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 Read More
State Inspector General Kristine Hamann said today for the first time in public that her report on the governor’s aides using state police to track the governor’s Republican opponent would not have brought “finality” to the issue.
Therefore, Hamann told a hearing committee in Albany, she didn’t issue a report on her investigation, nor Read More
State Inspector General Kristine Hamann chats with Democratic state Senator Eric Schneiderman before she testifies in Albany to the Republican led Investigations Committee about her inquiry of Eliot Spitzer and Troopergate. Read More
Here’s what state Inspector General Kristine Hamann just said about the notion of a conflict of interest in her investigation into Spitzer aide Rich Baum, who she reports to:
“You might want to know the federal inspector general, Glenn Fine, who reports to Alberto Gonzales, is investigating Alberto Gonzales.”
She later said any investigation Read More
So, to no one’s surprise, the Senate Republicans are starting to turn the screws on state Inspector General Kristine Hamann at her hearing in Albany.
Hamann told the committee just now, “I did not believe that my writing a report on the man I report to directly in this atmosphere would have brought resolution to Read More
A snippet of state Inspector General Kristine Hamann’s early testimony before the state Senate Investigations Committee in Albany:
“Though I am a part of the organization I am investigating, a number of safeguards ensure my independence,” she said, reading from prepared remarks.
Among those safeguards, she said, is the fact that she is “not subject Read More
A law professor testifying in an Albany hearing said of the inspector general who investigated the Spitzer administration that “perhaps she should have referred it” to the attorney general.
The professor, Michael Hutter of Albany Law, later opted not to get more specific than that about the actions of Inspector General Kristine Hamann, saying, “I Read More
The state Senate Investigations Committee just announced they’ll have their second public hearing on Thursday, September 6 in Albany.
And scheduled to appear there is the Inspector General herself, Kristine Hamann, who has come under fire for not producing a report of her investigation into Eliot Spitzer’s office, nor announcing she had a conflict Read More