A GOP PAC is asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to “hand over “copies of any and all” Blackberry PIN messages he and his team sent to an anti-corruption commission his office allegedly interfered with.” The Business Insider,
“On Monday, America Rising, which is dedicated to exposing “the truth about Democrats,” sent a request under New York’s Freedom of Information Law to Cuomo’s records officer, George Steifel, asking for “copies of any and all Blackberry PIN messages exchanged between Governor Andrew Cuomo, or members of Gov. Cuomo’s staff, or any individuals acting on behalf of Gov. Cuomo in an official capacity, and members of the Anti-Corruption Commission, known as the Moreland Commission, or any staff members of the commission.”
“America Rising initially sent a FOIL request communications between Cuomo’s inner circle and Moreland members late last year when reports of alleged intervention with the commission by the governor’s office first surfaced in the Daily News. According to the PAC’s new letter, which was written by America Rising Executive Director Tim Miller, Steifel responded to the group’s initial FOIL request by saying there were no written communications between Cuomo’s inner circle and the commission.
“However, there was reportedly contact between Cuomo’s aides and the commission. According to the Times, Moreland members “were told to communicate with Mr. Cuomo’s aides only via BlackBerry PIN messages, not recorded on government servers…’”