Andrew Cuomo calls out Georgia and New York Trump investigations, says they're politically motivated

Cuomo said the New York case should be over a possible misdemeanor and should be federal and not state.

Published: March 25, 2023 12:33pm

Updated: March 25, 2023 1:38pm

Former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has denounced the Georgia and New York investigations into former President Donald Trump as a "cancer in our body politic."

In an interview earlier this week with talk-radio host John Catsimatidis, Cuomo said he doesn't understand why Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is "putting such an emphasis" on whether Trump paid hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.

A grand jury in Manhattan has been soliciting testimony from witnesses, including disgraced former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who alleges he arranged payments in 2016 to two women to silence them about sexual encounters they claimed to have had with Trump a decade earlier.

Cuomo also said during the interview that the case should be over a possible misdemeanor, and that it should be a federal case and not a state case, according to The Hill

According to the former New York governor, the whole case is politically motivated. 

"I don't believe a Democratic prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Republican. I don't believe a Republican prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Democrat. I think it's all politics, and I think that's what the people of this country are saying," he said during the interview. 

"And I think it feeds the cynicism, and that's the cancer in our body politic right now," Cuomo later said. 

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