New York’s attorney general was long regarded as the governor’s close ally. Then came a bruising report on Covid-19 deaths, and the rest could be history.
ALBANY – There was a time not too long ago when Letitia “Tish” James’s tenure as New York attorney general was defined by one thing — the utter certitude with which she vowed to hold Donald Trump accountable for his political, personal and corporate offenses.
Now, the 62-year-old James is known for something else: Her decision to confront her own political patron, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over his handling of nursing-home deaths and then stiff-arm his attempts to maintain control of an investigation into his own behavior in office.
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