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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart examines 'CSI: Cuomo Scandal Investigation'

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The questions surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration's alleged meddling in a corruption probe has officially become a late-night punchline. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" took on Cuomo's role in its lead segment Thursday, where host Jon Stewart roasted Cuomo's marked shift on the independence of the Moreland Commission, which he created last year with the broad charge to investigate public corruption in New York. Latest on Cuomo: Politics on the Hudson blog Stewart played a clip of an interview with Cuomo at the beginning of the probe, saying the commission had the ability to look at his or anyone else's operations. He contrasted that with Cuomo's office's more-recent comments to The New York Times -- that the panel couldn't have investigated him because of conflict-of-interest concerns. "You know that's (expletive) ridiculous, right?," Stewart asked. "You know the I-made-it, I-can-do-what-I-want-with-it excuse only works for George Lucas, right?"" More from Stewart: "It turns out Gov. Cuomo may be like the boss at work that says, 'Yeah, no, we'll play hoops at lunch. You can go hard.' And then when Jimmy from accounting blocks his shot and drives the lane, he's like, 'Hey, you're not allowed to touch the ball because I started the game.'"