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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:43 PM

De Blasio Confirms Interview With Manhattan Prosecutors

Source: NYT

Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office have interviewed Mayor Bill de Blasio in connection with an investigation into his fund-raising practices, the mayor said on Wednesday, his first acknowledgment of direct contact between himself and investigators in a set of overlapping inquiries.

“The Manhattan D.A.’s office asked for an interview and we did an interview,” Mr. de Blasio said in response to a question from a reporter at an unrelated news conference on traffic safety. Asked to clarify who was present for the interview, he said, pressing his hand to his chest, “Me, and my lawyers.”

He did not provide the precise date of the interview, saying it had occurred “a few weeks back,” or any details of what was discussed, referring questions to his lawyers.

Two people with knowledge of the matter said the interview took place on Dec. 23, lasted 90 minutes and focused on the mayor’s fund-raising in connection with his unsuccessful effort to help Democrats take control of the State Senate in 2014. One of the people said that prosecutors presented the mayor with a variety of documents related to the fund-raising during the questioning.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/de-blasio-fund-raising-investigation.amp.html?client=ms-android-sonymobile



There might be something to this mayor run talk

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Reply De Blasio Confirms Interview With Manhattan Prosecutors (Original post)
NWCorona Jan 2017 OP
tenorly Jan 2017 #1
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #4
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #6
tenorly Jan 2017 #8
AngryAmish Jan 2017 #34
dawn frenzy adams Jan 2017 #24
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #25
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #2
tenorly Jan 2017 #5
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #10
tenorly Jan 2017 #12
mpcamb Jan 2017 #18
adigal Jan 2017 #23
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #26
leftynyc Jan 2017 #32
geek tragedy Jan 2017 #11
orangecrush Jan 2017 #13
KittyWampus Jan 2017 #19
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #21
geek tragedy Jan 2017 #28
Wabbajack_ Jan 2017 #20
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #22
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #3
NWCorona Jan 2017 #7
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #9
NWCorona Jan 2017 #27
Dorian Gray Jan 2017 #31
Lurks Often Jan 2017 #14
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #15
Lurks Often Jan 2017 #16
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #17
bigdarryl Jan 2017 #29
leftynyc Jan 2017 #33
bigdarryl Jan 2017 #35
leftynyc Jan 2017 #36
UCmeNdc Jan 2017 #30
Name removed Feb 2017 #37

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:49 PM

1. Hmm. Sounds like Trump's Injustice Department had a word with the DA's office.

It probably sounded like a Joe Pesci scene.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:51 PM

4. No. This grand jury has been going for months.

 

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Response to tenorly (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:52 PM

6. Rumors of how dirty he is started a long, long time ago

 

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:01 PM

8. I see.

It's a little reminiscent of Al Pacino's City Hall. Gotta love New York politics (and a lot of other places besides).

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Response to tenorly (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:48 AM

34. There is also a failed hedge fund called Platinum Partners

 

Again, run by major players in the Orthodox community. It was a Ponzi scheme. The guy who ran it is under indictment for bribing the president of the jail guards union to invest their pension funds (which was lost in the scheme). Other Platinum officials were indicted recently for looting a company.

The Platinum guys are not the kind of guys who go to jail for long. So they probably are looking to give up a big fish they really don't care about or be considered a moser. So, de Blasio.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 12:33 AM

24. The N.Y. Post?

You posted a link to Murdoch's rag? Are you kidding?

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:04 AM

25. So you think perhaps the cop is still alive?

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:50 PM

2. Not a well liked guy

 

I do not know of a single person that thinks he could hold a candle to Bloomberg.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:51 PM

5. What's their biggest beef with him?

I'm intrigued.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:01 PM

10. He followed the most competent mayor in NYC history

 

Someone that took strong positions and put his heart into them. Someone that added a 3rd term and and made it work. De Blasio seems barely competent. He takes weird positions on things like carriage horses and moving from Brooklyn and does not not seems able to make a decision. And corruption rumors have followed him for years.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:04 PM

12. Thank you for that.

It's always good to have a knowledgeable local perspective like yours.

Being the Mayor of New York - the second-hardest job in the country, as Ed Koch referred to it - is not for just anybody (but what a city!).

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:18 PM

18. Can't agree about Bloomberg. He favored the rich, made housing worse and worse for middle

and lower classes. Die Biasio made initial efforts at correction but got blocked by previous administration leftovers. He's a liberal with an old line Democratic bent, something too scarce in NYS and US politics.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 12:08 AM

23. Oh, please. Bloomberg was for the rich, and he wanted to stay forever

 

I bet Bloomberg wouldn't have NYC be a sanctuary city.

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Response to adigal (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:14 AM

26. This would be the same Bloomberg that stumped for Hillary at the convention

 

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Response to adigal (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:36 AM

32. You'd be very wrong about that

 

Not only Bloomberg, but Rudy also favored NY being a sanctuary city.

