Here is a copy of the letter John Sampson, Liz Krueger and Velmanette Montgomery drafted with the aim of getting the IRS to investigate Joe Bruno.
It reads, in part:
Malcolm Smith released a statement reaffirming the fact that he (and others) have suspicions about Bruno’s travel, but saying that he decided not to pursue the issue because “it would be a distraction from us getting back to the people’s business.”
Here is Smith’s full statement:
tax problem with the IRS. If the facts show there is something there, it
should be looked into by the appropriate authorities.
There were communications between my staff and the governor’s staff about
this matter. I want to be clear. We — my staff and I — decided not to
pursue this matter after concluding it would be a distraction from us
getting back to the people’s business.