Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is prepared to go to court to fight a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by NY1 and the New York Post.
The battle centers on the mayor’s refusal to release emails with five outside advisers known as "agents of the city."
Speaking on his radio program Friday morning, the mayor says he is doing everything above board.
"In the case of anyone who also happens to have clients, any specific request around the work they did for their clients, and if in any way that interacted with City Hall, that we would release right now. We have no problem with that. But not ongoing discussions where I'm seeking advice from a private adviser. That's something we believe was appropriate by the legal guidance that we received, and of course we'll defend that in court," de Blasio said.