Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City admits he does favors for community members who need help in the business sector, according to the New York Post. He said that since he does not “pressure” his department heads, his favors are okay.
Prosecutors questioned the mayor on Friday in regards to his campaign fundraising, though they did not release specific details on the session.
“I am not going to go into the tick-tock of it all,” de Blasio said.
The Post reports de Blasio did not deny using his position to help individuals in need.
“I will tell you, when I was a City Council member, public advocate, and, again, as mayor, I believe it is perfectly appropriate to put an issue on the agency’s plate, and the agency has to make the decision they see as right,” de Blasio said.
The mayor has been accused of “pressuring” people to donate to his campaign, but he denies these allegations.
De Blasio was questioned for 4-1/2 hours on Friday by prosecutors from Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office. and told the NY Post afterwards, “It was fine.”
H/T: New York Post
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