No Quid Pro Quo

No Quid Pro Quo. A federal judge has dismissed 3 of 5 bribery and fraud counts against Brian Benjamin. The former Lieutenant Governor resigned in disgrace in April. He was appointed by Hochul after she assumed office in the wake of the Cuomo harassment scandals. Benjamin had been accused of granting political favors in exchange for a campaign contribution. His lawyers argued that there must be an explicit demand for recompense to prove bribery. The case is a stunning black eye for Hochul. She demonstrated incredible incompetence in selecting. Benjamin as her number two when he was widely known to be under investigation. It speaks volumes of her unfitness to be Governor. No Quid Pro Quo. Hochul was irretrievably discredited by this colossal blunder !!