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Emails suggest Cuomo staffers used state resources to write COVID-19 response book

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Newly disclosed emails suggest that the office of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly used state employees and resources to help write his COVID-19 book, “An American Crisis,” during the peak of the pandemic.

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Cuomo reportedly received $5.1 million for the book, a payment state ethics panels are attempting to reclaim.

The emails, released by The Empire Center through Freedom of Information requests, reportedly show state-paid speechwriters exchanging ideas related to the book project as early as March 2020.

The emails revealed conversations between state-employed speechwriters Thomas Topousis and Jamie Malanowski, and top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa, discussing a narrative detailing the Executive Chamber’s response to the pandemic.



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