After the alleged groping of an aide by former Governor Andrew Cuomo, authorities have served six subpoenas for evidence, including surveillance videos, in order to form a timeline of the events.
The subpoenas were served at the Executive Mansion where the incident occurred and include phone call records and keycard swipes at entrances. They were also served at the state Capitol where the accuser, Brittany Commisso, works.
David Soares, the Albany County District Attorney, issued the subpoenas and has not started a grand jury investigation yet. A source said the probe is expected to “expand a lot”.
In early August, Commisso filed a complaint against Cuomo with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. This week she was interviewed at the office for multiple hours by investigators and an assistant district attorney.
Cuomo has denied the allegations against him and his lawyer, former US Justice Department official Rita Glavin, says Commisso’s account “as stated as fact in the report, is false”.
State Attorney General Letitia James said she would not yet make public the transcripts of the interviews. She stated, “t some point in time we will, but at this point in time, the district attorney — most of the district attorneys have asked me not to release it, and because I am cooperating with them and respect that request, I will not be releasing it at this time”.