Sen. George Winner, R-Elmira, head of the state Senate Investigations Committee, said Friday that the committee “will be demanding” information from the Executive branch in regards to Troopergate.
If the documents don’t come, subpoenas will follow, he said.
“Several of the witnesses that have appeared at the committee’s hearings have not been cooperative or forthcoming with information and some have even refused to attend, hindering our efforts to develop effective legislation to address issues contained in the Attorney General’s report of July 23rd,” Senator Winner said.
“As a result, we are going to demand documents, emails, and all relevant information from the Executive branch to enable the committee to move forward in the most effective way.””
Winner also delayed the next committee hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, as the committee awaits the documents and information.
The Senate is eager to get its hands on private e-mails and other documents that could show Spitzer and/or his aides were plotting to create travel documents that show Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was illegally using state aircraft for political purposes.
A report in July from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo found that Spitzer’s top aides crafted documents with the help of State Police to damage Bruno, yet no criminal wrongdoing was found.
Last week Albany County District Attorney David Soares released his investigation of the case and also found no criminal wrongdoing, but didn’t issue subpoenas in his probe.