NY Governor and US Attorney get into slugging match …….

The NY Times is pouring fuel on the developing fight between the New York Governor Cuomo and US Attorney for Southern New York Bharara….

The fight over the Governors Commission to look for corruption in the New York Legislature could turn into a look for corruption in the Governor’s administration….

We now have the US Attorney warning the Governor that HE might be the target of an investigation….

Suddenly a Governor who is cruising to reelection finds himself in a tough spot….

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.

The warning, in a sharply worded letter from Mr. Bharara’s office, came after several members of the panel issued public statements defending the governor’s handling of the panel, known as the Moreland Commission, which Mr. Cuomo created last year with promises of cleaning up corruption in state politics but shut down abruptly in March.

Mr. Bharara’s office has been investigating the shutdown of the commission, and pursuing its unfinished corruption cases, since April.

The letter from prosecutors, which was read to The New York Times, says, “We have reason to believe a number of commissioners recently have been contacted about the commission’s work, and some commissioners have been asked to issue public statements characterizing events and facts regarding the commission’s operation.”

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