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Thursday, March 16, 2017

De Blasio Avoids Criminal Charges

Politico NY:

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his aides will not face criminal charges for their role in soliciting donations for the mayor's campaign and an affiliated nonprofit group, prosecutors announced on Thursday morning.

In separate statements, the Manhattan district attorney's office and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District announced they had concluded their months-long investigations into whether the mayor or his aides had acted illegally in soliciting donations and providing special access to donors who gave to de Blasio or his nonprofit group, the Campaign for One New York

This all be assures that de Blasio will win re-election in November:

Bradley Tusk, a former aide to Michael Bloomberg who has publicly encouraged Democrats to challenge de Blasio, said the mayor is now likely to coast to re-election.

"Although the city deserves far better than this, the people best positioned to succeed in a Democratic primary are now unlikely to run, and we should therefore expect four more years of Bill de Blasio," Tusk said in a statement.

If Tusk is throwing in the towel against de Blasio, well, that's a pretty good sign de Blasio's re-election is all but a done deal.

8 comments:

  1. Not a surprise. Bloomberg is furious and I hope he doesn't decide to run against him. Term limits are for consecutive terms.

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    1. No, he's done. He'd fund somebody (as he kinda was doing via Bradley Tusk, his former lackey) but not run again.

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    2. You're right, even Andrea Peyser from the NY Post called him "the mayor who wouldn't leave".

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    3. Bloomberg isn't still mayor? You wouldn't know it being a teacher now, things are the same as they have always been.

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    4. You're absolutely right about that. The tone changed - anti-teacher policies did not. But at least under Bloomberg, UFT made slight effort to fight Klein/Walcott. They're so buddy buddy with Farina now, they give her everything she wants.

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  4. Thanks for the information provided. The investigation was made and all we can do is to rely on the decision that was already made. I think that it’s not for us to judge whether the decision is fair or not because it’s other people’s job. However, it’s good to know that the investigation was made. Unfortunately, corruption takes a place quite often and it’s necessary to work hard to stop it. Also I think that the mayor’s salary must be good enough so he doesn’t need to easy cash loans with quick approval to make ends meet.

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