From the NY Times:
John C. Liu, New York City’s comptroller, turned his performance at a neighborhood forum for mayoral candidates into an ultimatum to federal officials investigating his campaign fund-raising, demanding on Thursday night that they “put up or shut up already” after a multiyear inquiry.
Mr. Liu’s forceful critique of the federal agents looking into the legality of his donations, unprompted by a moderator or his rivals, captured his mounting frustration with an investigation that has cast a shadow over his fledgling campaign.
“Despite my record and despite my vision for the city, which I think is the right vision, there are still whispers about this cloud hanging over my head,” Mr. Liu said in his closing statement at the forum, focused on poverty and income inequality.
His voice rising in anger, Mr. Liu listed his grievances: “Three years of investigating. They wiretapped my phones for 18 months. They reviewed a million documents and messages. They interrogated thousands of my supporters. And yet, what do they have to show for it? It’s time to put up or shut up already. Because I have an election to win!”