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Cuomo Suspends Weinstein Investigation After Receiving Donation from Weinstein
Quick mental exercise before we begin. In the immediate fallout after it was revealed Harvey Weinstein was a sick rapist pervert, did you or anyone you know ask "Why didn't people come forward before now? Why was this allowed to go on?" If so, let this story be a form of an answer. According to this report, Governor Cuomo has suspended the investigation into Harvey Weinstein at about the same time his campaign received a large donation. From Weinstein.
Last year, a political firestorm erupted when journalists revealed that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer David Boies gave $10,000 to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. in the months after Vance declined to prosecute the movie producer on sexual assault charges. Now, less than a year later, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has halted an investigation into the handling of the Weinstein case just as Boies’ law firm gave Cuomo’s campaign $25,000, according to state records reviewed by Capital & Main and Sludge.
So there's that. This back and forth conducting investigations, then pausing investigations is part of the game Cuomo plays. As he's done it a few times before. Halting an investigation as money came in from Weinstein's lawyer, then resuming the investigation
after the check cleared when it was politically expedient to look tough on rape.
In March 2018, Cuomo called for the Attorney General to investigate the handling of Weinstein mishandling an Italian model. But only after originally deciding not to investigate.
Then in May, the Attorney General decided to totally go after Weinstein. Optics.
But in June, Cuomo asked the Attorney General Barbara Underwood to suspend the Weinstein investigation for six months.
Yeah. So people in power like to protect other people in power. They pay each other to insure that protection.
Harvey Weinstein is a pig. He's a nasty, barbaric, violent pig. But money and political influence can buy a lot of things. Like possibly paying to get an investigation suspended.
If you think this kind of chicanery only happens in New York, no. Weinstein has a lot of power and influence, with "friends" occupying high places. Which is why it was so hard for women to accuse the mogul of anything until they were able to form a protective group against him.