The Countdown: Cuomo ordered to repay book proceeds; House nears vote on Meadows

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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THE COUNTDOWN: Bill Ritter has more on Andrew Cuomo, who is being ordered to pay back more than $5 million he received for his pandemic book, plus the latest on a House vote against Mark Meadows.

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Today's political headlines:

Ethics commission orders ex-Gov. Cuomo to repay proceeds of $5.1M book deal

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was ordered Tuesday to turn over to the state Attorney General's Office the proceeds of his pandemic leadership book "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Jan. 6 panel votes for contempt charges against Mark Meadows

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted Monday to recommend contempt charges against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as lawmakers demand his testimony about then-President Donald Trump's actions before and during the attack.

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams meets with White House leadership

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams was in the nation's capitol Tuesday night following a top level meeting at the White House. Adams was one of 10 newly-elected mayors to take part in a meeting with cabinet-level members of the Biden administration. They discussed various issues including rising crime rates.

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