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.