Monday, May 9, 2016
DeBlasio says state probe is biased
From CBS 2:
It’s the wrath of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Under pressure from numerous corruption investigations, the mayor sought out a friendly audience, the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, to blame his troubles on his politics enemies, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports.
“Now, brothers and sisters, guess what… when you do something different, opposition emerges. The voices of the status quo find many, many ways to undermine progress to stand in the way of progress,” he said.
The mayor apparently thinks Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of those standing in the way of progress. He had his lawyer, Laurence Laufer, send a scathing letter to the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics saying team de Blasio will no longer cooperate with its probe into the mayor’s non-profit and fundraising arm, the campaign for One New York. Laufer implies Cuomo is somehow pulling the strings.
He's under investigation by the Manhattan D.A. and U.S. Attorney, but the state investigation is a witch hunt. Okay...