomo administration knowingly provided false information to Justice and the (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), New York’s willful failure to provide information may itself constitute a criminal offense—particularly if the intent was to thwart a federal investigation—which, after all, is exactly what Ms. DeRosa reportedly said the administration did,”
According to Fox News,
“Daukas said numerous federal statutes could apply, noting that Cuomo’s administration is accusing of both making false statements to the federal government and trying to thwart an investigation.”
Over the weekend, Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett told viewers that Cuomo aide, DeRosa’s admission to NY Assembly Democrats – if true – would constitute a potential obstruction of justice charge. Under federal law, Jarrett explained, “if a government official falsifies or hides evidence to avoid triggering an investigation (or acts out of fear that such a probe may occur) that official is still culpable under the law of obstruction.”
Updated reports show that some 15,000 people who died due to Cuomo’s disastrous policy of sending approximately 9,000 COVID19 positive patients to those nursing homes. Cuomo’s Department of Health’s order transformed these 62 nursing homes into disease ridden death-traps for vulnerable seniors.