New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in William Reid Apartments in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., January 23, 2021.
Mary Altaffer | Reuters
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday backed off his plan to appoint a former federal judge, who has a close connection to one of the governor’s top advisors, to oversee an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against him.
The Cuomo administration said it will ask New York state attorney general Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, chief judge on the state’s highest court, to choose who will oversee an independent probe. The decision would help “avoid even the perception of a…