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The mayor is going down!(Mayor de Blasio - NYC)

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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 10:11 AM
The mayor is going down!(Mayor de Blasio - NYC)

Less than a week ago, Mayor de Blasio was offering aid to Ecuadorians after the earthquake there. Now a political earthquake is rocking City Hall and the mayor is the one who needs help.

The report from the state Board of Elections that accuses him and his team of “willful and flagrant” violations of campaign-finance laws immediately changes everything.

The veneer of business as usual is shredded. Never again can de Blasio wave off questions about the mushrooming investigations of his administration. As revelations pile up day after day, allies will desert him and the Putz will find himself a very lonely man.

There is no way to sugarcoat the facts: de Blasio is in trouble. Maybe very big trouble.

His City Hall is being depicted as the seat of a criminal enterprise. And so far, he offers nothing resembling a convincing ­denial.

As bad as it is, the election report covering the 2014 state Senate races is just the start. The endgame involves the more ­lethal issue of whether de Blasio sold government favors to donors. That is what federal prosecutors are looking for, and I believe they will find a mother lode.

Yet if the election report were all there is, it would still be a problem. It calls one of the campaign violations a possible felony and refers its findings to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for prosecution. That explains why Vance recently partnered up with US Attorney Preet Bharara in the multipronged probe, effectively doubling the number of prosecutors and investigators.

And that gets to the heart of de Blasio’s vulnerability. His 2014 Senate effort wasn’t unique. It is just one example of how he has done business since the day he won the election in 2013.

Think of it as de Blasio’s Big Idea. While denouncing income inequality, he was determined to harvest big bucks from unions and private firms that had business before the city, and then to use that money to carry out his “progressive agenda.”

He raised as much as $40 million and deposited it in various slush funds he formed, including the Campaign for One New York, which he started before he even took the oath of office.

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So it looks like Mayor de Blasio has got himself into some major trouble and possibly a lot of other people who donated money. Couple that with the links into NY state politics and the US Democratic party's attempt to retake the house / senate... We are talking about a 40 million dollar slush fund set up in various accounts that were used to fund his pet projects.

The DA has teamed up with the USADA for new york to double the number of investigators / prosecutors investigating the crimes.

Some highlights -
* - In effect, de Blasio outsourced a permanent political operation to be the vanguard of his administration.
* - The money would come from real-estate developers, yellow-taxi medallion owners, teachers unions and anybody else willing to play ball in hopes the mayor would ­return the favors.
* - de Blasio would do much of the fund-raising himself, meeting with donors in large groups or ­one-on-one.
* - That is exactly the pattern he used in trying to help Democrats take back the state Senate in 2014. “The entire fund-raising and campaign operation was run from City Hall by de Blasio staff in coordination with unions and Campaign for One New York officers and political consultants,” wrote Risa Sugarman, chief enforcement officer of the state Board of Elections.

She reports that some of the big checks that found their way into small upstate county political committees contained the words “donation per Mayor.”

The political fallout should be interesting to watch...


Also -

The mayor’s 3 strikes:
City Hall knew about, and offered $16M to undo, nursing home flip
De Blasio used ‘slush fund’ to support faulty pre-K programs
City Hall backed campaigns with series of checks to ‘dodge’ limits

* - De Blasio Team Broke Campaign Donation Laws, 'Warrant Prosecution:' NYT
* - De Blasio, Aides Accused Of ‘Criminal’ Fundraising Activity
edit on 24-4-2016 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 10:20 AM
Is he related to Hillary? They sound like 'two peas in a pod'.

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 10:29 AM
a reply to: IAMTAT

They have had joint fund raising appearances so im sure the links will be looked at.

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:19 AM
He's a Big City Democrat. They're masters at the game of crooked politics and slush funds, plus their answer for to raise your taxes to cover it. When are people going to wake up?!

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:22 AM
A corrupt mayor?

Never heard of that sort a thing...
How do these idiots think they can get away with this crap?

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:25 AM
we won't get true public servants in this nation, regardless of party, until we remove money from the process

until then we will get the best scammers, talkers and campaigners with the best negative attack ads

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:25 AM

originally posted by: IAMTAT

Is he related to Hillary? They sound like 'two peas in a pod'.

Yes. This scumbag ran her 2000 Senate campaign.

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:39 AM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Their own little white collar gangs!

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:42 AM
a reply to: queenofswords

Pretty much.

The whole deal with him being against the Central Park horse carriages had to do with getting the land their stables were on for cheap and having developers make a mint. But I am sure Mr. Weasel Nuts would not have gotten a penny on the deal, he just wuvs da wittle horsies so much.

Real winner slimeball this guy is.

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 12:03 PM
a reply to: Xcathdra

Oh, so he's basically trying to run New York like how DC runs the country? My guess is they are turning on him because it's known he's a doofus and they need to sacrifice someone, somewhere in order to make it look like the Democrat Party actually cares and isn't corrupt.

Note the involvement of the USADA.

Uh-huh, I'm sure this will work really well to convince everyone that there really isn't any corruption at all in the political process of either party.

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 01:51 PM
Seems status quo for the far left.

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