The Moreland Commission on Public Corruption Friday afternoon responded to the flurry of legal filings seeking to quash subpoenas seeking more information on lawmakers outside pay and their legal clients.

In addition to re-exerting their own authority when it comes to investigating the Assembly and Senate, the commission hints at a “significant number” of those who employ state lawmakers in the private sector are cooperating.

Here is their statement:

“In addition to Executive Law 6 and the Executive order, the Moreland Commission has full legal authority, as Deputy Attorneys General, granted by the Attorney General, under Executive Law 63(8) to proceed with this investigation. It should be noted that a significant number of employers of both Assembly members and Senators who were asked for information are cooperating. We had hoped everyone would work together but they did not. We are confident we will prevail in court.”