Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that neither he nor his employees have received any subpoena regarding the "Buffalo Billion" project that published reports say is being investigated by the U.S. attorney's office, a Cuomo spokesman said.
Cuomo was asked about the New York Post report while at an annual gathering of the state Business Council, said Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi.
Of course Dean Skelos had the same line when WNBC 4 reported the feds were looking into him:
"Last night’s thinly sourced report by WNBC is irresponsible and does not meet the standards of serious journalism. Senator Skelos has not been contacted by anyone from the U.S. Attorney’s office. As such, we won’t be commenting further."
That was at the end of January.
A few months later, Skelos was indicted by the feds.
So Cuomo's statement that nobody in the administration has been subpoenaed, well, it doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things.
He's downplaying this, as you would expect - saying there's nothing "there" there.
But that doesn't make it so.
Might not reach all the way to him - but the leak was "leaked" for a reason.