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Cuomo Threatened NY Assemblyman Over Nursing Home COVID Deaths Scandal

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A New York state lawmaker says a very angry Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to "destroy" him if he didn't help obstruct the political firestorm hitting the Cuomo administration's cover-up of nursing home residents COVID-19 deaths.  Isn't obstruction a felony under federal law?

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) whose uncle died of COVID-19 in a nursing home said he got a phone call from the governor last Thursday night that quickly went south, with the governor warning him, "You have not seen my wrath."

The call came shortly after it was reported that a top aide of the governor, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a conference call with New York state lawmakers that the Cuomo administration hid the true COVID-19 death numbers from nursing homes and said it was because they feared that information would be "used against us" by federal prosecutors.  This was after then-President Donald Trump started questioning the competency of the Cuomo administration on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.


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