The mayor had to cancel a White House meeting centered on the current migrant crisis burgeoning in New York City, with sources telling CBS News that he learned of an international probe into “foreign government influence peddling.”
“You probably heard the reports involving one of my campaign staffers, and listen, everyone knows me. I comply with the rules. We’re going to comply with any inquiry, and we will all do that,” Adams said. “That is what we do. I have not been contacted by anyone involving this, and I’m just going to continue running this city, the greatest city on the globe.”
Fact check: NYC under Eric Adams is not the greatest city on the globe.
Adams’ campaign lawyer said the mayor received no word of an impending raid, which happened early Thursday morning in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
“Mayor Adams has not been contacted as part of this inquiry. He has always held the campaign to the highest standards,” his counsel said.
FBI agents were “seen carrying evidence boxes from the home the mayor’s chief fundraiser, Brianna Suggs,” according to CBS News.
“Sources said the Crown Heights raid was one of multiple locations visited by cops and federal agents as part of an international probe into what two sources described as ‘foreign government influence peddling,’” it added.
One source even said that the probe includes possible illegal funds received from Turkey, which Adams reportedly “visited before taking office.”