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Moreland Tangles With Senate Republicans


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The Senate Republican Campaign Committee asked a Supreme Court judge to dismiss a subpoena from the Moreland Commission To Investigate Public Corruption yesterday. The SRCC alleges that the subpoena overreaches the power of the commission. The panel created to investigate corruption obviously disagrees and issued this statement from its three co-chairs:

In addition to Executive Law 6 and the Executive order, the Moreland Commission has full legal authority, as Deputy Attorneys General, granted by the Attorney General, under Executive Law 63(8) to proceed with this investigation. We had hoped the Senate Republicans would willingly cooperate and they did not. We will prevail in court.

Republicans argue that the subpoenas ask for "the most sensitive internal documents," including information on staffing, organizational charts, communications about elections and financial transactions. 

The Daily News reported last month that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration had influenced the commission to kill a similar subpoena to the State Democratic Party. 

 



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