Cuomo spent many days preparing to be questioned Saturday by outside lawyers hired by state Attorney General Letitia James, the Albany Times Union announced.
Though, it seems like Cuomo will have a hard time handling the situation because there are just too many allegations against him.
Lindsay Boylan, a former aide, became the first woman to blame Cuomo for misconduct in a set of tweets in December. She then wrote about her time working for the governor on the website Medium, announcing he kissed her on the lips in his Manhattan office in 2018.
Charlotte Bennett, 26, a former aide, said she thought Cuomo attempted to proposition her in 2020 after he asked her probing questions about her sex life.
“I thought, he’s trying to sleep with me. The governor’s trying to sleep with me and I’m deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible,” Bennett told CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell.
An unidentified aide has said Cuomo reached under her blouse to grab one of her breasts over her bra.
The three-term Democrat is expected to be placed under oath before giving any answers, the Times Union said, citing unidentified sources.
That move would expose Cuomo to possible perjury charges were he to make any willfully false statements.
Details of the high-stakes showdown in Albany remained unclear, including where and when it will occur and whether there’s any time limit on the questioning.
James hired former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim and leading employment-discrimination lawyer Anne Clark to conduct the independent investigation as part of a deal with Cuomo’s office.
James is thought to issue a report on the probe’s conclusions before the end of the summer, The New York Times reported Thursday.
In addition to the AG’s investigation, federal authorities are investigating Cuomo’s treatment of nursing homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — including his administration’s admitted coverup of the total number of resident deaths — as well the governor’s $5.1 million deal for his coronavirus memoir.
The state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is further conducting a wide-ranging impeachment investigation and last month unanimously voted to start issuing subpoenas for witnesses to be questioned under oath.
When asked to comment on the Times Union report, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi reissued a Thursday statement that said, "We have said repeatedly that the governor doesn’t want to comment on this review until he has cooperated, but the continued leaks are more evidence of the transparent political motivation of the Attorney General’s review."
Cuomo — who is raising money for an anticipated re-election bid next year — has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.