The New York state assembly has authorized its judiciary committee to start an “impeachment investigation” into sexual misconduct allegations brought by six women against Andrew Cuomo.
The panel’s investigation into the New York governor, which would run parallel to one being led by the state attorney general, Letitia James, would be authorized to interview witnesses, subpoena documents and evaluate evidence, said Carl Heastie, the speaker of the state assembly.
“The reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious,” Heastie, a Democrat, said in a statement. The assembly judiciary committee will oversee the investigation, which will have the power to interview witnesses and subpoena documents.
Separately, police in Albany said that they have been notified of the allegations and that these “may have risen to the level of a crime” although this does not mean they have opened a criminal investigation.
An acting counsel for Cuomo said the referral to the police…