Cuomo passes on opportunity to address unanswered Moreland questions first raised at debate

By LOUIS FLORES

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) speaking at last week's gubernatorial debate.  Gov. Cuomo refused to address that evening then two issues raised by County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester), and his Press Office refused to speak to those issues when given an opportunity today by Progress Queens.  Source :  WNET 13/CBS2 News/YouTube Screen Shot 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) speaking at last week's gubernatorial debate.  Gov. Cuomo refused to address that evening then two issues raised by County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester), and his Press Office refused to speak to those issues when given an opportunity today by Progress Queens.  Source :  WNET 13/CBS2 News/YouTube Screen Shot 

At the sole gubernatorial debate held last week, County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) managed to raise two issues before Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) that the state political press corps had been too timid to ask :   whether Gov. Cuomo “may be indicted” after Election Day as a result of the federal investigation into the reported obstruction, and eventual closure, of the Moreland Commission and whether Gov. Cuomo or his staff have been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in connection with the Moreland Commission investigation.

In response to the two issues County Executive Astorino raised during the debate then, Gov. Cuomo called the subjects, “outrageous,” but he did not directly answer the two points.

Today, Progress Queens gave the governor’s Press Office an opportunity to answer the two issues raised by County Executive Astorino, but the Press Office did not seize the opportunity given to them by Progress Queens to address the topics in a form that would be free of some of the constraints of the debate.