“The NYPD leaves immigration enforcement to the federal government, and there are really strong public health and safety reasons for doing so,” said Donna Lieberman, head of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Asking cops to turn in or hold people who may be here illegally makes immigrants less likely to report crimes or fires, she said.

As mayor, Rudy Giuliani was a staunch defender of the policy, she noted, as was Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

New York has one of the most immigrant-protective policies of the dozens of sanctuary cities in the country — although not as extreme as in San Francisco, where last year local cops refused to turn over an undocumented migrant the feds had asked for.

http://nypost.com/2016/11/19/new-york-to-remain-a-sanctuary-city-for-immigrants-de-blasio/

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:02 PM

11. Interesting post to make on Democratic Underground, nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:15 PM

13. I agree

What's up with that?

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:37 PM

19. I have many liberal friends in NYC who don't like deBlasio much.

 

want to characterize my statement?

Here's an example of what NY'ers don't appreciate, a 2+ billion dollar street car plan that would never work. Please be sure to read the comments:

Mayor de Blasio to Propose Streetcar Line Linking Brooklyn and Queens

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/nyregion/mayor-de-blasio-to-propose-streetcar-line-linking-brooklyn-and-queens.html?_r=0

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:56 PM

21. That streetcar will never happen. Too much opposition and it is a waste of money.

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:56 AM

28. I get the disgruntlement with BdB.

 

Not so much the swooning over Bloomberg.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:46 PM

20. Bloomberg

may not be the worst guy but he's pretty right wing on a lot of stuff, sure as shit not my cup of tea. DeBlasio won in a huge landside, a vote for change after 20 years of Republican mayors.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:58 PM

22. I am not a fan of de Blasio but Bloomberg was no great mayor.

 

He only cares about Manhattan and left of the rest of the city to fend for itself.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:51 PM

3. 2 Grand jury investigations.

 

I am not as worried with the DA as I am with the US Attorney.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:56 PM

7. What's the mood back in NY on this?

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:01 PM

9. Most don't like him but the cast of characters in both parties gearing up to challenge Bill

 

are not anything to write home about.

This is why they are floating Hillary.

The punditry feeling is that the one who can take de Blasio down is himself. He is arrogant and lazy. He takes his base for granted and doesn't do the mundane and necessary neighborhood by neighborhood work a good mayor does.

He doesn't sell his victories well and he lets the tabloids bully him.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:22 AM

27. Thanks for that. It's too bad that there isn't any strong candidates out there

We really have to develop fresh talent.

I wasn't sure about that whole floating of Hillary but I don't think it's a bad idea now. Granted I'm not living in NY anymore so I don't have much say about it but still...

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:43 AM

31. That's all true

but he's gaining popularity as a thorn in Donald Trump's side.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:15 PM

14. The US Attorney for NYC is a Democrat and was appointed by President Obama

 

Preet Baharara https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preet_Bharara

I've seen nothing that even suggests Bharara is anything but honest and hates corruption. He has successfully prosecuted both Republican and Democratic NY State politicians

Oddly enough he was asked to stay on by both Trump and Sessions

DOJ Bio: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/meet-us-attorney

Interesting NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/nyregion/preet-bharara-says-he-will-stay-on-as-us-attorney-under-trump.html?_r=0

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:18 PM

15. I am worried that the US Attorney has something on him.

 

That is what I should have said.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:21 PM

16. Ok and I think you are right

 

Bharara probably does have an ongoing investigation involving DeBlasio

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 10:10 PM

17. NY has famously been run by 3 men in a room for decades

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:02 AM

29. I heard a rumor on Mark Thompson's show on Sirius XM that one of Trumps sons

 

Might run for Mayor of NYC against De Blasio

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:38 AM

33. No trump is EVER going to be mayor of NY

 

His pathetic daddy couldn't even win the primary here (went to Kasich). But DiBlasio has to go - he's been thoroughly ineffective.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 05:27 AM

35. That's what we said about Trump that he would never be President

 

Never underestimate the stupidity of the voters in this country

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 06:20 AM

36. On the contrary

 

By thanksgiving 2015, I said he'd he the nominee. We are a celebrity obsessed society and didn't think any of the other dwarfs would knock him off. But celebrities in Manhattan aren't unusual and that degenerate's name here has been mud for decades. Always remember that those who knew him best rejected him from the beginning. That isn't going to change now that he's just screwing up traffic for us for the next 4 years to keep his wife safe. NY will never elect any trump mayor.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:05 AM

30. You see when a Democratic Politician is under questions we have to have a full investigation.

Hillary Clinton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, etc. We must investigate. Donald Trump, Roger Stone, etc. nothing to see here. Why investigate?

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