Governor Paterson is being closed mouth about the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault of a woman last Halloween by a key aide to the Governor...a man named David Johnson, who has now been suspended pending an investigation by the Attorney General.
This transcript does not make State Police look good, but of course at this point we only see the testimony of the woman involved. However, if members of the Governor's security detail, or the Governor himself, tried to influence a criminal probe in the City of New York, that will be a problem.
At the very least, this matter was tamped down by the administration of late when the aide came under the scrutiny of the New York Times.
This is the "bombshell" rumored to be coming a couple of weeks back. One can see why it could lead to speculation of resignation.
With an investigation underway, the Governor is relieved of the obligation to respond to inquiries about the matter.
Transcript of Woman’s Testimony About David W. Johnson - NYTimes.com