"Since @NYGovCuomo's office managed to launch a partial transcript, so that they have a complete transcript plus in addition, it means that they have the tape.
On Friday, Cuomo's office published a partial transcript of this telephone, in which Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the Senate, stated Cuomo's government feared the information about COVID-19 deaths might"be used against us" from the Justice Department in the middle of its national probe, putting blame, in part, on former President Donald Trump who attacked Cuomo's pandemic reaction.
"We're in a situation where we weren't certain if what we were planning to contribute into the Department of Justice, or that which we give for you men, that which we begin saying, was likely to be used against us while we weren't certain if there was likely to be an evaluation," DeRosa told the lawmakers, according to the transcript of the telephone published Friday from Cuomo's office and examined by Fox News.
A spokesperson for Cuomo hasn't responded to multiple emails and calls from Fox News.
James, a Democrat, previously published the findings of a country AG analysis in the end of January that demonstrated Cuomo's health division had underreported nursing home deaths by over 50 percent.
Cuomo's Health Department stated at the time that the death toll from nursing homes was under 6,000 however on Wednesday explained that it had topped 15,000.
Lawler urged state Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie -- both Democrats -- to present laws to strip Cuomo"of his own outstanding emergency forces," a drive which has got the support of 14 Democrats, too.
"This is something which should have been completed months ago," Lawler explained.
"It's no more in question whether Cuomo and his government covered up the real toll of his March 25th sequence to ship COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes," he added. "The only question which remains is will Cuomo and his employees be held liable for participating in this offender, conspiratorial action?"