Still-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's legal actions against financier Steve Rattner led the defendant to go on the Charlie Rose show the other night, to accuse Cuomo of a campaign against him that is "close to extortion." Rattner said, "he has basically threatened me all along the way that if I don’t do what he wants me to do he will prosecute me to the ends of the earth, basically... This is not the kind of behavior I think we want out of an attorney general or a governor.”
Today, during an appearance at the Rescue Mission in NYC, Cuomo responded (via Mr. Madore):
"Obviously, what I am saying during an ongoing investigation is limited and you are right it can be frustrating at times, especially when the other side can say whatever they want to say.
“But you know in the hundreds of cases we’ve done I’ve never had a crook or a criminal start by saying, ‘Yes, I’m guilty. I did it. Cuomo is exactly right…They wind up admitting it in the end,” he continued.
“I believe Mr. Rattner’s behavior was truly an egregious example of basically stealing taxpayers’ money.”