David Sirota, Cuomo-gate: A Nixonian Scandal Is Engulfing New York

David Sirota

Gov. Cuomo is threatening retribution against Dems demanding answers about underreported COVID deaths and his effort to help an industry group shield nursing home execs.

The biggest political scandal in America right now is playing out in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in a lot of trouble — and rightly so. The Democratic governor did not merely wildly mismanage his state’s response to the COVID emergency, while netting himself a lucrative book deal and an Emmy. He did something worse.

In the middle of a public health emergency, he used his office to help one of his largest political donors shield itself from legal consequences as 15,000 nursing home residents died from COVID — and then he and his administration underreported that death toll, helping the same donor.

The Daily Poster had been covering the story for months before it exploded this week. The scandal is a cautionary tale of hubris, megalomania, and corruption that left a literal mountain of preventable COVID deaths in its wake. Now we are about to see whether a blue state’s democratic institutions can hold wrongdoers accountable, or whether America’s culture of impunity can once again protect the powerful from facing any consequences at all.

Amid a cacophony of demands for Cuomo to resign — and word of a potential federal investigation into the matter — the governor and his aides are frantically trying to cover up the basic facts of what happened, and that includes launching a Nixonian campaign of intimidation and retribution against Democratic lawmakers who have for months been sounding the alarm.

Two national news outlets today detailed Cuomo’s new campaign of retribution against one lawmaker in his own party who dared to ask questions about constituents and family members who died under Cuomo’s nursing home policies. Cuomo held a press conference to publicly berate the same Democrat, while another New York news outlet reported that other lawmakers are now facing threats.

For months, these legislators’ questions were ignored by a national media that has seemed far more interested in valorizing Cuomo than in reporting inconvenient facts. But those facts are worth reviewing, because they illustrate the direct link between the underreporting of nursing home deaths and the push for corporate immunity.

They also spotlight the very real human carnage that can result when an imperious, out-of-control politician is unwilling to engage in any contrition, self-reflection, or reform.

Fact 1: Cuomo’s Machine Raked In $2 Million From Industry Group

Cuomo’s political machine received more than $2 million from the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), its executives, and its lobbying firms. The health care industry group also funneled more than $450,000 to members of the New York legislature in 2020.

The money that flowed from the group to these public officials in the middle of the pandemic was a significant increase from prior years.

Fact 2: Cuomo Helped Industry Group Shield Nursing Home Execs

Amid New York’s exploding COVID death toll in April 2020, Cuomo’s budget included a provision shielding hospital and nursing home executives from legal consequences if their corporate decisions killed people during the pandemic.

GNYHA said it “drafted” the provision, which did not merely shield frontline health care workers from lawsuits, but also extended such liability protection to top corporate officials who make staffing and safety decisions.

Critics argued that shielding hospital and nursing home executives from the threat of lawsuits would remove a deterrent to cost-cutting, profit-maximizing decisions that endanger lives. They were ignored.

Fact 3: Cuomo’s Corporate Immunity Law Went National

Cuomo’s corporate immunity provision was quickly copied and pasted into other states’ laws and into Senate Republican legislation, in near word-for-word fashion. The liability shield spread from New York to other states, even as New York Assemblyman Ron Kim released a report showing that states with liability shields were reporting higher nursing-home death rates during the pandemic.

To date, 27 states have now shielded nursing homes from lawsuits.

Fact 4: Cuomo’s Immunity Law Endangered Lives, According to AG

While nursing home executives were enjoying their liability shield, Cuomo’s office was vastly underreporting the number of COVID nursing home deaths, according to a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is considered a Cuomo ally. That report found that Cuomo administration data had undercounted nursing home deaths by 50 percent.

James’ report also showed how Cuomo’s corporate immunity law could result in higher rates of nursing home casualties.

“The immunity laws could be wrongly used to provide any individual or entity from liability, even if those decisions were not made in good faith or motivated by financial incentives,” noted the report, adding that the provisions “provide financial incentives to for-profit nursing home operators to put residents at risk of harm by refraining from investing public funds to obtain sufficient staffing to meet residents’ care needs, to purchase sufficient PPE for staff, and to provide effective training to staff to comply with infection control protocols during pandemics and other public health emergencies.”

Fact 5: Cuomo’s Top Aide Admitted Withholding Info

Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted that Cuomo’s administration not only withheld information about nursing home deaths, but did so in order to preemptively avoid political and legal consequences.

“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 (state legislators), and what we start saying, was going to be used against us,” Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa told New York legislators last week.

