NY’s Cuomo questioned over harassment

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to be interviewed as the state attorney-general’s office winds down its investigation into sexual harassment allegations that threatened his hold on power as he gears up to run for a fourth term next year.

The timing of the interview to be conducted on Saturday in the state’s capital Albany was confirmed on Thursday to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Investigators were always expected to speak with Mr Cuomo, who said at the start of the probe in March that he would fully cooperate.

Cuomo is also facing an impeachment inquiry in the state assembly.

Saturday’s interview signals that investigators are nearly finished their work, which has included interviews with the governor’s accusers, though they may need some time to tie up loose ends before a report is issued.

Several women have accused Cuomo, a Democrat, of inappropriate touching and offensive remarks.

Cuomo initially apologised and said he “learned an important lesson” about his behaviour around women, though he has since denied that he did anything wrong and questioned the motivations of accusers and fellow Democrats who have called for his resignation.

Cuomo, in office since 2011, has rebuffed calls to step aside over the allegations.

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