Spitzer Plays Defense

At a press conference following a meeting of the Financial Control Board in the governor’s office in midtown, Spitzer told reporters that his aides had misled him, and at the time he thought they had been acting appropriately.

Asked about another aide — his top adviser Rich Baum, his who was shown in Cuomo’s report to have known about what the disciplined aides were doing — Spitzer said, “I have complete confidence in his judgment and integrity.”