Andrew Cuomo took a page right out of ‘is’-story when pressed by investigators about a former gal pal.
The disgraced ex-governor asked for the precise meaning of “date” and “girlfriend,” a newly released transcript of his interrogation by state investigators shows — reaching back to a ploy once used by former President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The governor’s evasive back-and-forth when pressed by state investigators probing his alleged serial sexual harassment of women mimicked Clinton’s infamous dissecting of the word “is,” as documented in a report on the Lewinsky scandal sent to Congress.
On Aug. 17, 1998, Clinton was asked when delivering grand jury testimony whether the statement by his lawyer Robert S. Bennett that “there is absolutely no sex of any kind in any manner, shape or form, with President Clinton [and Monica Lewinsky]” was truthful.
Clinton replied, ”It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”