DeRosa’s father, brother, and sister are employed at one of the lobbying firms that represents GNYHA, the health care industry group that funneled millions to Cuomo’s political machine and spearheaded the corporate immunity law.


In the last few days, Cuomo has refused to apologize or support any serious effort to fix things. Instead, he is deploying his political machine against Democratic legislators who have been bravely demanding answers.

For instance, when Democratic State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi said she was concerned about a potential link between GNYHA campaign cash and Cuomo’s corporate immunity law, Cuomo deployed his spokesperson to attack her.

“Immunity during the pandemic for hospitals and nursing home workers was passed in the budget with a majority of the senator’s senate and assembly colleagues voting for it, many of them taking contributions from the health care interests that were affected,” said the Cuomo staffer. “While she is damning her fellow legislators with wild assertions, the governor is not influenced by contributions and has never been. On the merits, different immunity laws were passed by states all over the country, as well as the federal government.”

Left unsaid: Cuomo’s own immunity legislation became the basis for other states’ own immunity laws.

Similarly, both CNN and the New York Times are now reporting on allegations that Cuomo made enraged threats against Kim, the Democratic lawmaker who chairs the New York Assembly’s Committee. And CNN reports that “threats were made against those who are considering a vote (for Kim’s legislation) to strip Cuomo of his emergency powers” after recent revelations of Cuomo withholding casualty information from government officials. (A senior Cuomo advisor has now released a statement denying those threats and questioning Kim’s credibility.)

Kim’s uncle died of presumed COVID in a nursing home. He told The Daily Poster that the public must understand that the undercounting of nursing home deaths and the corporate immunity law are not two separate issues — they are part of one large scandal in which New York’s governor prioritized protecting his political sponsors rather than the public interest.

Noting that lawmakers were considering legislation in August to rescind corporate immunity, Kim said Cuomo’s moves to hide information deprived lawmakers of necessary information at precisely the time they could have reformed the law to hold nursing home companies accountable.

“If they shared all the data, we would have passed different policies,” Kim said. “We would have went in a different direction. We could have repealed legal immunity entirely. If we had the full data set, I think we had a much stronger argument to repeal.”

But the data was not forthcoming. It was hidden, which ended up serving the interests of the lobby group that dumped more than $2 million into Cuomo’s political machine. That machine is now being deployed to vilify Kim, Biaggi, and other Democrats who dare to demand answers about their constituents who were killed by COVID.

This burgeoning scandal and cover-up evokes memories of Nixon’s enemies list, and his infamous declaration that “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

Four decades later, the Biden Justice Department, state law enforcers, and Albany legislators will now decide whether that same ideology of lawlessness and impunity will continue to extend not only to nursing home and hospital executives who’ve avoided consequences for a gruesome COVID death toll, but also to the state governor who helped them get away with it.

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  1. READ: Trump’s Full Response to Supreme Court Tax Return Decision
    By Epoch Times Staff
    February 22, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021

    ​Former President Donald Trump released a statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to not halt the release of his taxes to a Manhattan district attorney, saying it’s a continuation of a “witch hunt” against him.

    Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court threw out Trump’s request to place a lower court ruling on hold that directs his accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena that would turn over his tax records and financial documents to a grand jury convened by Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

    Here is the full statement he released via email:

    “This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possibly be investigated, ‘Russia Russia Russia,’ where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion,’ or two ridiculous ‘Crazy Nancy’ inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends!

    So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U.S. The Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump. The Supreme Court never should have let this “fishing expedition” happen, but they did. This is something which has never happened to a President before, it is all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State, completely controlled and dominated by a heavily reported enemy of mine, Governor Andrew Cuomo. These are attacks by Democrats willing to do anything to stop the almost 75 million people (the most votes, by far, ever gotten by a sitting president) who voted for me in the election—an election which many people, and experts, feel that I won. I agree!

    The new phenomenon of “headhunting” prosecutors and AGs—who try to take down their political opponents using the law as a weapon—is a threat to the very foundation of our liberty. That’s what is done in third world countries. Even worse are those who run for prosecutorial or attorney general offices in far-left states and jurisdictions pledging to take out a political opponent. That’s fascism, not justice—and that is exactly what they are trying to do with respect to me, except that the people of our Country won’t stand for it.

    In the meantime, murders and violent crime are up in New York City by record numbers, and nothing is done about it. Our elected officials don’t care. All they focus on is the persecution of President Donald J. Trump.

    I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!”

