Albant Times Union : 2:20 PM UPDATE: Paterson Communications Director resigns
Peter Kauffmann, who was scheduled to testify to the Attorney General’s investigators today, has resigned. Kauffmann was featured prominently in the Commission on Public Integrity’s findings about Gov. David Paterson’s solicitation of Yankees tickets — from the evidence, Kauffmann appears to have been grievously misled by Paterson and his top aide, David Johnson.
WSJ: Paterson staff calls emergency meeting
The Wall Street Journal is reporting New York Governor David Paterson’s staff will hold an emergency meeting today. The embattled governor is fighting pressure to resign from office after a story broke that he and state troopers allegedly tried to influence testimony of a witness in a domestic violence dispute involving a top aide, David Johnson.:
With the fate of New York Gov. David A. Paterson’s political career in the balance, his top aide is convening an emergency meeting of the administration’s entire staff Thursday afternoon.
Larry Schwartz, the governor’s chief of staff, alerted the staff about the 2:30 p.m. EST meeting by email on Thursday, but didn’t specify what would be discussed.
The case is under investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and has already caused the resignation of superintendent of the state police, Harry Corbitt along with another high ranking official.