Facing pressure, NY Gov. Cuomo cedes control of sexual harassment investigation

ALBANY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday agreed to cede control of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations lodged against him by two former aides, granting Attorney General Letitia James the ability to select a lead investigator after previously resisting calls to do so.

Cuomo, a Democrat, had faced increasing calls from elected officials of both parties to acquiesce to a truly independent investigation after two women went public with claims he harassed them — and in one case, delivered a kiss on the lips without consent — while under his employ.