Things are heating up in New York as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, has threatened Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo with an investigation for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering over the governor's cancellation of his own anticorruption commission. The written warning from Bharara's office came in response to public statements by former members of the commission that were in support of Cuomo—but were made as a result of calls from the governor or his emissaries. "We have reason to believe a number of commissioners recently have been contacted about the commission’s work, and some commissioners have been asked to issue public statements characterizing events and facts regarding the commission’s operation," the letter said.
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