A special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s involvement in the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino said in a radio interview this morning.

Astorino told Fred Dicker on his Talk-1300 radio show the special prosecutor should be appointed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and act on a parallel track to the work being done by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office assumed control of records generated by the now shuttered commission.

“This is beyond outrageous,” Astorino said. “Obviously, it’s criminal.”

Astorino, along with Cuomo’s potential Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout, have sought to capitalize in the last two days on a lengthy New York Times story detailing Cuomo’s involvement in the commission’s work, as well as the involvement of his top aide, Larry Schwartz.

Astornio said it’s unlikely Schwartz for the most part was acting alone.

“Every step of the way he took orders from Andrew Cuomo,” Astorino said.

Astorino has insisted Cuomo’s transgressions in the commission make for one of the worst corruption scandals in state history.

“In a way, what Eliot Spitzer did was nothing compared to this,” he said.

Cuomo’s office has insisted the commission was always a creature of the executive branch and not meant to be an independent arm, though the governor at one point said the panel could investigate whatever it wanted.