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An aide for Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has now been caught admitting on a conference call that the Cuomo administration deliberately hid damning nursing home data from federal agencies, including former President Trump’s Department of Justice.

The call was between the aide, Melissa DeRosa, and Democrat lawmakers was apparently meant as a behind the scenes apology for refusing a legislative request for the numbers back in August of 2020.

To clarify, DeRosa essentially was just caught openly admitting to a vast coverup by the Cuomo administration of the true numbers of people killed by the governor’s decision to place thousands of infected individuals into nursing homes.

As The New York Post reports:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a coverup was made by secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting…

“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”

But instead of a mea culpa to the grieving family members of more than 13,000 dead seniors or the critics who say the Health Department spread COVID-19 in the care facilities with a March 25 state Health Department directive that nursing homes admit infected patients, DeRosa tried to make amends with the fellow Democrats for the political inconvenience it caused them.

It appears Cuomo’s house of cards he has built around the true numbers of people whose deaths he caused is now beginning to finally come tumbling down.

In the past Cuomo was more than willing to attempt to blame Covid-19 deaths on President Trump:

 

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
1 year ago

How nice to be cared for in such a warm political atmosphere. Isnt it? This administration exudes crap from every orfice er office

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

The democrat party is by far the most corrupt party due in part to a complicit national news media.

Gary Von Neifda
Gary Von Neifda
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

The Democrat Party has been usurped by the Marxist/Communist minority.

ward
ward
1 year ago

Treason is obvious dem leaders crime and execution is past due justice !

ward
ward
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

Proves dem leaders are commie laden U.S. enemies that command elimination from the U.S.A.

BrewDubbs
BrewDubbs
1 year ago

Anything and everything bad is President Trump’s fault… We get it….

And I would dare say if Cuomo put COVID elderly in nursing homes with healthy elderly and brazenly boasts of it, only the conservative crew would be apalled. No big deal for the Dem’s.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Ya. just look at the money he saved fore the state and social security. I bet no one in his family were sent there.

Christine Thornton
Christine Thornton
1 year ago

I hope they put him in the public jail with those big criminals so he can experience some of what the families went through. I hope he gets a long sentence

Pam
Pam
1 year ago

He took his MOTHER out BEFORE putting the COVID sick people in the homes

Maryann Hogg
Maryann Hogg
1 year ago
Reply to  Pam

I heard this. If this isnt willfully done.

Luther
Luther
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

It’s all ok. He’s a dumbasscrat.

ward
ward
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Genocide murder against elderly !