During my interview with Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy earlier today, I asked for his thoughts on AG Andrew Cuomo’s case against Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. and whether he believes, as Espada has asserted, the AG’s investigation was politically motivated.

“Well, I don’t know if that was the motive,” Levy replied. “But it is interesting that even with Mr. Monserrate, who has been dumped out of the Senate, you know, there are a lot of other senators and assemblymen who have done some pretty shaky things.”

“And there seems to be some selective enforcement regarding where they come down on this – not to say that what those other gentlemen did or alleged to have done was good stuff.”

Levy then segued into his “Cuomo needs to announce” riff, adding:

“I think what Mr. Cuomo wants to do is just stay on his perch as Attorney General and issues subpoenas and duck the questions that naturally flow toward a person that wants to be the executive.”

Again, the full interview will air on “Capital Tonight” at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.