Aides to then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer viewed state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s investigation of Spitzer administration efforts to discredit a political rival as overly aggressively and possibly politically motivated, testimony gathered by the state Commission on Public Integrity indicates.

Testimony also indicated that former Spitzer aides told Cuomo’s office prior to release of his report in July 2007 that the governor would not embrace its findings if it contained any references to the governor’s office not being cooperative with the investigation.

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