In a 13-page statement responding to The Times’s questions, Mr. Cuomo’s office defended its handling of the commission. It said the commission was created by and reported to the governor, and therefore he could not be accused of interfering with it.
While he allowed the commission the independence to investigate whatever it wanted, the governor’s office said, it would have been a conflict for a panel he created to investigate his own administration.
So when the governor tells a commission to stop investigating corruption, that's to prevent a conflict of interest. Kind of like how AGs don't prosecute politicians and police officers who violate the law, to prevent conflicts of interest. Makes sense.
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