Hamann’s Private Conversation, Made Public

Here is a clip from the hearing in Albany yesterday where state Senator George Winner asks state Inspector General Kristine Hamann about a private conversation in which Hamann told him she never interviewed anyone in the governor's office during her investigation into the Trooper scandal.

It's significant because Hamann had the power to subponea gubernatorial aides to testify about who ordered the state police to create records of state Senate Major Leader Joe Bruno's use of state aircraft. Those aides declined to speak to investigators working for the Attorney General, whose office does not have subpoena power.

Hamann later said her report would have been futile becaues it would not have brought finality to the situation.