New York Governor Cuomo backs down on plan to pick lawyer to review his alleged sexual misconduct

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office backed down on its plan to choose an investigator to review sexual harrassment allegations against him, saying on Sunday it had instead asked the state’s attorney general and an appeals court judge to pick a lawyer to conduct an independent review. Cuomo, one of the nation’s most well-known Democratic politicians whose popularity soared during the early months of the pandemic, has faced a string of controversies in recent weeks including how his administration handled high numbers of COVID-19 deaths in the state’s nursing homes. Cuomo’s admin…

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