NY Governor Cuomo: There Is a ‘Foreign Connection’ to Bombing Attacks


cuomoDuring on interview Monday on Fox News, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told hosts that evidence suggested there was a “foreign connection” to the weekend’s bombings.

Earlier on CNN’s New Day, Cuomo hinted that there could be a foreign connection. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t start to zero in on a particular individual… and I wouldn’t be surprised if we do find a foreign connection to the act,” he said.

When asked about his comments later on Fox & Friends, Cuomo was more explicit and stated there was indeed a connection. “Well, when we had spoken yesterday about the incident, I said that I believed it was clearly an act of terrorism by definition… We didn’t know if there was a foreign connection and I said that we’re going to have to wait and see. Maybe there’s a group that will claim ownership or we’ll find out who was behind it,” he said.

“As the investigation has proceeded and as you’ve reported, the investigation is now focusing on one individual,” he continued. “And that would suggest by this individual that there is a foreign connection to the attack.”

Later during the interview, the FBI released the image and name of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, and Cuomo confirmed that was the person he was talking about. “That is the person they are looking for, and that again would suggest a foreign connection to the situation,” he said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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