Ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s defense attorney is set to use his woefully outdated campaign website again for a press conference – just days after The Post announced he was considering running for state attorney general .
It’s unclear what lawyer Rita Glavin plans to discuss, but she used her last appearance on Oct. 20 to criticize Attorney General Letitia James – who recently announced she was running for the Democratic nomination for governor. – for his handling of the sexual harassment investigation that forced Cuomo to resign in August.
At the time, Glavin cited an exclusive Post report to accuse James of having “had a motive to draw all possible conclusions against the governor, who was a political rival and planned to run for a fourth term.”
Glavin also said she wasn’t sure if he was running for a job and couldn’t explain why she was appearing on Cuomo’s website, saying, “I’m not the right person to ask about the job. procedure.”
“But what I can say is that this concerns allegations made against the governor while he was governor of the state, concerning his official duties and the way he worked with the employees,” he said. she declared.
“And I think it’s perfectly permissible for his campaign, you know, to spend money on getting the message out.”
Meanwhile, Cuomo – whose campaign account is teeming with around $ 18 million in donor funds – has taken no action to update his website since he left office in disgrace.
The homepage features a young photo of Cuomo, 63, taken during a November 2012 briefing on Storm Sandy damage and shows him without a single gray hair on his head.
The “About Andrew” and “Proven Leader” pages also give the impression that he never resigned, claiming he “is the 56th Governor of New York State” and calling him several names. covers of “Governor Cuomo” in the present tense.
State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) said the site made it look “like he had never done anything wrong” and “takes us back to a time when very few people knew about it. of its irregularity “.
“That’s what he sees when he looks at himself in the mirror. Guess what, my brother? You don’t look like that anymore! Rivera said.
“It’s the sanitized version of you – when people didn’t really know how much of a bully you are.”
Last week, sources with direct knowledge of Cuomo’s thinking told the Post he was planning to run next year to succeed James as attorney general, a position he held from 2007 to 2010.
“People in Cuomo’s orbit are throwing him out there,” a source said.
“They float it… and assess people’s reactions. “
At the time, Cuomo’s spokesperson dismissed the possible run as part of “a ton of futile speculation out there.”
But in an interview with New York Magazine published a day earlier, Cuomo didn’t rule out a return to politics, saying, “I don’t know what the future holds.”