Cuomo criminal investigation continues in Albany County
Steve Hughes reports in the Times Union that while Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the criminal investigation into executive assistant Brittany Commisso's allegation Cuomo groped her at the Executive Mansion last year continues. “It was never about his office although I appreciate him putting the people of New York first and stepping aside,” Apple said. The sheriff said he met with Albany County District Attorney David Soares about the investigation on Aug. 10, and expects to meet with him almost every day. Cecilia Walsh, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office would not comment. "We will not be making a comment about the resignation at this time. The inquiry into criminal conduct in our jurisdiction remains open and pending,” she said. There are also several other criminal investigations in other parts of New York of Cuomo's sexual harassment accusations. Meanwhile, it is unclear if the legislature will continue with its impeachment investigation, which might end with a vote on whether Cuomo can hold office again. For instance Didi Barrett, a Democrat who represents much of Columbia County in the Assembly, released a statement welcoming Cuomo's resignation, but not mentioning if she wants the impeachment process to continue. Read more about this story in the Times Union.