Governor Cuomo’s men gave a very interesting story that Preet Bharara was giving his impressions of the 2022 gubernatorial run – as a way to sabotage the Randy Andy investigation.
People in Cuomo’s camp are whispering that Bharara, a former federal prosecutor who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, is launching investigations in New York Democrats on the possibility of running next year
But this April, Bharara, 52 years old, just sold his company Cafe Studios, the first podcast publisher, for Vox Media. Insiders say Bharara has committed to Vox to stay with the company and develop new projects as well as continue to build on its flagship program, “Stay Tuned with Preet”. Which means he can’t run for office.
So why are Cuomo’s men loudly suggesting that Preet run? Because Bharara’s former deputy and successor, former acting US Attorney Joon Kim, has been appointed by Attorney General Letitia James lead the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct shadowed Cuomo for months.
Kim is working with employment discrimination attorney Anne Clark and their findings will be published in a public report expected to be released next month. They are said to have interviewed Cuomo and some of his staff last weekend.
“This is a tactic by Camp Cuomo to undermine the federal investigation,” said a Democratic source. If Preet can be considered as Cuomo’s rival, they think they can [further] questioned Kim’s fairness. Another source said that the rumors were not spread by a Cuomo employee, but by someone else in his orbit.
Several women have accused Cuomo of unwanted kisses, inappropriate touches and remarks. Cuomo denies that he has done anything wrong and has questioned the motives of his accusers and other Democrats, who have called for his resignation.
A Cuomo spokesperson did not hold back when asked about Kim, “Mr. Kim’s bias and bitter history with Governor Cuomo is a well-known fact after years of public battles that separate and separate from Bharara. Just Google Joon Kim and Governor Cuomo and that truth is clear. “
Kim was not available for immediate comment.