(FixThisNation.com) – On Friday, Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City claimed that he did not have any knowledge of his campaign allegedly receiving illegal foreign fundraising. On Thursday, these allegations had resulted in the raid of a senior aide’s home by the FBI.
In his statement, Adams claimed that he was outraged that there had been attempts to defraud the campaign and try to “manipulate our democracy.” He added that he wanted to be clear about not having any knowledge about “any improper fundraising activity,” including “any foreign money.” He then noted that they would continue to cooperate with officials and answer all related inquiries as they have always done.
Vito Pitta, his campaign’s attorney, argued that they were reviewing all of the actions taken by campaign workers regarding the “contributors in question.”
The FBI raid is part of an investigation into the allegations that Adams’ campaign had conspired with the Turkish government and had accepted foreign donations, which is illegal. The warrant has also been looking at all the records connected to the contributions as well as any information about people connected to the campaign traveling to Turkey. The request also pertains to all the documents that detail interactions between the Turkish government and Adams’ campaign.
The warrant is also looking at all information that relates to the ties between the Turkish government and the KSK Construction Group which is based in Brooklyn, as well as a small university in Washington, D.C.
Currently, there is no indication that the investigation is connected to the mayor, as he has so far not been accused of any wrongdoing.
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