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NYC Mayor Eric Adams is embroiled in a scandal in which a close campaign fundraiser is accused of accepting illegal foreign contributions, among other infractions. By sheer coincidence, after Adams had publicly, repeatedly criticized Biden immigration policy, teams of FBI agents were dispatched to interview/investigate a large number of individuals with ties to the campaign and the suspect corporations.
Two days before Adams was scheduled to travel to DC for a high-profile White House meeting on the issue of illegal immigration, FBI agents ordered Adams’ NYPD security team to stand aside as they sat with him in his vehicle, presented a warrant, and seized his phones and iPad.
Adams canceled his DC trip.
Obviously, the DOJ and the US Attorney for the SDNY had no idea that Adams was scheduled to keep Biden’s immigration problems in the news with the planned DC trip and surely, the immediate of use of a big chunk of FBI manpower was a totally normal and proportionate use of law enforcement resources in otherwise largely crime-free NYC and in light of the fact that all other political campaigns in NY are known to be squeaky clean.
It would be just wrong to suspect or insinuate that the timing, intensity, and depth of this law enforcement action was a beatdown of a troublesome, disloyal elected Democrat, wouldn’t it?Published in