Former Cuomo staffer was witness in sexual harassment probe, won't rule out running for governor.


Biaggi, who once labored in the governor's workplace, defined that she met with investigators in July in New York City.

Biaggi informed CNBC that her interview with the lawyer general's workplace for the Cuomo research proves that the ones looking into the governor's alleged behavior have been extremely thorough.

Biaggi did not rule out strolling for governor or any other better officer.

New York nation Sen. Alessandra Biaggi stated on Wednesday that she became one of the witnesses who spoke with the kingdom lawyer preferred group main the sexual harassment probe in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Biaggi, who as soon as worked within the governor's workplace, advised CNBC that she met with investigators in July in New York City. Although she did no longer provide info of these conversations to CNBC, the lawmaker stated that whilst speakme with investigators she reiterated a lot of what she has already explained publicly approximately her studies running for Cuomo.

"I became interviewed," Biaggi informed CNBC whilst asked if the legal professional standard's crew spoke along with her, confirming that the assembly happened remaining month inside the Big Apple.

Biaggi advised CNBC that her interview with the attorney popular's office for the Cuomo investigation proves that those searching into the governor's alleged behavior were extraordinarily thorough and turned over every rock to get to the truth.

"Why that also subjects is that one of the things we're seeing as visitors of the governor's reaction is that there's an try to undermine the credibility of the reporting," Biaggi stated. "There's additionally an strive now to undermine the credibility of the witnesses, namely the 11 girls and extra especially Charlotte Bennett."

"I think it's very crucial that your readers understand that there was a thoroughness to the research after which, in which it became observed that a witness was credible, that changed into due to the fact there has been corroborating proof," Biaggi persevered.

Biaggi has formerly described a poisonous paintings surroundings inside the governor's office. Since the document got here out, Biaggi has called on Cuomo to either renounce, and if he does now not, for the nation Assembly to question him. Cuomo has persevered to deny wrongdoing.

"It is a subculture where humans are ceaselessly berated and yelled at," Biaggi, a innovative who represents New York's thirty fourth District, said in every other interview in advance this year. "There is intimidation tactics that occur if you're not considered a person who's going to simply carry out the orders or the commands of the governor in a way that, perhaps, that he sees in shape, even in case you accept as true with that it is unethical."

The New York country legal professional preferred's file says that Cuomo sexually confused as a minimum eleven women and violated nation in conjunction with federal legal guidelines. The Manhattan and Westchester District Attorneys asked New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday for proof related to her office's bombshell document.

The record itself does no longer call certain witnesses but notes that James' crew spoke with dozens of people.

"During the course of our investigation, we interviewed dozens of people, who were constructed from complainants, contemporary and previous members of the Executive Chamber, State Troopers, different State personnel, and others who interacted frequently with the Governor," the file says.

Biaggi did now not rule out running for governor or some other better officer, including lieutenant governor or comptroller, even though she did advocate that she was ready to see what happened subsequent to Cuomo earlier than she makes a destiny selection. CNBC pronounced final month that she turned into privately thinking about a primary challenge against Cuomo.

"It's an affordable query but what I will say to you is that it is certainly not my attention because it's no longer over. Not even near," Biaggi stated when requested whether she is considering jogging for higher workplace, including governor.

"Until this person is no longer in workplace, even having a communication approximately it isn't always sincerely helpful because the most important that I can do on this second, and additionally till he's no longer in office, is to ensure he's not in office, because of the harm he is inflicting," Biaggi stated.

"Until that is accomplished I assume it really is where all of our consciousness should be and whatever else, until then, is in reality very lots a distraction," she delivered.