Independent investigation of Cuomo sexual harassment allegations in works as pressure mounts from White House

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James took steps toward creating an independent probe of sexual harassment allegations against the governor, as pressure mounted from sources including the White House. But the matter of giving the investigator subpoena power remained up in the air as Cuomo said he’d ask James and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Janet DiFiore to appoint an investigator. James issued a statement Sunday asking Cuomo to make a formal referral to create an investigation, adding “that must include subpoena power.” “Allegations of sexual harassment …

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