ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity's decision to fine Darren Dopp $10,000 for his role in the ‘Troopergate' affair doesn't go far enough, former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno said through a spokesman.
"The Commission on Public Integrity has concluded that, while working for Elliot Spitzer, Darren Dopp joined with and used Read More
The Troopergate report (pdf) that came out on Friday has some great back-room gossip between Eliot Spitzer and one of his top aides, Rich Baum, about a Times story.
On the morning of July 1, Mr. Spitzer and Mr. Baum exchanged e-mails about a Nicholas Confessore story that came out that day, Read More
When David Paterson is sworn in as governor in a few hours here in Albany, the faces that surround him–drawn from his many years as a legislator and Senate minority leader–will likely be familiar to lawmakers, lobbyists and reporters.
Lobbyist James Featherstonhaugh, as a result, expects Paterson’s transition to be smoother than Eliot Read More
After hearing that Republican Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s conference subpoenaed Eliot Spitzer’s top aides, Rich Baum and Darren Dopp, State Senator Tom Duane offered the following piece of advice: go see a shrink.
In a telephone conversation just now, Duane told me, "I think Senator Bruno’s feelings were hurt. I can Read More
Eliot Spitzer's top aides Rich Baum and Darren Dopp were subpoenaed by the state Senate Republicans. The subpoena to Baum, Spitzer's secretary, is for documents, emails and information. The one issued to Dopp, Spitzer's director of communications, is for him to testify before a Senate Committee on October 29th.
Both men played prominent roles in 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
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
The New York Law Journal is reporting that the lawyer retained by Eliot Spitzer’s top aide, Rich Baum, is Steven F. Reich.
Reich is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Philips, LLP, which currently employs Spitzer’s onetime electoral opponent John Faso.
According to the Read More
Here are transcriptions of two sworn statements from Spitzer aides Darren Dopp and Richard Baum about the Bruno affair that the governor's office just sent to us.
"I received requests for information relating to the use of state aircraft by public officials from members of the media. In response to Read More