Friday, May 6, 2016

All lawyered up!


From the Daily News:

Mayor de Blasio has lawyered up — at the same time that a new report says the feds are looking into whether he used “straw donors” during his 2013 run.

And, in more trouble for the mayor, he’ll have to hire someone else to help spin the bad news.

His press secretary Karen Hinton is leaving the administration after less than a year on the job, City Hall announced late Thursday.

Her sudden resignation — after rampant rumors of inner turmoil in his press shop — was announced hours after Hizzoner issued a news release saying he’d hired lawyer Barry Berke to represent him in the ongoing federal and state probe into his fund-raising.

Berke, of the high-powered firm Kramer Levin, had been representing de Blasio’s 2013 campaign and will now handle that along with the mayor personally.

No city dollars will be used to defend de Blasio.

De Blasio’s campaign will pick up the tab, a move allowed under the state election law.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good! The sooner we get rid of him, the sooner we can start to fix the damage and stop his ridiculous affordable housing plan that does nothing but destroy neighborhoods and fill the coffers of the developers.

People of NY - learn your lesson, stop electing these morons and DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope mayor dumblasio gets what he deserves!

Anonymous said...

THE MAYOR OF SPIN NEEDS TO RESIGN. HIS TIME IS UP. THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF HIS LYING ANTICS,

Anonymous said...

the chickens are coming home.....

Anonymous said...

Does it even really matter anymore? He'd just get replaced with another crooked schmuck.

Anonymous said...

The MIH plan and all of the development by any of the people he's been involved with SHOULD stop while he's under investigation. Who can make that happen?

Anonymous said...

Yous gotz da rite to remain SILENT!!

Anonymous said...

"No city dollars will be used to defend de Blasio."

is there a way to get proof of this? because i find it highly doubtful that someone as corrupt and crooked as DumBlasio would foot the bill for his high priced lawyer.

JQ LLC said...

Not only the affordable housing scheme has to stop, but every other sky piercing, forced displacement and town crushing tower development that has benefited from this pay to play corrupt mayoralty.

Anonymous said...

"YOUR HONOR I PLEAD THE FIFTH JUST LIKE THOSE BEFORE ME"

Anonymous said...

"Bloomberg made me do it"

Anonymous said...

Chew his ass!

Richard Iritano said...

"Stay tuned," says US Attorney Preet Bharaha.

But, truth be told, in order to exterminate the kind of political SCOURGES that have continually infected both City Hall, and the capital breeding point of all New York State corruption---Albany itself---then, We The People would need to clone at least 1,000 more Preet Bhararas, before any pretense of fumigating all of the corridors of flagrantly abused, public service power, privilege, private splendor and unjust enrichment---all of which have left a malingering stench behind all political corruption, greed, graft, cover-ups, kickbacks, payoffs, cronyism, nepotism, favoritism and 'Pay-to-Play' politics, that have completely betrayed public trust and integrity to the point that has ravaged and tonsured New York State, while devaluing all honesty itself!

And, the public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned!

Time to go, Mr. dumb Blasio---you've disgraced City Hall in ways that have set a new precedent for all 'openly practiced' corruption, that now make all previous greed, graft and public trust betrayals now seem QUAINT, by comparison---even by New York standards!

Anonymous said...

DiBlasio won big on bashing cops as murderers and whites for perceived privilege and promising minorities free stuff confiscated from the working class,do you think any of this matters?,
DiBlasio is seen as a God,Emperor,King and Savior,Jesus with a Billion Dollar Bank account,only thing in his future is re election and he will ride in on a donkey with the masses cheering him.

Anonymous said...

Is DiBlasio jewish? Seems like scandal passover him,
He is Moses and will deliver us from slavery or as most call it A JOB.

Gary W said...

Hey Bill, want to earn some good will? Veto the plastic bag fee. You should have also vetoed the pay raise. Even though it would have been symbolic, it might have given some people the illusion you give a shit about the little guy.

Camel bladder said...

When the sheeple of NY elected this sack of shit no one questioned him about changing his name from Warren Wilhelm to Bill Deblasio, or what it meant that his wife previously identified herself as a lesbian poet or why he and the poet had spent time in Nicaragua to volunteer for the murdering communist dictatorship that was running the country or why he and the poet honeymooned in Cuba under the rule of that other godless murdering dictator Fidel Castro. No one,mincluding the press ever asked him why he had such warm feelings for communist dictators. Now every one hopes that he will be indicted or at least voted out of office. But it really does not matter, the asshole population of NYC is going to elect that female sack of communist shit Mellisa Veverito Marks or whatever the fuck her name is. AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE.