New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is speaking out, claiming that an FBI staff member improperly shared information related to a probe of his chief fundraiser.
The news comes as accusations grow of an alleged deal with Turkish government leaders related to a Manhattan building.
Adams' office lashes out at FBI employee who might have 'improperly leaked details' of NYC corruption probe https://t.co/vAPXzTCscS
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 12, 2023
"The mayor and our team are continuing to work with investigators and cooperate," City Hall Chief Counsel Lisa Zornberg said.
"We hope that investigators will continue to cooperate with us and reprimand any federal officer who has improperly leaked details about this investigation as such conduct could prejudice the public and undermine the integrity of our law enforcement process," she added.
Mayor Eric Adams is demanding the FBI stop leaks of its investigation into campaign financing. This comes as new details emerge about text messages between the mayor and Turkey's consul general. @LisaRoznerTV reports. https://t.co/5Ks0toC4yl
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) November 13, 2023
"In 2021, the Turkey consul general texted the mayor, who was then Brooklyn borough president, that there was difficulty getting a certificate of occupancy to open, and asked if he can look into it," CBS News reported.
"The mayor did not respond and instead forwarded the text to then-FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro, asking him to look into it. Nigro texted Adams back a few days later that the certificate would go out so the facility could open, according to sources," it continued.
The situation is part of a larger probe concerning Adams and the chief fundraiser from his mayoral campaign.
Adams reportedly had his phone and iPad seized by the FBI during its investigation as well, leading to concerns among New Yorkers.
Adams' office has noted that one person in his office was found to have acted improperly and has been reported to the FBI. The mayor is not directly accused of any wrongdoing.
The case continues to unfold but Adams hopes that the FBI will at least stop leaking details until the investigation is complete.