  2. We know from the Author there is a Communique … “David Siorta” = 122 = “Signal Intel” = 122 = “Coded Surname” = 122 = “C.I.A. Agent Signal” = 122 = “Bill Clinton” = 122 <<< Illuminati Card Game Title … In the Story .. we log the Given Numbers … 15,000 = 15 … $2,000,000 = 2 … $450,000 = 45 … 27 States = 27 …50 % = 5 … We are left with 15, 2, 45, 27, 5 … Lets' Add them together … [15 + 2 + 45 + 27 + 5 ] =94 <<< That is the Date Numerology of Andrew Mark Cuomo. He was Born 12-06-1957 … Date Numerology of [12 + 6 + 19 + 57] = 94 <<< It is very interesting that the word … "Scripted" = 94, 122 … What if we find a Match of this Number Sequence, when we write out the Numbers? … Do we get a readable Message? … "Fifteen" = 65 = "Obama-Gate" = 65 …. "Two" = 58 = "Agenda" = 58 … "Forty Five" = 126 = "White Hat Agenda" = 126 = "Censorship" = 126 <<< Isn't that Cuomo's Birthday? … Let's Continue … "Twenty Seven" = 172 = "Hillary Clinton" = 172 … then … "Five" = 42 = "War" = 42 = "T.V." = 42 = "Trump Card" = 42 … And if we list just the Matches … [ 'Obama-Gate – Agenda – White Hat Agenda – Censorship – Hillary Clinton – War – TV – Trump Card] …

  3. Hilarious ! … I’m wetting my Jockey’s over here … Here we have a Story about Cuomo with a Nixon Tribute in the Headline. Yet, there is no mention of Nixon in the Story … RED ALERT! … Let’s Decode … In the Headline we have … “Cuomo-Gate” = 100 = “Water-Gate” = 100 = “Arrests” = 100 … Wow! … Who is this Andy Cuomo character ? … Let’s Decode It! … “Andrew Mark Cuomo” = 67 = “Cuomo” = 67 = “Clown” = 67 = “Satanic” = 67 = “Elvis” = 67 = “Purge” = 67 <<< Isn't that what he is accused of? … In the beginning we were questioning why Nixon is not compared in the Story Body, but mentioned in the Headline … so we connect .. "Nixon in Headline" = 157 = "Deep State Enemy" = 157 = "Cuomo Arrested" = 157 = "Governor N.Y. U.S.A." = 157 <<< 37th Prime Number … "R.F.I.D." = 37 = "Rat" = 37 <<< 12th Prime Number … "Wet" = 12 = "Rat" = 12 = "Date" = 12 <<< Why do we see 'FUCK 12' spray painted everywhere? The M.S.M. showed it at every Riot? … My guess is that the Cuomo's work with the C.I.A., because his Last Name Aligns with … "Cuomo" = 333 = "C.I.A. Agent Signal" = 333 = "Flood Gates" = 333 …

  4. I quote this article here where it says “the Biden Justice Department… blah blah, blah” … sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? As if such a thing could logically exist. Politicians receiving an actor’s award? Can the World get anymore bent than that?

    I have been looking into the idea that DC has a date with a wrecking ball. That many who’s who of politics and Hollywood have disappeared from the public eye. Yet there’s still tweets and such coming from them and videos that are either CGI or long ago recorded for the purpose of not alarming their fans, etc. I read a list of them that have supposedly been executed. One of the more interesting was entertainer John Prine. If this list is some wishful thinker’s pipe dream, this is one that does not quite fit. I play one of his songs called Dear Abbey. Dear Abbey. His most famous song is likely ‘Angel from Montgomery’. John was said to have died from Covid and yet they fail to mention the brain cancer that postponed his last Red Rocks show.

    Prine is the only one on the list where you go… “say it ain’t so, Joe”. After I saw the whale jump out of a gymnasium floor and make a huge splash anything is possible with Holograms and other CGI. The Obamas being executed along with Killery and Bubba could it be real or could it be memorex? Are they “virtually” among the living? Or were they sent straight to hell on a bullet train is anyone’s guess. Replacing Paul McCartney, after that all bets are off with who can be impersonated, cloned or whatever. One I have not heard much about is David Bowie’s supposed death. A must see is his last couple videos made before his death. Some of the most startling and haunting imagery one could “nightmare up” is from his final album Black Star. I personally think David Bowie is still alive and its pure genius he staged his death to skyrocket Dark Star to number one on the charts and explode sales of his back catalogue.

    Please watch this interview about David Bowie from A&R man Jack Steven. I ask you all is this actually David Bowie?

    check out and comment on his last music video, this shit is frightening


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