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Cuomo Aide Admits They Hid Nursing Home Death Data From Feds, Says Bombshell Report

Cuomo Aide Admits They Hid Nursing Home Death Data From Feds, Says Bombshell Report

“stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders”

The Democrats and the media held up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a national leader regarding response to the COVID pandemic Cuomo wrote a book about his leadership and received an Emmy Award for his press conferences.

The nursing home deaths that occurred on his watch have never gotten the attention they deserve but that might be about to change.

This New York Post report by Bernadette Hogan, Carl Campanile, and Bruce Golding is devastating:

Cuomo aide admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out

Governor 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 the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a cover-up 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.

“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa said. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”

In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.”

“And basically, we froze,” she told the lawmakers on the call.

And it gets worse.

Bernard Condon and Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press report:

Over 9,000 virus patients sent into NY nursing homes

More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial directive that was scrapped amid criticism it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press.

The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what the state health department previously released. And it raises new questions as to whether a March 25 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge the state disputes.

“The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on” and address it, said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a residents advocacy group.

Meteorologist Janice Dean lost her elderly in-laws in a New York nursing home last year:

Dean spoke to Mark Steyn about this last night. Watch below:

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It’s time for Governor Cuomo to find out what people from President Nixon to Martha Stewart have discovered, which is that a cover-up can be punished more severely than the underlying incident. The Governor probably has legal immunity from prosecution for decisions regarding nursing homes, but I suspect that the courts, if New York has the gumption to prosecute fearlessly, may find a way to hold him liable for the consequences of covering data up. Tha NY AG started this ball rolling a few weeks ago. Let’s see if she has the political courage to follow through, and if not, let’s see if anyone else who is not politically constrained to give prominent Democrats a pass has jurisdiction.

If I might be permitted to introduce a new acronym here:


Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

So, President Trump was right!

Nothing will happen to him.

Nothing ever happens to Democrats that lie, obsfucate, hide facts and pander.

Had enough malfeasence to get angry and actually do something about it yet?

Antifundamentalist | February 12, 2021 at 9:42 am

So, now that they don’t have to make everything about how Wrong Trump is, they can actually take a look at a bad situation and talk about how criminally wrong it really was. Could not do that before because it must never be admitted that Trump was right about anything. They can pretend that this is all new information and they had no idea it was that horrible before!

Dems will circle the wagon and say it was Trump’s fault that NY was not transparent because of his “witch hunt”. Don’t worry, this will all blow over for the NY mafia.

Cuomo is not a sacrificial lamb for the party because they don’t need one right now.

Why did you think he signs that EX-OR so early saying no one could be held accountable

Please, this is a nothing burger, politically. The post Trump, poet COVID Cuomo coverup has been in place and running since last summer. The political PTB KNEW that the deaths, related to COVID in NY nursing homes, were fudged long ago. And, tough this looks bad, the Guv will not be held responsible. After all, it was a novel virus being hyped as a an apocalyptic disease and everyone is now crowding under the “we knew nothing, we knew nothing” umbrella for all the misinformation, miscues and missteps along the way. Cuomo did not make this decision in a vacuum. He had is political advisors and his own Fauciesque “science gurus” advising him.

i hate to say this, but Cuomo is as much a victim of the COVID hoax as the rest of us are. I would not be a bit surprised to eventually learn that this “admission” was leaked for the express purpose of keeping the hoax alive to facilitate the continued destruction of this nation. After all, with three vaccines, plunging COVID “infection” and “death” rates and the populous becoming more demanding that society be opened back up, something has to be done to save the COVID “crisis” for political purposes. Cuomo is just collateral damage.

Gosh oh gee! They lied! About Covid! Who’d a thunk it?

But he won a Emmy.

This is a part with what Time described as “fortifying” the election. We all knew this but it was denied by and hidden by big media, big tech, and deep state.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Follow the money!

Cuomo and his publisher placed profits over people.

Establish the timeline by reference to articles and press releases about the publication date of Cuomo’s book on “leadership”.

