Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro on Sunday unveiled a Wikileaks-style website for whistleblowers to reveal potential crimes committed by members of Gov. Cuomo’s administration.
Molinaro said he created CuomoLeaks.com following “countless calls, often in whispered tones” alleging wrongdoing by top Cuomo aides and appointees.
“For months, my campaign has been receiving information from courageous state employees seeking to expose corruption and frustrated by the refusal of New York State law enforcement figures to act on what they view as clear illegalities,” Molinaro said in a prepared statement.
“In creating CuomoLeaks.com, we are speaking directly to those brave individuals, and others like them, and providing them with a secure, confidential online tool with which they can pass along information that needs to see the light of day.”
The move came three days after Joseph Percoco, a former top Cuomo aide and pal, was sentenced to six years in the slammer for pocketing more than $300,000 in bribes in a pair of “pay-to-play” corruption scams.
Molinaro also released a copy of a July 20 letter to the state Thruway Authority that he said showed contractors rushed to open the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge ahead of the Sept. 13 Democratic primary “despite significant cost and public safety concerns.”
Molinaro’s Web site features a large, black-and-white photo of the two-term, Democratic incumbent scowling into the distance, and urges visitors to fill out an online form to “Blow the whistle on Cuomo’s Corruption.”
Only one field — for tips and complaints — is required, but the form includes check-off boxes to indicate whether tipsters are government employees or work for companies doing business with the state.
“Any names or positions provided will be held in strict confidence,” the site says.
Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Collins called the Web site “the latest desperate gimmick from Trump mini-me Marc Molinaro and his flailing campaign,” and said Cuomo “works day and night on behalf of the people of New York.”
Thruway Authority Director Matthew Driscoll also said the letter released by Molinaro merely confirmed that the contractors “had a contractual obligation set more than a year ago to finish the second span by Aug 24….and instead they proposed the September 7th opening date.”
“Molinaro should apologize for making another reckless, false political attack,” Driscoll added.
Source: Read Full Article