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Andrew Cuomo is under federal investigation over sexually harassing 11 women 

A federal investigation has begun probing the sexual harassments claims levied against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

The US Department of Justice began the inquiry as part of its investigation over the disgraced Democrat's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which involved an alleged cover up of the number of deaths inside state nursing homes. 

'DOJ has also undertaken an inquiry related to sexual harassment claims made against the then Governor,' according to contact notes the New York Post obtained between the DOJ and the state Comptroller's Office.  

Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Cuomo, told the Post that the DOJ's probe involves potential violations of civil statutes and was launched by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, who filed the sex pest report detailing Cuomo's harassment that led to his resignation. 

'Our understanding is that the Civil Division opened an inquiry in August based upon the AG's politically motivated sham report and we have heard nothing since,' Azzopardi said, referencing that fact that James is now running for governor.  

The DOJ did not immediately return DailyMail.com's request for comment.