Friday, February 24, 2017

So, De Blasio is harassed by the FBI and Priebus is given a pass.

Febraury 24, 2017
By Julie Pace

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (click here) asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering in a pending investigation.

The officials said that Priebus' Feb. 15 request to FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe came as the White House sought to discredit a New York Times report about contacts between Russian intelligence officials and members of Trump's 2016 campaign team.

Comey did not come out of the woodwork to comment publicly. Go figure.

As of Friday, the FBI had not commented publicly on the veracity of the report and there was no indication it planned to, despite the White House's request.

White House officials said it was the FBI that first raised concerns about the reporting, but told Priebus the bureau could not weigh in publicly on the matter. The officials said McCabe and Comey instead gave Priebus the go-ahead to discredit the story publicly, something the FBI had not confirmed as of Friday morning....

The reality coverage is to love. Moment by moment will De Blasio run? Reality news media like this treats it like someone is responsible for murder. Amazing. 

February 24, 2017
By Kevin Fasick

Mayor Bill de Blasio (click here) arrived Friday morning at his lawyer’s Midtown office to be grilled by prosecutors over his campaign fundraising.

De Blasio left Gracie Mansion at 8 a.m. and arrived more than an hour later, around 9:10 a.m., at lawyer Barry H. Berke’s office on Sixth Avenue for the long-anticipated sit-down with US Attorney Preet Bharara.

Hizzoner was driven in a black SUV, which swiftly pulled into a garage on West 46th Street.

The feds have been probing the mayor over whether he and his advisers exchanged favors to donors for contributions to his 2013 campaign and his now-shuttered nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York....