From the NY Post:
If you’re in elective office, it’s probably not a good idea to accuse the FBI of using slimy tactics in a political investigation.
City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Queens) is backtracking as fast as he can from charges that federal agents engaged in “political entrapment” when they began looking into the campaign finances of his friend, Comptroller John Liu.
Koo leveled the incendiary allegation in an interview with radio host Roberto Perez, which was posted on the Internet over the weekend.
“The FBI used some sting operation, they offered cash to people,” Koo said. “It’s like political entrapment to me.”
But in an interview with The Post, Koo recanted.
“I didn’t mean to criticize the FBI,” he said. “It’s one of the most respected law-enforcement agencies in the country and the world. We support the FBI 100 percent.”
Koo believes Asian-Americans are frustrated at the slow pace of the probe, which reportedly began in 2009 but only became public in November with the arrest of Oliver Pan for allegedly illegal donations.
Koo even retracted the “entrapment” remark, saying, “Maybe I misused the word.”