Mayor de Blasio vowed that his mayoralty would be highly transparent. But as his term nears its end, and with the primary election just weeks away, he has failed to make good on a promise to release a list of people who did not receive favors in exchange for donations to his non-profit. If the mayor keeps hidden ostensibly ethical and aboveboard transactions, we can only guess what kinds of secrets are deeply buried at City Hall.
The Facts You Need to Know
FOILed: Recent revelations of a lobbying firm’s symbiotic relationship with de Blasio’s City Hall prove there’s something to hide. Read more.
Stony: Mayor de Blasio has stonewalled the public on the operations of his office, going so far as to declare that his communications with four private consultants are privileged. Read more.
Hypocrisy: City Hall corruption is now harming quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers. Read more.
“You’re going to see more and more proof — which we are going to lay out in the coming days and weeks — of the many, many times that people supported something I believed in, but it did not result in any outcome for them.”
The Past is Present
“When the mayor does it, it’s not illegal.”
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