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Robert Namer
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February 19, 2021

     The FBI and the Eastern District of New York US Attorney’s office have opened an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources said. The probe is examining the Cuomo administration’s actions relating to the nursing homes and other long-term care facilities after thousands of their residents died of COVID-19, according to two sources familiar with the matter. In its early-stages, the investigation is focusing on some senior members of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force, according to The Times Union, which first reported its existence.

     Cuomo’s administration has faced fierce criticism for a since-rescinded March 25 state Health Department directive ordering nursing homes to admit infected patients being discharged from hospitals.  Critics have argued the Health Department order contributed to the state’s high nursing home death toll, along with the spread of the virus. The controversy was heightened last month when state Attorney General Letitia James released a damning report saying the state likely undercounted the nursing home COVID-19 death toll by more than 50 percent. 

     Hopefully this becomes the end of the Cuomo bullying with the support of the liberal media.

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