Fighting Back. Cuomo slings mud at Letitia James and Craig Apple. The Attorney General and Albany County Sheriff were targets for counterattack. Cuomo tweeted that “In the last 72 hours, Sheriff Apple and Tish James have epitomized the worst combination of politics, incompetence and abuse of the law,” Strong charged words from the accused. He added on his website that James and Apple are “political bedfellows.” They are seen as “abusing their office and putting their agenda over their ethical and constitutional duty.” He maintains that the groping charges brought by former aide Brittany Commisso lack corroboration. Fighting Back. Expect more vitriol as Cuomo mounts his defense !!