Earlier this month, it was reported that the FBI had raided the home of one of the top fundraisers for New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Brianna Suggs is allegedly part of a fundraising scheme that funneled illegal foreign money through the campaign account of Mayor Adams via a local construction company.
A recent New York Times piece reported that Mayor Adams may have pressured New York Fire Department officials into clearing the opening of a Manhattan sky-rise, which sent Adams off the deep end over the source of the alleged leak.
Did Nothing Wrong
The reason the report was so bothersome to Adams is that the illegal money that was allegedly funneled by Suggs was from Turkey, and that high rise is set to house the Turkish consulate.
If that was actually the case, then Adams goes from innocent bystander to Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)-level corruption.
We have to note that, to this point, the FBI has not suggested that Adams did anything wrong, but the optics here are not ideal for Adams.
This is why Adams is trying to deflect by going after the FBI for allegedly leaking these details.
His office stated, "The mayor and our team are continuing to work with investigators and cooperate.
“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 undermines the integrity of our law enforcement process."
The alleged incident took place in the summer of 2021, just after Adams had won the nomination.
At the time, Adams was still serving as the Brooklyn borough president.
While the FBI has not yet disclosed the nature of the investigation, in addition to Suggs’ home being raided, the FBI reportedly seized at least two cell phones and a tablet from Adams.
After the seizure, Adams' campaign stated, "As a borough president, part of my routine role was to notify government agencies of issues on behalf of constituents and constituencies. I have not been accused of wrongdoing, and I will continue to cooperate with investigators."