A Very Suspicious Turn of Events Happened Days After Preet Bharara was Fired
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been under investigation for election funding irregularities up until U S Attorney Preet Bharara was fired. Now, suddenly, all investigations are terminated. People smell more than a rat here. This is a very suspicious turn of events. Maybe reporters will rush to interview Preet Bharara and see if he concurs, but I doubt it.
As Written By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. There probably hasn’t even been enough time for former US attorney for Southern New York Preet Bharara to unpack all of his boxes after being fired, but a big change in the investigations he was pursuing has already taken place. After months of looking into questions surrounding the campaign finance activities of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bharara’s replacement announced that the situation was no longer worth troubling everyone over and the investigation would be dropped. (Associated Press)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bolstered his bid for re-election after federal and state prosecutors decided not to charge him in corruption investigations.
The politician has faced two separate probes into his fundraising efforts, specifically the financing of his mayoral campaign in 2013 and the Democratic campaign for the New York Senate in 2014.
But Joon Kim, the acting US attorney in Manhattan, said that after “careful deliberation” there were no plans to bring federal criminal charges against the 55-year-old or aides who acted on his behalf in fundraising efforts.
The prosecutor added that this kind of announcement was rare, but “appropriate in this case at this time” so that the mayoral campaign and November election would not be unduly influenced.
This is pretty remarkable. Even by New York City standards this seems like a rather bold slap in the face to the public. If we are to give an extreme measure of the benefit of the doubt here, I suppose one could say it’s theoretically possible that the investigation was coming to a close naturally anyway. After all, the mayor did go for a sitdown meeting with Bharara only a couple of weeks ago and came away from it saying that he felt “encouraged” by…….
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