Hochul responds to Cuomo Moreland accusations

TONAWANDA, NY - Lieutanant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul was at a couple of events in Western New York on Saturday, including the City of Tonawanda Democratic Committee Picnic.

That's where we asked her for her message to voters about the accusations against Governor Cuomo concerning his alleged tampering with the former corruption-investigating Moreland Commission.

"I tell them that there's a lot accomplished by that commission, and there's major first-time-ever reforms, anti-bribery legislation, campaign finance reforms," she said. "This was convened by the governor, it put together very strong recommendations, a lot of top talent in that commission, and according to all reports they had the independence to do what they needed to do."

Not all reports say that though, including several in the New York Times that accused the governor of interfering with the commission.

Cuomo has hired outside counsel to represent the administration in the investigation.


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