Steam Roller. Cuomo strong armed the Joint Committee on Public Ethics over his memoir deal. That is the conclusion of the outside law firm hired to investigate the matter. Hogan Lovells concluded that the ex Governor steamrolled the Committee to approve his book on the covid response. At issue is the 5.1 Million advance paid by the publisher. The JCOPE later attempted to claw back the money. Cuomo is fighting this in court. He allegedly used state employees to write, edit and promote the volume. This is a clear Ethics violation. The release of the report was the last official action of the Committee, which is now disbanded. The whole thing reeks of the heavy handed tactics for which Cuomo was known. He flagrantly disregarded ethical procedures. Steam Roller. Might makes Right was the Governor’s byword !!