Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) criticized the New York and Georgia investigations into former President Donald Trump, saying they are politically motivated and part of a “cancer in our body politic.”
Cuomo made his remarks during an appearance on WABC 770 talk radio show, “The Cats Roundtable,” telling host John Catsimatidis that the Trump investigations are purely political.
Trump will likely receive an indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for allegedly giving $130,000 as “hush money” to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
In Fulton County, Georgia, Trump’s investigation stems from a phone call he made during the 2020 election, allegedly pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes necessary for him to win Georgia’s electoral votes.
“You have a cynical public, they don’t believe anyone and when you start to see these prosecutors bring political cases, it just affirms everybody’s cynicism,” Cuomo said.
“I don’t believe a Democratic prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Republican. I don’t believe a Republican prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Democrat. I think it’s all politics, and I think that’s what the people of this country are saying,” he added. “And I think it feeds the cynicism, and that’s the cancer in our body politic right now.”
Cuomo continued by saying that it is a “coincidence” Bragg is trying to prosecute Trump simultaneously as New York Attorney General Letitia James and Georgia officials are.
In September 2022, James filed a lawsuit against Trump’s company, The Trump Organization, for allegedly engaging in financial fraud. James deposed Trump in August 2022.
Cuomo said he expects Bragg to indict Trump. “You can indict a ham sandwich … I’m sure they’ll get an indictment,” he said.
In his remarks, Cuomo criticized President Joe Biden, blaming him for the current U.S. migrant crisis.
“This was caused by President Biden. He may have had great intents and policy. But he opened the borders without a plan to deal with the number of people who were going to come in. That is now an established fact,” he said.
“New York City winds up with tens of thousands of people to handle,” he added.
Both Bragg and James are Democrats. They should not be able to prosecute a former Republican president, considering their political beliefs.