Daily Update

Hillary can’t be happy about the State Department report faulting poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.  It is unfortunate that it had to take an audit to prove what Americans already knew:  unsecured servers put Americans at risk. 

Gov. Cuomo has benefited from LLC’s but now he proposes 8 different bills to close them.  I guess once you have benefited from LLC’s, proposing an à la carte menu to chose from is your subtle way of keeping them open for your coffers. In the past Cuomo called it “one of the most egregious flaws in our campaign finance system,” yet had no problem accepting donations from LLC’s.   Immediate public disclosure should be required.  Let voters know where the money is coming from and if one really wants to end corruption, enact term limits and research whom you are voting for. 

With regard to the current Bharara probe into the Governor and COR development, Sen. John DeFrancisco told The Capitol Pressroom radio show, there’s a greater risk of corruption occurring in New York’s economic development projects because Cuomo exercises too much control, without enough checks and balances from the Legislature.

This is in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required):  Since last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pointed to his hiring of an internal investigator as evidence that his administration is taking seriously the U.S. attorney’s probe into one of its signature economic-development programs.  “The idea that someone brought in ex post facto, who the governor controls, is going to do an independent audit, belies belief,” said Eugene O’Donnell, a former state prosecutor who lectures on criminal law at the City University of New York.

Council Member James Oddo sounds off on the misguided “reforms” passed by the City Council

Senator Charles Schumer likes to have it both ways.  By slipping in n entirely new section to the original bill, giving the Justice and State departments the power to stay court action indefinitely is exactly what Paul Sperry calls it:  A cruel hoax.  Time for Schumer to be fired.  Support Wendy Long for US Senate.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.