Even More Corruption Surfaces with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo – This Time Over His Book Deal

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is the poster boy for the Democratic party. 

Entitled, arrogant, corrupt, exploitative and only in it for himself. Sound like any other people you’ve heard about? Ever notice how so many of the worst politicians in the world have a big D by their names?

Not only did he stick COVID patients in homes for elderly people and lead to thousands of deaths, he also allegedly pawed every second woman he came across.

Cuomo sought to abuse his power in order to pressure younger women into sex. When it didn’t work he threatened to fire them and made their life at work a living hell. 

Now new revelations are coming out about Cuomo’s book American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic. If true, Cuomo grossly abused the power of his office for this as well, breaking New York state law. 

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What Accusations are Coming out About the Book?

Cuomo’s ridiculous book which is full of self-praise and lies about his handling of COVID-19, was co-written by his top assistants Stephanie Benton and Melissa DeRosa as well as other members of his gubernatorial staff. 

Cuomo was given $4 million on the book deal, but state law requires that no taxpayer money go into writing it. Getting your staff to help write your book while drawing salaries from the good people of New York is, obviously, a slap in the face to the law. 

Cuomo rep Rich Azzopardi is denying the accusations, saying the governor’s staff only helped out voluntarily on the book. However, anyone can easily see by now that “voluntary” in Cuomo’s orbit means do it or you get fired and harassed. 

The truth is that there’s extensive evidence at this point that DeRosa and others were helping get the book up and running while also trying to make sure that the Health Department’s report on how many had died in nursing homes didn’t see the light of day. 

After all, the two issues were also directly linked since part of Cuomo tooting his own horn required lying about the disastrous nature of his nursing home ruling. 

In a rare casing of actually being right about something, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that Cuomo and his crew “covered up the truth about the nursing home scandal to benefit himself financially and politically.”

That’s exactly right.

It Gets Worse

As always in Cuomo Land, it gets worse. Not only is the governor accused of setting his staff to work on writing his book, the government watchdog group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility in Washington) has filed notice with the Board of Elections in New York that Cuomo’s campaign money was also used to promote his book. 

That’s a very blatant misuse of funds and case of wrongdoing by the train wreck of a governor. 

The fact that Cuomo hasn’t been impeached yet is a scandal in itself and the list of scandals and horrific wrongdoing that the governor has been accused of. If this had been any other politician who wasn’t so connected they would have been gone months ago, but the media expects us to believe that Cuomo is just a little bit crooked instead of the obvious truth that he’s rotten to the core and probably running more scams and fraud even while I type this. 

Cuomo has absolutely no place running an American state or being seen as an authority on anything except staying out of jail. 

Cuomo needs to be removed from office as soon as possible before he does even more damage to New York and America.