Beltway Insider: Biden/Eviction, Cuomo Report, Impeachment, COVID/Vaccine Totals, China Seals City, Olympics

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President Biden called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign his office after the independent review, initiated by New York Attorney General Latitia James into sexual harassment allegations made earlier this year, supported the claims.

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, for the period ending August 7, 2021, decreased by 1.3% to 50.2% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness increased by 0.1% percentage points to 43.3%. A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.


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AG James Releases Cuomo Review

New York Attorney Leticia James released the findings, this week, from the independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, causing shockwaves throughout the New York democratic establishment with the 165-page report that depicts the governor as a lewd, aggressive, sexually desperate bully who considers himself both above the law and legally untouchable.

"The governor of New York is painted as a public leader who treats the young women around him as sexual prey. The report details close and intimate hugs, kisses, buttock-grabbing, breast-grabbing, leering comments and violative questions and statements.  To one target he described his criterion for a girlfriend as someone who can "handle pain." This is all too believable. His prey included not only women who worked for him but a state trooper he saw at an event and got assigned to his security detail even though she didn't meet the position's requirements. He then targeted her for harassment," reported The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan.

The report further explains a typical modus operandi for the perverted powerful, a manipulation of the facts to spin the blame onto the female. Moreover, Cuomo used typical beat down tactics, which is common in abusers, to instill fear and the clear understanding of retaliation, career assassination should the victims, in anyway, chose to report the crimes committed against them.

Toxic Workplace, Retaliation

Attorney General James said that Cuomo "fostered a toxic workplace" in which people were generally afraid to come forward with allegations. "The complainants also described how the culture within the Executive Chamber—rife with fear and intimidation and accompanied by a consistent overlooking of inappropriate flirtations and other sexually suggestive and gender-based comments by the Governor—enabled the above-described instances of harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment overall," the report said," Foxnews.com reported.

The report which can be read here reads like a typical portrayal of the entitled and powerful goliaths who indiscriminately and arbitrarily, without thought or concern, squash and hold hostage those outside of the purview.

The investigation which began earlier this year, exposed the governor, from 2013 to 2020, as a lecherous old man who used his political position to grope his female staff, demand bizarre and absurd behaviors, to engage in unwanted touching, and make clear comments with sexual innuendo. These initial allegations were, surprisingly meet with a commitment from New York AG Letitia James, to form an independent investigation team made up of attorneys from the law firms of Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C., and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

After interviewing 179 witnesses, including the Governor, the committee supported the allegations of the eleven complaints providing stunning, but not shocking, revelations into the inner workings of the New York Governor's office.

"He asked her to do push-ups in front of him, and asked what people were saying about the size of his hands. According to the report the aide testified that "she understood the Governor was attempting to get her to say something about the size of his genitals,"' reported The Wall Street Journal.


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Separate Accommodations

Those who hold positions that determine the pursuit of legal charges for individuals who hold political offices and those within the legal industry, have separate accommodations and the double standard of prosecutorial offenses make it impossible to seek justice against even the outer fringes of the affluent as money and fear of retaliation become the guiding force behind any prosecutor's decision to bring charges.

Even those who surf the wave of the politically powerful can use the big name drop to avert prosecution, which serves as evidence to the extent the power of politicians and the legal industry have mentally conditioned law enforcement to abide by the rules they set as opposed to the rules the subset of society, those outside of those professions, must follow.

Party Leaders Call on Governor to Resign

As the Democratic party leaders have distanced themselves from the once presidential contender, with party stalwarts including President Biden, calling on him to resign, the Governor has been adamant that he would not resign, and as New York state has no term limits, could if he rides out this scandal, run for a record fourth term in 2022.

"In a video address Tuesday afternoon, Cuomo maintained a defiant posture. He said he would continue serving as governor and defended himself as a champion of women and victims of sexual harassment. "The facts are much different than what has been portrayed," he said," The Washington Post reported.

The governor who has been celebrated over the past year for his effort handling the coronavirus, even won an Emmy for his daily press brief, answered the report by releasing statement indicating that he had been a supporter of women's rights and

Even as New York AG James stressed "this investigation has revealed conduct that corrodes the very fabric and character of our state government," she also stressed "the investigation was civil in nature and that there are no criminal consequences from their report," reported Foxnews.com, which places the governor in the Donald Trump cesspool of inappropriate and criminal behavior.

Taking a page from the Donald Trump playbook of scandal management, the governor will continue to maintain his dual persona: The front facing supporter of women's rights and the predatorial, sexually aggressive bully when possible.

Prosecutors Open Criminal Investigations

"Separately, Albany County District Attorney David Soares disclosed an ongoing criminal investigation of Cuomo by his office. "We will be formally requesting investigative materials obtained by the AG's Office, and we welcome any victim to contact our office with additional information," Soares said in a statement," The Washington Post reported.

