Cuomo Aide Admits to Hiding Nursing Home COVID Death Toll to Avoid Legal Scrutiny


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 11, 2021 by Sundance

An interesting article within the New York Post outlines a phone call by an aide to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo who admitted to covering-up the statistics of deaths from nursing homes.

Cuomo’s administration was scared the DOJ would use the information to arrest them.

NEW YORK – Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting. (read more)

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