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New York State Attorney General Letitia James

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally invited an inquiry Monday into sexual misconduct allegations made against him by a pair of former staffers, allowing New York Attorney General Letitia James to choose a private law firm to spearhead the probe. An official referral letter was sent to James’ office a day after a whiplash-inducing round of competing statements were released by both offices about the scope and oversight of such an inquiry. “Today, the executive chamber transmitted a referral letter to our office, providing us the authority to move forward with an independent investigation ...

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