Following former President Trump's Impeachment trial, the New York State Legislature would, similar to the House of Representative, would have to call for an Impeachment. The evidence would be presented and in order to pass the Impeachment, 76 members, a majority, would need to vote to impeach.

New York State is primarily democratic which depending on the party temperature, in September, as August is considered the month vacation break and the outcome of the criminal charges in Albany, would dictate if the impeachment process will move forward with the presenting of Articles of Impeachment.

"The state Assembly has the power to bring impeachment charges against Cuomo and aims to wrap up its own probe "as quickly as possible," according to Speaker Carl Heastie. New York impeachments start in the Assembly, and if a majority of members vote to impeach Cuomo, the matter moves to the Impeachment Court. In this case, that court would comprise the state Senate, minus its majority leader, and the seven judges of the state's highest court. Two-thirds of the court would need to vote to convict to remove Cuomo," reported The Associated Press.


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Wall Street Law Firm Remains Uninvestigated

The Wall Street Law Firm, with office around the world, has remained untouched by the allegations of rape, sexual violence, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and retaliation. The allegations made by a former employee, in part, have been substantiated through irrefutable documentation, which are often considered "sources" by media.

The recent actions by AG James' office may hopefully encourage additional investigations into others who hold positions of power and for those within the law firm guilty of rape and sexual assault and conspiracy to commit murder, and retaliation, as well as the bullying, sexual harassment, violations of employment law and other provable crimes, justice may finally be served.

Vaccine Totals

Bloomberg.com has built a vaccine tracker which can be seen here. "In the U.S., 351 million doses have been given so far. In the last week, an average of 712,389 doses per day were administered," Bloomberg.com reported.

Coronavirus Totals

While the infection rates of the coronavirus have continued to decline around the world. A new strain, a mutation, has created global concern for leaders around the world are determining the best direction for the protection of the population. The importance of maintaining personal protective practices is imperative to controlling the spread.

For the week ending August 7, 2021, coronavirus cases globally increased by 4,416,615 new confirmed cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases worldwide to 202,342,144 people with a total worldwide death toll of 4,286,694 deaths, a weekly death rate increase of 69,515. (Data from The New York Times).

COVID US Totals

Infections rates in the United States are also on the rise. For the week ending August 7, 2021, the total confirmed cases rose to 35,776,096 people with new confirmed cases increasing by 759,591 with a seven-day average of 19,200 cases per day and an increase of 134,403 confirmed cases over the previous week. The coronavirus has claimed 616,463 total deaths, adding 3,544 more deaths to the total of lives lost due to the coronavirus. (Data from The New York Times).

Schools Open/Masks On

As schools are opening around the country, the federal mask mandates are coming under fire from GOP governors who are making a last-ditch, last stand, with their state's children as the front line in a political war against the Biden Administration.

Much like school shootings, parents send their children to school with a firm belief that they will be protected against unknown threats. Threatening state funding, a penalty for a parent's personal decision to protect their child, is the tactic of a bully not a leader.

Vaccination mandates for all teachers could come down from the National Education Association, bypassing political debates and grandstanding for future political aspirations.

Biden Extends Student Loan Repayment/CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Extended

President Biden, this week, extended the pause he issued in January, on the repayment of Federal Student Loans until January 31, 2022.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new order "temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant."


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China Seals City

As the Delta Variant spiked across the globe, Chinese authorities have sealed off Nanjing, a city on the nation's eastern coast, which escalated into an outbreak across 17 provinces. Chinese authorities have sealed the city, reminiscent of early 2020 when the coronavirus first appeared in the city of Wuhan.

It was the second hotspot in the country of 1.4 billion, as another city in the coastal region of Hunan province, also reported an explosion in cases. "The city, with a population of about 1.5 million, ordered residential communities sealed Sunday, preventing people from leaving their homes. In a subsequent order on Tuesday, officials said no one, whether tourist or resident, could leave the city," the Associated Press reported.

Tokyo Olympics

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad have ended in a joyous celebration of athletic unity and a look forward three short years to Paris the home of the 2024 Summer Games. With little controversary, the games produced break out stars of tomorrow, initiated global conversations on mental health, and featured great acts of courage, athletic prowess, set stunning records, introduced new sports, and moved the world, on these 17 days, past the grim reminders daily of the coronavirus.

At the end of the games the athletes of the United States topped the medal count standings with 113 overall, followed by China, Japan, Great Britain, and the Russians who competed under the Russian Olympic Committee. With politics, pandemics, lockdowns, and delays, over the athletes displayed commitment, dedication, and devotion and it showed.

 

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