Gov Cuomo Sends a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter Over Ad He Doesn’t Want You to See


Contributor James Soviero

Newly released emails obtained by The New York Times expose the close ties between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) administration officials and a former aide-turned-lobbyist who later pleaded guilty to eight felonies.

The emails show that Todd Howe, a key witness in federal corruption cases that brought down two former top Cuomo aides in February, was weighing in on matters pertaining to Cuomo in the lead-up to the 2016 investigation, according to the Times.

The governor’s lawyers have been fighting to keep the Times from obtaining them via FOIA.

It isn’t the first time Andrew ‘America was never great’ Cuomo has been tied to corruption. He shut down the Moreland Commission several years ago as they appeared to close in on him. It looked very suspicious.


The Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro took advantage of the thug governor’s ties to corrupt officials with a hard-hitting TV ad.

Cynthia Nixon, the Democrat Party’s Communist opponent, has been hitting him too, but Cuomo decided to blast Molinaro. He sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to TV stations showing the ad.

The ad is 30-seconds long and is titled, ‘Guilty’. It focuses on the recent convictions on federal corruption charges of former Cuomo top aide and confidant Joseph Percoco and Alain Kaloyeros, who oversaw the governor’s signature upstate economic development plan, and the guilty plea of former Cuomo associate Todd Howe.

“Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers are going to jail for stealing your tax dollars,” the ad says.

“And now he’s under investigation again for another pay-to-play scam,” the ad says while showing a report into an ongoing investigation into Crystal Run, a Hudson Valley healthcare group that received $25 million in state grants while giving Cuomo more than $400,000 in campaign contributions.

“It’s time for a change,” the ad says. “Marc Molinaro has a real plan to fix New York and end Cuomo’s corruption for good.”

“It is false, cheap and nasty,” said Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Collins. “It is exactly what you would expect from Trump mini-me Marc Molinaro.”

It’s really not false although we aren’t certain anyone would dare investigate Cuomo. He’s powerful.


Molinaro is also fundraising with these new hats that say ‘AMERICAN WAS NEVER THAT GREAT, CUOMO 2020’

In case you missed Cuomo’s America sucks speech, here it is:

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Judyann Joyner
Judyann Joyner
4 years ago

My dad used to have this expression, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

You can also bet the ranch Trump has PLENTY on Prince Andrew. Trump knows where all of their bodies ae buried, it’s one of the several reasons they are terrified off him.

As, “legacy politicians,” go Andrew among the more obnoxious of them.

I am maintaining, if EVER there were a chance to get a Republican back into the governor’s seat, NOW would be it….that is IF the GOP would grow a pair and invest some $$ in NY.

4 years ago

NYS is just as batsh1t crazy as Kalifornia…

4 years ago

All the democraps are running under………MAHA

Ray Arlen
Ray Arlen
4 years ago

Little Andy screwed up and said what was in the heart of many Democrats…They hate America. Their whole agenda is about destroying the fundamental principles of America. They have dug their own grave, and Little Andy is shoveling as fast as he can.

Frank S.
Frank S.
4 years ago

Naming him “Thug Gov.” is a good fit for this bully.