This article by the AP is dated August 18, 2020 and announces the publication date in October. Cuomo and his publisher could not let anything like deaths due to misfeasance and malfeasance get in the way of producing a best seller to a bunch of morons.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 12, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Has anyone hear about an uprising among the employees of Cuomo’s publisher about being part of a big lie to whitewash and aggrandize a killer?

I have not either.

Liberal outrage is highly selective and is premised on the notion that “It’s OK when we do it”.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

If I were gullible enough to buy a book on leadership by Governor Soprano I would I would have enough sense to demand a refund in light of the admissions.

It would be funny as hell to see a class action filed against the swarthy, yankee greaser and his publisher.

    “Yankee”? His father was a former gov of NY. He was born in NYC, educated in NY (Fordham U and Albany Law), worked in NY. He is NOT a Yankee, and as a New Englander, I take offense at your mischaracterization!

      txvet2 in reply to Geologist. | February 12, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Apparently you are unaware of a certain AL baseball team that has been around for well over a century now. Won a few championships, too.

      OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Geologist. | February 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      I should have expounded to say that he is an odious, worthless, god damn good for nothing Yankee.

      I hope he suffers mightily from anal cancer.

        Well, that’s different. After all, down this way, “damYankee” has been a one word description of everybody north of the M/D line for almost 200 years.

          scooterjay in reply to txvet2. | February 13, 2021 at 8:16 am

          “Yankee” is anyone from above the Mason-Dixon line.
          “Damn Yankee” are the ones that move south and stay!

Yet another thing that Barr did absolutely fucking nothing about that literally EVERYBODY paying attention knew about.

Deep State RINO trash.

I hope the title of his next book is “Tales from the Green Mile and Why America Was Never Great”.

OnTheLeftCoast | February 12, 2021 at 2:22 pm

“‘[W]e froze’ out of fear the true numbers would ‘be used against us’ by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.”
Did that quotation actually end “but now we’ve heard from the Acting Attorney General and from Merrick Garland, and learned that that won’t happen”?

Or maybe this was leaked now because the DNC decided that they want a female populist lite as NY Governor (to be groomed for higher office) and they’re throwing Cuomo under the bus?

Lucifer Morningstar | February 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm

. . . DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.

Which of course, now that Biden has been installed a new head of the DOJ has been assigned will be summarily dropped and any information gathered on Andy “Killer” Cuomo and his minions in the New York Health Department will regretfully be sealed from public scrutiny. Guarantee.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 12, 2021 at 4:36 pm

So does this mean that Andy “Killer” Cuomo is going to have to return his Emmy Award™ for outstanding press conferences and leadership during the pandemic? Or will they be awarding him another one. This time for “Best cover-up of mass murder so far in the 21st century”. Just wondering

They lied about the numbers and kept the real numbers hidden for purely political reasons? Say it ain’t so!

OleDirtyBarrister | February 12, 2021 at 4:56 pm

The death count is now said to be in the range of 15,000 due to Cuomo’s misfeasance and malfeasance.

But Trump has been publicly vilified and impeached twice.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 12, 2021 at 6:22 pm

I wonder if the federal govt. was doing something that constituted a “proceeding” under 18 USC 1503 for the purposes of obstruction of justice and Cuomo and his acolytes lied or withheld info from the feds.

As Cuomo’s role model Stalin once said: one death is a tragedy; a millions deaths is a statistic.

Besides, among the THOUSANDS of people Cuomo murdered were Jews. And that seems just fine with the NY liberal Jews who elected him.

Rejoice, you NY masochists!

The nursing home deaths were a necessary part of building up the pandemic scare. All of the restrictions that we have in place at the moment were derived from that initial spike of deaths, which were never really questioned as to their statistical significance anyway. Old people dying? Stop the presses! The longer the scamdemic goes on the more people become mentally ill from the constant “impending doom.” They are still managing to claim every death where someone has wuflu as wuflu caused, which is like saying that anyone who has a drink today and later dies did so from alcoholism. The actual number of deaths where wuflu was a significant contributing factor is still under 30K in my estimation. This has been the biggest lie since “your Jewish neighbors are just on a long vacation, move along, nothing to see.”